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Ballinger Forceps ®

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The Ballinger range of single-use colorectal biopsy forceps offers the practitioner a purpose-designed alternative to traditional re-usable instruments. It is designed for use with rigid rectoscopy equipment.

  • sterile, single-use & sharp cut everytime
  • peel-off traceability labels
  • eliminates cross-contamination risk
  • 2x sizes available

With a 5 yr shelf-life, the Ballinger Forceps are effective and convenient, providing a sharp cut and excellent sample retention and release.

Supplied sterile and designed for routine use in outpatients, DSU & operating departments, they are available in 2x sizes and include peel-off labels to for sample ID and tracking.

Ergonomic Hand Grip

The plastic injection-moulded handgrip is designed to enable the forceps to be operated away from the eye-line of sight through the scope. A steel spring built into the handgrip ensures that the default position of the jaws is open.

Steel Shaft

The shaft is available in two lengths: either 420mm for use with a standard 250mm rectoscope, or 270mm for use with a short scope or proctoscope.

Cutting Jaws

The cutting jaws are 9mm long x 2.5mm wide, producing a high cell yield from a bite sample size small enough not to cause excessive bleeding or trauma.

Concern has grown in recent years about the re-use of biopsy forceps inside the GI tract, driven by evidence of the inability of conventional cleaning and autoclaving to remove the protein prions implicated in the transmission of both long-recognised and new variants of CJD.

In addition, the jaws of continuously re-used biopsy forceps rapidly blunt, and the consequent reduced cutting ability may cause greater distress and bleeding to the patient than necessary.

The Stericom range of rigid disposable biopsy forceps is designed to address these concerns. These forceps may be used with any rigid rectoscopy equipment, but are designed specifically to complement the Sapimed scope-kit system.

The Stericom range of rigid disposable biopsy forceps may be used with any rigid rectoscopy equipment, but are designed specifically to complement the Sapimed scope-kit system.

Using single-use biopsy forceps, scopes and bellows facilitates best infection control policy and demonstrates optimal care for the patient.

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Order CodeDescriptionItems per box
STE 1510Ballinger 420mm single-use, sterile colorectal biopsy forceps10
STE 1512Ballinger 270mm single-use, sterile colorectal biopsy forceps10