The Broncoflex® was designed to address the current needs and challenges facing hospitals associated with the use of flexible bronchoscopes. Bronchoscopes are now essential pieces of equipment, used by different medical specialists for a broad variety of clinical indications.

 

UNIQUE BY NATURE,
DIFFERENT BY DESIGN

The Broncoflex® addresses technical and clinical challenges thanks to a significant innovation: it incorporates a 2.8 mm working channel within an endoscope with a small external diameter of 5.6 mm. This innovation offers users a wide working channel, reducing constraints in terms of compatibility with endotracheal tubes, while facilitating navigation in the distal bronchi.

TWO SIZES,
MORE OPTIONS,
LESS EXPENSE.

The successful miniaturisation of our systems allows us to offer just two endocope references, where three are usually required with standard single-use flexible bronchoscopes. These two references are sufficient to cover all flexible bronchoscopy therapeutic indications.

BRONCOFLEX® VORTEX, A SINGLE REFERENCE
FOR YOUR THERAPEUTIC PROCEDURES

HD VISUALIZATION SYSTEM

Much more than a simple touch screen, the viewing system
incorporates an algorithm that ensures the display of a
high definition image, even for a single-use device.
The Screeni® offers a coherent system: it has been conceived
and designed to simplify its use, with unparalleled ease of
management and implementation.
The system is mobile and lightweight so that it can be
easily used in often small spaces.

NEW BRONCOFLEX®,
DESIGNED TO BE DIFFERENT.
Ergonomics and manoeuvrability

The precise, flexible deflection mechanism enables up and down distal angulation of more than 200°. The high resistance of the system maintains good angulation, even when an instrument is inserted into the working channel.

Secretion management

The unique profile of the distal tip, with its wide opening, helps facilitate the suction of secretions and fluids. The wide working channel of the Broncoflex® Vortex further boosts its suction performance.

HD Display

The whole system, from the camera to the visualisation platform, contributes to the display of a high-definition image with, in particular, an algorithm specially developed for detailed contours. Brightness management enables good near and distal vision.

The Screeni® is equipped with a quickconnect bracket enabling the system to be attached to an IV pole. The system’s power cable can be wound around the tightening screw knob during transport.

The monitor can be detached from its mounting bracket in just a few seconds to be placed on a trolley.

Agile and Vortex endoscopes can be suspended on the Screeni® support feet. They are easy to identify thanks to their coloured ring and are always ready to use.

EVALUATE YOUR SAVINGS
WITH OUR CALCULATOR

With our calculator, make an evaluation of the cost-saving aspects of converting to single-use endoscopes in your hospital.

ACCESS TO THE CALCULATOR
HIDDEN COSTS OF CONVENTIONAL ENDOSCOPY

SINGLE USE, MANY ADVANTAGES

ALWAYS READY

In its sterile packaging, the Broncoflex® can be stored on an emergency trolley ready to be used at any moment.

The Broncoflex® eliminates all the disinfection and maintenance constraints associated with reusable bronchoscopes that often lead to them being unavailable because they are undergoing a disinfection or repair cycle. Learned societies agree that intensive care units need to have access to a bronchoscope to handle unexpected problems during difficult intubations. (4) (5) The Broncoflex® can be easily stored in its sterile packaging and is always ready to use, in all circumstances and at any time.

ALWAYS STERILE

Having access to a sterile bronchoscope in all circumstances reduces the risk of cross-contamination for patients and generates savings associated with any treatment and care.

The risk of cross-contamination related to inadequate disinfection of a reusable endoscope during cleaning, rinsing, leak testing or drying phases is well documented in the literature.(6) The design of the devices makes reprocessing complicated and expensive. In fact, following disinfection, a biofilm can still form, particularly when the device has difficult-to-detect micro-cracks.(6) (7)

Clinical indications

See how the Broncoflex® can help your department meet challenges daily:

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DIFFICULT INTUBATION

In anaesthesia, it is recommended having a bronchoscope available in the event of an emergency when managing difficult intubation.

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BAL AND CLEARING

Bronchoalveolar lavage is a common procedure in intensive care and frequently requires a bronchoscope to be used.

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PERCUTANEOUS TRACHEOSTOMY

Carrying out single-use bronchoscope-guided percutaneous tracheotomy reduces the risk of breaking your reusable equipment.

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ONE LUNG VENTILATION

The positioning and placement of an endobronchial tube in lung surgery are recommended under bronchoscopic guidance.

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TRAINING

Significant training in bronchoscopy is required. Limited access to the equipment for this purpose can hinder learning.

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TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Recommended indications Agile Vortex
Endotracheal tube placement
Double-lumen endobronchial tube positioning
Blonchial blocker positioning
Difficult intubation
Bronchial inspection
Endoscopy-guided tracheostomy
Expectoration after postural drainage
Biopsy
Bronchoalveolar lavage
Bronchoscopes specifications Agile Vortex
External diameter of insertion tube (mm) 3,6 5,4
Internal diameter of operator channel (mm) 1,4 2,8
Angle of deflection 220/220° 200/200°
Compatibility ET sonde 5 mm 6 mm
Compatibility DLT sonde 35Fr 41Fr
Sterilisation ETo ETo
MDD Classification IIa IIa
Ordering information 20030001 10030001
Screen specifications Screeni
Screen size 10,1 inches
Résolution de l’écran 1280 x 800
Physical memory size 16 Gb
Input connector 1 x USB type A

1 x endoscope input

MDD classification IIa
Ordering information 30030000

Bibliography

1 - Kenters, Nikki et al. “Infectious diseases linked to cross-contamination of flexible endoscopes” Endoscopy international open vol. 3,4 (2015): E259-65.
2 - Pajkos, A. et al.``Is biofilm accumulation on endoscope tubing a contributor to the failure of cleaning and decontamination?`` Journal of Hospital Infection , Volume 58 , Issue 3 , 224 - 229
3 - Kovaleva, Julia et al. “Transmission of infection by flexible gastrointestinal endoscopy and bronchoscopy” Clinical microbiology reviews vol. 26,2 (2013): 231-54.
4 - Anderson, Deverick J., et al. “Underresourced Hospital Infection Control and Prevention Programs: Penny Wise, Pound Foolish?” Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology, vol. 28, no. 7, 2007, pp. 767–773., doi:10.1086/518518.
5 - Ofstead, C.L., Quick, M.R., Eiland, J.E., Adams, S.J. (2017). A glimpse at the true cost of reprocessing endoscopes: Results of a pilot project. Communiqué, Jan/Feb, 63-78.
6 - Mehta AC, Curtis PS, Scalzitti ML et al. ``The high price of bronchoscopy. Maintenance and repair of the flexible fibreoptic bronchoscope.`` Chest 1990;98:448-54.
7 - Terjesen, Christoffer Lilja et al. “Early Assessment of the Likely Cost Effectiveness of Single-Use Flexible Video Bronchoscopes” PharmacoEconomics - open vol. 1,2 (2017): 133-141.
8 - Safdar N, Crnich CJ, Maki DG. ``The pathogenesis of ventilator-associated pneumonia: its relevance to developing effective strategies for prevention.`` Respir. Care. 2005;50:725–739-741.