Vision-Sciences Introduces Smallest Diameter Flexible Video Laryngoscope to the Ear-Nose-and Throat Market

The ENT-7000 Offers High Resolution Imaging and Maximum Patient Comfort for Ear Nose and Throat Diagnostics

ORANGEBURG, N.Y., Sept. 22, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Vision-Sciences, Inc. (Nasdaq:VSCI), a leading provider of unique flexible endoscopic products utilizing its proprietary sterile disposable EndoSheath® technology, today announced the introduction of the company's next generation video laryngoscope. The company unveiled the new ENT-7000 model at the annual AAO-HNS Meeting (American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery) held in Orlando, Florida on September 21-24, 2014.

Vision-Sciences' new video flexible laryngoscopy system is the company's first branded addition to its innovative 7000 Series endoscopy line. The advanced CCD-based laryngoscope features the smallest diameter insertion tube available. At 2.4mm in size, it provides clinicians with high performance imaging and maximizes patient comfort during diagnostic procedures.

"Our new 7000 Series flexible laryngoscope expands the range of our innovative ENT portfolio," stated Howard Zauberman, President and Chief Executive Officer. "By offering physicians exceptional image quality and diagnostic capabilities in the smallest available size, we believe we allow them the opportunity to treat a more complete range of patients."

The ENT-7000 is fully compatible with the 7000 Series Vision System®, the company's next generation all-in-one ultra-portable endoscopy imaging platform. The Vision System platform provides high-resolution visualization and an enhanced user interface with work-flow efficiency tools. The platform also includes plug-and-play simplicity for video, still, and audio documentation, including frame-by-frame review or historical image comparison ideal for patient progress review.

ENT-7000 Flexible Video Laryngoscope and Vision System® Key Features

  • 2.4mm Insertion Tube for optimal patient comfort and passage in small anatomical spaces
  • High resolution CCD-based imaging for vivid, crisp visualization of anatomy
  • Full Vision System® compatibility – including stroboscopy, audio/video recording, frame-by-frame diagnostic review, and patient record management capabilities
  • Compatible for use with the sterile, disposable EndoSheath® Technology

Flexible laryngoscopes are utilized to diagnose and treat a series of head and neck disorders including; acid reflux, swallowing conditions (Dysphagia), sinusitis, hoarseness, chronic cough, sleep apnea, and head and neck cancer.

About Vision-Sciences, Inc.

Vision-Sciences, Inc. designs, develops, manufactures and markets products for flexible endoscopy. The Company's unique product lines feature a streamlined visualization system and proprietary sterile disposable microbial barrier, known as EndoSheath® technology, providing users with efficient and cost effective endoscope turnover while enhancing patient safety. Information about Vision-Sciences' products is available at

Vision-Sciences owns the registered trademarks Vision Sciences®, EndoSheath®, EndoWipe®, Slide-On®, and The Vision System®.

CONTACT: Gary Siegel VP, Finance Vision-Sciences, Inc. (845) 365-0600

Source:Vision-Sciences, Inc.