Central Medical Supplies (CMS) is the sole UK distributor for the single use endoscope range produced by medical device company Axess Vision Technology.  Broncoflex®, one of the products in the range, is now available via the NHS Supply Chain.     

A single use bronchoscope, Broncoflex® is available in two sizes. Broncoflex® S has an insertion tube with an external diameter of 3.7mm and an operator channel of 1.4mm.  It has a distal end diameter of 3.9mm. The insertion tube of Broncoflex® M has an external diameter of 5.5mm and an operator channel of 2.1mm.  It comes with a distal end diameter of 5.5mm.

Broncoflex® S is clinically indicated for the positioning of double lumen probes and bronchial blockers, broncho-alveolar lavage and endoscopic assisted tracheotomy.  It is also suitable for explorations of the pulmonary passages, difficult intubation and sampling. The clinical indications for Broncoflex® M include broncho-alveolar lavage, foreign body removal and the management of excess secretions.  It too can be used for endoscopic assisted tracheotomy, explorations of the pulmonary passages, difficult intubation and sampling.    

As Broncoflex® is designed for single use there is no risk of cross contamination.  Unlike traditional bronchoscopes, which are unavailable for use during their cleaning cycle, Broncoflex® is always ready, as after each use the bronchoscope is discarded and a new sterile one opened.  Normal wear and tear, caused by cleaning, can also impact the quality of the exams carried out with a traditional bronchoscope.  Unlike reusable bronchoscopes, Broncoflex® doesn’t require a repair or disinfection budget.

Broncoflex® produces high quality images, with good colour reproduction, along with a large depth of field and viewing angle.  Broncoflex® has an innovative visualisation system, via a touch screen. SCREENi®, the viewing solution for Broncoflex® is also available from CMS

For more information, contact Tracey Pavier-Grant, Sales Director at Central Medical Supplies on 01538 392 596, email tracey@centralmedical.co.uk or visit www.centralmedical.co.uk