US Endoscopy announces full market release of the VIA™ bedside pre-cleaning kit

Mentor, Ohio — December 3, 2014 — US Endoscopy, a world leader in endoscopy device design and manufacturing, is proud to announce the release of the VIA™ bedside pre-cleaning kit. The new VIA™ kit includes the recommended supplies needed to pre-clean an endoscope immediately following a procedure.

The Society of Gastroenterology Nurses & Associates (SGNA) states that bedside pre-cleaning is a critical first step in proper endoscope reprocessing. The VIA™ bedside pre-cleaning kit includes a basin and a high-quality enzymatic sponge. This single-use kit helps to minimize cross-contamination and protect staff, patients and equipment.

“As a trusted resource for Infection Control products, our goal is to continue to provide solutions that offer peace of mind to our Customers,” says Tony Siracusa Vice President and General Manager of US Endoscopy. “The VIA™ kit complements and further expands our Care and Cleaning portfolio as an option that offers enhanced patient care and standardization with Infection Control guidelines.”

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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