DEFENDO™ Sterile Single Use Valves help prevent potential patient safety risks and eliminate the need for manual cleaning and reprocessing. Packaged sterile, DEFENDO™ valves easily incorporate into your infection prevention policy as a single-patient use item.
Endoscope valves are vital, sophisticated devices that require regular meticulous cleaning procedures. There are over 30 steps to proper manual cleaning and reprocessing of biopsy, air/water and suction valves, which can make the cleaning process difficult, if not impossible.
The DEFENDO™ Single Use Cleaning Adapter for OLYMPUS® endoscopes is used after the procedure to flush the air/water channel.This is done to prevent biofilm formation. And is seen as one of the most important steps in cleaning and disinfecting an endoscope.
In 2010, CANTEL became the first company to offer single-use endoscope valves. We now manufacture over 9 million DEFENDO Valves every year. We continue to innovate, bringing our customers the infection prevention resources needed to protect their patients and staff.