Ambu believes that sterile single-use gastrointestinal endoscopy solutions should perform like conventional ones, only with the added advantages of increased availability and improved patient safety.


Prof. Dr. Marco Bruno, Chief of the Dept. of Gastroenterology & Hepatology at Rotterdam's Erasmus University Medical Center, Netherlands, on the bright future of single-use endoscopes (15 min).

At ENDO2022’s “A New Era in GI Endoscopy” symposium, co-sponsored by Ambu.

How and why you should introduce single-use duodenoscopes as part of your treatment algorithms

One of the world’s highest-volume ERCP academic centres now recommends single-use duodenoscopes as part of its treatment algorithm.
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Gastrointestinal endoscopy and ergonomics

Facts about the occupational hazard of musculoskeletal injuries

Did you know that up to 89% of GI endoscopists suffer from work-related musculoskeletal injuries1?

The combination of long, repetitive worktimes with intensive muscular demand has led experts to recommend that whenever possible, lighter endoscopes should be favoured2

Download our summary to learn the most relevant facts related to ergonomics for GI endoscopists.

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Learn about aScope Duodeno

1. Khaniceh and Shergill, Elsevier, 
2. ASGE Report,

How does Ambu use single-use simplicity to lift GI endoscope design?

Our development team lets you in on the secrets of innovation. 

Facts and numbers

Infection control
Is contamination of bronchoscopes really a problem? Get an overview of the risks and financial impact associated with reprocessing of reusable bronchoscopes.
Learn how cross-contamination can affect workflow and costs


Ambu aScope GI portfolio:
100% plastic neutral in Europe and Latin America

A partnership with Plastic Bank® will prevent over 100 tons of plastic from entering the ocean. The quantity corresponds to the amount of plastic used in all of the Ambu single-use aScope products in EMEA and Latin America throughout the year.
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15% of duodenoscopes found to be contaminated despite reprocessing (Rauwers 2018, GUT)
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Duodenoscopes used to perform ERCP implicated in infection outbreaks (Kim et al., 2016, GIE)
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Existing manufacturer-recommended HLD inadequate  (Ross et al., 2015, GIE)
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Scientific conference posters

Estimated contamination rate of reprocessed gastroscopes 22.31% 
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Comparing reusable duodenoscopes to single-use duodenoscopes 
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Findings highlight the need to educate endoscopy staff on reprocessing to minimize cross-contamination
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How ready is Europe to adopt single-use duodenoscopes?
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Are single-use endoscopes the future of ERCP?
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Audio summary of survey
We asked 70 GI physicians about their attitudes towards single-use duodenoscopes. Get a quick breakdown of the results.
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Estimated endoscope-related infection risk associated with reusable duodenoscopes.
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