Pentax receives prestigious pair of innovation awards — 4 insights

Pentax Medical received a pair of industry awards for its DEC Video Duodenoscope ED34 i10T2 and its Red Density System.

Here's what you should know:

1. The German Ministry of Trade and Industry awarded Pentax its German Innovation Award for the DEC duodenoscope. The ministry recognized the scope's disposable design elements, which help prevent contamination.

2. The innovation award is among the most prestigious accolades bestowed in the research and development field.

3. ESGE Days Congress bestowed its honor upon the Red Density Program. The program supports physicians in the endoscopic assessment of ulcerative colitis.

4. The honor was based on a study submitted by Pentax, which showed the Red Density system helped physicians identify inflammation at a greater rate than with other available endoscopic scores.

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