Olympus Latin America Announces Regional Launch of VISERA ELITE III Endoscopic Visualization Platform

MIAMI, Fl. (March 25, 2024) – Olympus Latin America announced today that it has launched the VISERA ELITE™ III endoscopic visualization platform in Mexico.

Full market availability of the VISERA ELITE III platform, the next generation of surgical imaging, is expected in Mexico immediately, with availability in additional Latin American countries expected in the coming months.

“We are excited to help bring new technologies to market in Latin America, elevating the standard of patient care across several specialties with the availability of this innovative surgical imaging platform,” said Jose Gaston, President, Olympus Latin America Inc. “Olympus strives to improve patient outcomes by offering the most advanced solutions for minimally invasive procedures and to offer facilities true flexibility through a platform that grows with their needs.”

VISERA ELITE III is designed to support multiple specialties, including general surgery, urology, gynecology and ENT, by offering advanced imaging modalities such as 4K imaging, Narrow Band Imaging™ and the new Yellow Enhancement mode, which helps identify anatomical structures like nerves, arteries, ureter and pleura that are surrounded by fatty tissue. Other features include:

  • 3D Vision: Provides high depth of field and natural spatial perception.
  • Fluorescence-guided surgery with Full Color IR (infrared): Three IR modes that can offer clear structural visualization during complicated cases.
  • Continuous Auto Focus (CAF): CAF maintains constant focus, eliminating the need for focus adjustments.

VISERA ELITE III represents innovation that grows with the customer by offering backward compatibility with the previous VISERA ELITE II platform, rigid and flexible scopes, camera heads and ENDOEYE™ videoscopes. Scalable software upgrades eliminate the need to switch to another platform to access future technologies and allow for functionality upgrades like 3D and IR to suit multiple needs. The platform offers increased efficiencies by supporting a wide surgery portfolio, including the THUNDERBEAT™ and SONICBEAT™ portfolios.

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About Olympus Latin America
A leading medical technology company, Olympus uses innovative capabilities in medical technology, therapeutic intervention, and precision manufacturing to help healthcare professionals deliver diagnostic, therapeutic, and minimally invasive procedures to improve clinical outcomes, reduce overall costs, and enhance the quality of life for patients.

The Olympus Latin America Division (LAD) encompasses three subsidiaries within Olympus Corporation of the Americas including Olympus Latin America, Olympus America de México, and Olympus Optical do Brazil. Throughout their respective regions, each subsidiary manages Olympus’ operations, distributor partnerships, and workforces in roles such as sales, marketing and support functions. For more information, visit medical.olympuslatinoamerica.com.