SOURCE: Byrne Medical, Inc.

Byrne Medical, Inc.

January 31, 2011 16:26 ET

Byrne Medical Announces Full Market Release of the DEFENDO® Disposable Air/Water, Suction and Biopsy Valve Kit

CONROE, TX--(Marketwire - January 31, 2011) - Byrne Medical, the leader in disposable infection control solutions, announces the official release of DEFENDO® Single Use Air/Water, Suction and Biopsy Valve Kit. A proprietary addition to Byrne Medical's infection control solutions, this single use kit is packaged sterile and specific to Olympus® 140/160/180/240/260 GI endoscopes. As a means to further increase patient safety, customers will have the option to purchase the air/water and suction valves coupled with a biopsy valve as a convenient combination. Customers are invited to request a free DEFENDO® evaluation at their respective facility. Please visit to find out more.

"With so much attention on infection control, it is important that we continue to provide effective solutions to minimize reprocessing errors," says Kathy Hopper, Director of Marketing. "By providing a single use valve kit, more focus can be on the endoscope and not the reusable accessories which can prove very difficult to clean."

About Byrne Medical
Byrne Medical has become a recognized leader at the forefront of patient care in GI Endoscopy by evaluating the current safety standards and offering unique solutions for everyday practices. These principles encompass the foundation of our company because infection control matters to everyone.

Don Byrne, Founder and President, started the company in 1997 in Conroe, Texas with a single, disposable product and a vision to improve infection control practices. His genuine concern for patients, staff members and facilities everywhere prompted him to pioneer a proprietary solution -- the Endo SmartCap®.

In 2003, Byrne Medical introduced the EndoGator®, a propriety disposable irrigation alternative to reusable irrigation tubing. 2009 saw the introduction of the sterile DEFENDO® Disposable Biopsy Valve for Olympus®, Fujinon® and Pentax® endoscopes. As of 2010, Byrne Medical continues to grow in its line of infection control products with EndoJoe™, a line of disinfectants for the GI Endoscopy lab as well as chemicals for the reprocessing of endoscopes and accessories.

As the industry continues to grow, so do the recommendations and standards. Byrne Medical's commitment is not only to the customer, but more importantly to the patient. Therefore, as a company we will continue to develop innovative infection control solutions that meet and exceed industry standards.

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Contact Information

  • For additional information, please contact:
    Kathy Hopper
    Director of Marketing
    Tel. 936/521-4239
    Email: Email Contact