US Endoscopy announces full market release of the Raptor® grasping device - mini

Mentor, Ohio — May 21, 2014 — US Endoscopy, a world leader in endoscopy device design and manufacturing, is proud to announce the release of the Raptor® grasping device - mini. US Endoscopy introduced the original Raptor® grasping device in 2011. Since its launch, the Raptor® device has become extremely popular among clinicians for precise retrieval of sharp foreign bodies and stents.

Like the original Raptor® device, the new mini device also combines the alligator and rat tooth capabilities into one – increasing gripping ability for a stronger hold. The smaller hybrid jaw and catheter of the mini device are ideal for tight, torqued positions, and for procedures requiring an ultra-slim endoscope.

“We pride ourselves on being a leader in foreign body management,” says Tony Siracusa, Vice President and General Manager of US Endoscopy. “Offering a mini version of the popular Raptor® grasping device allows us to continue to build our portfolio as well as provide a tool that is essential for our Customer’s retrieval needs.”

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.  For more information, visit

About STERIS Corporation
The mission of STERIS Corporation is to help our Customers create a healthier and safer world by providing innovative healthcare and life science product and service solutions around the globe. The Company is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol STE. For more information, visit

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