The company Axess Vision is the fruit of an ambitious project led by professionals from the medical world, having noticed the problems caused by reusable endoscope use in hospitals. The high costs generated at the different stages of the product life cycle, and especially the emergency of multi-resistant bacteria, led to discussions on the future of this technology in the patient health care pathway. The idea of a single-use bronchoscope was launched in 2006, with the creation of Axess Vision.
2 of the 3 Axess Vision founders: Olivier Brosset and Doctor Marc Malou
In an environment where budget restrictions are increasingly tight, where patient safety and the quality of their management are central to health care challenges, the numerous problems posed by reusable endoscopy, with sometimes life-threatening consequences for patients, led Axess Vision to devise new solutions to meet tomorrow's challenges. In 2012 therefore, after 6 years research and development, borne by its partners and its vision, the company produced its first single-use bronchoscope functional prototype.
First Broncoflex® prototype
After having passed the regulatory validation stages, Axess Vision was able to go into the production phase. Always attentive to providing physicians and patients with a reliable, safe and innovative product, no concessions were made on final product quality. It is therefore naturally near to Tours in France, there where it all began, that the first clean room was built in 2014. In recognition of the work that began 8 years earlier, the quality of the product and the technological know-how were immediately acknowledged.
Clean room inauguration with Marisol Touraine, French Minister of Social Affairs, Health and Women’s Rights
With 25 years’ experience in medical device production and distribution, TSC Group decided to invest in the innovative solution developed by Axess Vision. Very quickly, synergies came and the distribution network expanded into Europe, through the Group’s distribution companies. The story of Axess Vision continues, with innovation remaining a driving force and the permanent view to providing doctors with quality single-use devices that are safe for patients.
More than 150,000
around the world
A 40-man team sharing
the same values
We develop and manufacture sophisticated, single-use, flexible, sterile endoscopes that simplify management of hospital equipment stocks for the benefit of patients and health care professionals.
By developing our distribution network internationally and consolidating our market position, we will become the leader in innovation in multidisciplinary, single-use endoscopy applications.
Axess Vision upholds the values shared with the entities of The Surgical Company:
At Axess Vision, we are proud to contribute to the continual progress of medicine, by developing and manufacturing a high-quality, single-use, sterile bronchoscope; enabling practitioners to intervene at any time, using a sterile device, while reducing the risk of nosocomial infections.
Frank DE VOS
Frank DE VOS
R&D Director and CTO
Pim VAN DER MARK
International Sales Representative
Quality Assurance Manager
Finance and HR Manager