Ambu offers single-use endoscopy solutions for urology that help you increase your productivity and simplify your workflow. We will build on our offering with more quality single-use endoscopy solutions for urology in the near future.
Environmental impact of single-use vs. reusable cystoscopes
Study compares complete life cycle1
- Transitioning from reusable to single-use can reduce environmental footprint
- Reprocessing of reusable cystoscopes, alone, had greater impact than whole lifespan of aScope 4 Cysto
- Due to lack of manufacturer data for parts of the lifespan other than reprocessing, the environmental impact of reusable cystoscopes was considered close to zero
1Baboudjian, et al., Life Cycle Assessment of Reusable and Disposable Cystoscopes: A Path to Greener Urological Procedures, Euro Uro Focus, 2022 Dec, Epub ahead of print
Single-use efficiency, next level imaging
Ambu® aScope™ 5 Cysto HD combines superior HD image quality with the simplicity and efficiency of a sterile single-use cystoscope solution.
Learn about the benefits, design and technical specs. Download datasheets and brochures, and find out how you can try the product.
Dr. Wasim Mahmalji talks about how the aScope 4 Cysto single-use concept has streamlined workflow and helped solve cystoscopy capacity issues at Hereford County Hospital.
Professor Helen O’Connell, AO Urological Surgeon in East Melbourne, discusses the advantages of aScope 4 Cysto compared to the reusable cystoscopes she has used in the past.
What are the main drivers for single-use adoption?
Statistical analysis of the survey responses indicated that respondents who anticipated a significantly higher conversion rate tended to be those who currently experience issues that single-use cystoscopes would address.
Market drivers – single-use benefits include:
- Continuous availability
See the detailed results
The original research paper entitled, Market Readiness for Single-Use Cystoscopes According to Urologists and Procurement Managers Worldwide, was published in Research and Reports in Urology (2021: 13).
FDA news release on infections associated with reusable urological endoscopes
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is investigating numerous medical device reports (MDRs) describing patient infections and other possible contamination issues possibly associated with reprocessed urological endoscopes.
Do more of your best work
Ambu® aScope™ 4 Cysto offers clear and sharp imaging and smooth manoeuvrability, which do not deteriorate because you get a brand-new cystoscope for every procedure.
Learn about the benefits, design, technical specs, download data sheets and brochures, and find out how you can try the product at your institution.
See short videos in which urologists perform procedures with the single-use aScope 4 Cysto endoscope.
Scientific conference posters
These non-peer reviewed posters, created by Ambu and distributed at EUGA 2020, offer a quick overview of urologists concerns when it comes to reusable cystoscopes, and how they feel about the single-use alternative.
The first three posters above are based on a survey conducted among 105 urologists divided evenly in the UK, Germany and France. Poster 4 surveyed 53 Japanese urologists. They were a part of the program at EUGA 2020 and UAA 2020.