Delta Medical International has reached agreement to form a partnership with Olberon Ltd for worldwide sales and marketing of their patented Otorhinoscope™. The two companies have formed a partnership to bring together their individual strengths and ensure that the technologies developed by Olberon are successfully delivered to the global market using Delta Medical’s strong international distribution networks.
The Otorhinoscope is completely unique, very easy to use and allows the clinician to examine ear, nose or throat with a single instrument. A single speculum can be used for all purposes due to its variable geometry, ranging from a small closed tip suitable for paediatric ear examination to a fully spread configuration for clear nasal inspection. The speculum is simply opened by sliding a lever located under the user’s thumb on the instrument body, allowing easy operation with a single hand. This can be particularly helpful in minor procedures such as removal of foreign bodies.
The Otorhinoscope was conceived and designed by practising clinicians, realising that examination and diagnosis would be simplified, in many cases without the need to refer to an ENT specialist. It provides a complete ENT diagnostic kit in a single instrument which is suitable for use on all patients; this means they can be examined in all healthcare settings, reducing the need for specialist referral.
The super-bright LED light source gives outstanding illumination, ensuring a clear view through the magnifying lens. The Otorhinoscope gives unrivalled capability to inspect aural and nasal passages using a universal speculum, eliminating the need to have a range of tips and accessories available.
Commenting on the product release, Delta Medical Managing Director, Nick Bettles said: “we are delighted to have established this relationship with Olberon and to launch the Otorhinoscope. The feedback we have had from those who have used the instrument is very positive and we believe it brings a technology to the market that can make a real difference in a range of clinical settings. The unique ability to examine ear, nose and throat with a single instrument and one universal speculum is truly ground-breaking. Olberon have a number of other unique products in development and we hope to introduce these in the near future.”
A general practitioner in the UK NHS commented on the Otorhinoscope: “I have been involved in teaching more than 8,000 GPs how to examine the nose, over the last 12 years or more. I feel this is an ideal instrument for primary care – we need to get one into every GP practice.”