US Endoscopy announces full market release of the AquaShield® water bottle system with CO2 extension tubing

Mentor, Ohio — April 24, 2013 — US Endoscopy, a world leader in endoscopy device design and manufacturing, is proud to announce the release of the AquaShield® water bottle system with CO2 extension tubing. This new line item joins the existing disposable AquaShield® system product family which is used with an air or carbon dioxide (CO2) source and to clean the endoscope lens during a procedure.

For Customers using CO2 during procedures, extension tubing is required to connect the water bottle cap to an insufflator or CO2 source. Most water bottle systems on the market today also require Customers to stock and use two separate items (water bottle cap and CO2 extension tubing). The new AquaShield® system with extended tubing eliminates the need for these extra pieces, simplifying order and setup for Customers.

“The AquaShield® system with CO2 extension tubing offers a convenient solution to our Customers using CO2 insufflation” says Gulam Khan, US Endoscopy President. “This new line item eliminates the need for purchasing and setup of separate CO2 extension tubing saving our Customers time and money.”

About US Endoscopy
US Endoscopy, a subsidiary of STERIS Corporation, is a world leader in endoscopy device design and manufacturing, serving the U.S. and international gastrointestinal endoscopy markets.  By listening and delivering solutions in the field of endoscopy, our unique lines of devices provide better, more enhanced product options for GI clinicians.  A significant and growing portion of sales are from endoscopic devices created by the company's new product development team with the guidance and direction of luminary physicians and nurses worldwide. 

About STERIS Corporation
The mission of STERIS Corporation is to provide a healthier today and safer tomorrow through knowledgeable people and innovative infection prevention, decontamination and health science technologies, products and services. The Company has approximately 6,000 dedicated employees around the world working together to supply a broad array of solutions by offering a combination of equipment, consumables and services to healthcare, pharmaceutical, industrial and government Customers. The Company is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol STE. For more information, visit

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