Endoscopy

Four Considerations to Weigh with Endoscope Storage Cabinets

SUPPLY COSTS

Recent studies showing post-endoscopic infection rates being more common than previously believed underscore the importance of a safe and systematic approach to reprocessing flexible endoscopes. Storage is an essential element of that process.

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