Olympus has been awarded a group purchasing agreement from Premier Inc for the Olympus single-use bronchoscope portfolio.

The Olympus single-use bronchoscopes portfolio is made up of five premium H-SteriScope single-use bronchoscopes that can be used in complement with the company’s reusable bronchoscope portfolio, already available under the Premier Flexible Surgical Endoscopy agreement. As such, Olympus is currently the only provider of a full-range bronchoscopy solution, which is intended to provide physicians the right endoscope, for the right patient, in the right situation.

Premier is a leading healthcare improvement company, uniting an alliance of more than 4,400 US hospitals and health systems and approximately 225,000 other providers and organizations to transform healthcare. With integrated data and analytics, collaboratives, supply chain solutions, and consulting and other services, Premier enables better care and outcomes at a lower cost.

“Olympus is honored to be recognized for its strengths by Premier as a hybrid bronchoscopy solutions supplier,” said Swarna Alcorn, Vice President for the Respiratory Business Unit at Olympus America Inc. “Our customers have told us that a range of bronchoscope choices allows them to treat each individual patient depending on unique clinical needs, enabling the right scope for the right conditions in the right healthcare setting. Premier’s choice in awarding Olympus this contract helps further physicians’ ability to take a hybrid bronchoscopy approach.”

Olympus single-use bronchoscopes give physicians access at contracted pricing to a comprehensive selection of bronchoscopes for any procedure and site of care. A full and robust portfolio ensures the right bronchoscope is available when and where needed for both standard and advanced diagnostic and therapeutic pulmonary procedures.

According to a hands-on evaluation and survey conducted during the Second Conference of the American Association of Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology (AABIP), held in August 2019, the H-SteriScope bronchoscopes were rated higher than current single-use flexible bronchoscopes in scope quality, imaging quality, maneuverability, handling, tool interaction, and overall assessment.i

The advanced H-SteriScope bronchoscope portfolio includes five single-use bronchoscopes intended to offer efficiency, control, and variety to healthcare providers. The H-SteriScope bronchoscopes range in size from ultra-thin to extra-large with working channels up to 3.2 mm to fulfill a variety of clinical needs. Differentiating features of the H-SteriScope bronchoscopes that are useful in respiratory care include 90° rotation left and right, 210° angulation up and down, and passive bending designed for enhanced maneuverability.

The new Olympus single-use bronchoscope portfolio complies with the latest safety recommendations from the FDA to advance performance in the bronchoscopy suite.