Welch Allyn Introduces Industry's First Extra Small Disposable Vaginal Speculum

2012-05-04

Device Offers Greater Convenience for Providers and Added Comfort, Safety for Patients

Skaneateles Falls, NY, May 7, 2012 –Welch Allyn, a leading global provider of medical diagnostic solutions, today introduced the industry's first extra small, disposable vaginal speculum at the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) Annual Clinical Meeting in San Diego. Available for sale in August, the extra small KleenSpec® Disposable Vaginal Speculum joins the company's suite of vaginal specula designed to work with the Welch Allyn Cordless Illumination System. They are made of smooth, molded acrylic that will not pinch or bind tissue, and their wider handles provide improved ergonomics, better balance, and are easier to manipulate during exams.

"We are proud to say we now offer every size disposable vaginal speculum needed for all types of patients," says Tracy Bennett, manager, Physical Assessment at Welch Allyn. "Our new extra small disposable vaginal speculum will allow obstetricians, gynecologists and family physicians to perform a comfortable, safe exam with virginal and pediatric patients as well as post-menopausal and post-hysterectomy women. And since they are single-use, they eliminate the time and expense of reprocessing and help reduce the risk of cross-contamination."

KleenSpec Disposable Vaginal Specula are designed to fit directly onto the Welch Allyn Cordless Illumination System—eliminating the worry of cords being cleaned, getting in the way or breaking during an exam. Featuring automatic on/off, light-emitting diodes (LEDs) provide a whiter, brighter light source that enhances visualization of the exam area with true tissue rendition and less heat than traditional lamps. In addition, the light pipe on the specula provides a homogeneous spot and eliminates glare-back, projecting light forward where it is needed most.

"Our Cordless Illumination System features a LED light source that's whiter and brighter than conventional halogen systems," added Bennett. "And because it's cordless, our customers will have enhanced freedom of movement when performing pelvic exams. With continuous on-time of 80 minutes, and a rechargeable lithium ion battery, it's a must-have for every physician's office, hospital or clinic that cares about efficiency, safety and patient comfort."

For more information about the Welch Allyn KleenSpec Disposable Vaginal Specula and Cordless Illumination System, please call 800.535.6663 or visit www.welchallyn.com.

About Welch Allyn
Founded in 1915 and headquartered in Skaneateles Falls, NY (USA), Welch Allyn is a leading global provider of medical diagnostic equipment and a complete range of digital and connected solutions. With 2,750 employees working in 26 different countries, Welch Allyn is a family-owned business that specializes in helping doctors, nurses, and other frontline practitioners across the globe provide the best patient care by developing innovative products, breakthrough technologies, and cutting-edge solutions that help them see more patients, detect more conditions, and improve more lives. More information about Welch Allyn and its complete line of connected products and solutions may be found at www.welchallyn.com.