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A better speculum,
a better practice,
a better world.

Designed for women,
doctors and our planet

Let’s face it: even though it is essential for health and wellbeing, no woman looks forward to a pelvic exam. At Orchid Spec, we aspire to make these indispensable procedures as effortless as possible for women and gynaecologists worldwide – with zero impact on our precious planet.

500+
hospitals & practices have already made the switch
93%
of all Dutch hospitals now use the Orchid Spec line
Two-time winner of the Red Dot product design award
The Orchid Spec is trusted by the National Health Service

"The best speculum available today. Both patient and user friendly with optimal performance during all procedures indicated."

Prof. Dr. M. H. Emanuel - Gynaecologist and innovator UMC Utrecht, Bergman Clinics Hilversum, and UZ Ghent. 

“I greatly enjoy working with the Orchid Spec. Its smooth, soft and elegant appearance and easy application make it a joy to work with. Our patients continuously compliment us on the vast improvement over the metal specula of the past.”

Prof. Dr. M.Y. Bongers - Gynaecologist & International speaker. Máxima Medical Center, Veldhoven

“It’s the most user-friendly speculum we’ve seen. It offers optimal manipulation and reliable operation, and it’s smooth and aesthetically pleasing. Patients prefer it.”

Theresa Freeman-Wang - Consultant Gynaecologist at The Portland Hospital

A better Speculum

Designed with a woman’s body in mind, the Orchid Spec is the patient-friendly alternative to conventional plastic and metal specula.

No pinching of tissue

due to the large gap between the bills.

Easier manipulation

Deeper insertion possible and less rectal contact due to backward angled handle.

Effortless insertion

Due to the soft, smooth organic shape and warm material.

Improved comfort

Frictionless manipulation due to the large, rounded edges.

Designed for silent operation

No clicking when dilating reduces patient tensing.

Innovative single-handed locking mechanism

for easy, fidget-free locking and adjusting.

Wider access for instruments

30% wider access while maintaining a narrow bill design.

Reduced risk of cross-contamination

due to a disposable design.

Enhanced cervix support

The patented inward folded edges combined with the flat support surfaces at the tip of the bills allow for improved lifting and positioning of the cervix.

Flush smoke channel

Optimal view and precise manipulation of instruments with the flat channel design.

Tapered nozzle

Easy and reliable connecting to most common smoke suction tubes.

Effortless insertion

Thanks to the soft, smooth organic shape and warm material.

Improved comfort

Frictionless manipulation thanks to the large, rounded edges.

Designed for silent operation

No clicking when dilating reduces patient tensing.

Innovative single-handed locking mechanism

for easy, fidget-free locking and adjusting.

No pinching of tissue

thanks to the large gap between the bills.

Easier manipulation

Deeper insertion possible and less rectal contact due to backward angled handle design.

Wider access for instruments

30% wider access while maintaining a narrow bill design.

Enhanced cervix support

The patented inward folded edges combined with the flat support surfaces at the tip of the bills allow for improved lifting and positioning of the cervix.

Reflective surface

The white reflective surface directs more external light to the tip of the speculum than clear or metal specula. No internal light source needed.

Flush smoke channel

Optimal view and precise manipulation of instruments with the flat channel design.

Orchid Spec compared

The Orchid Spec offers benefits not found with other disposables or reusable metal specula. See how we compare.

Benefit / feature

Orchid spec

Metal

Disposables

Fidget free operation and locking.
Noiseless operation.
The sturdy and robust design allows for precise direct manipulation with the speculum.

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Ready to try?

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Meet the family

The Orchid Spec comes in four sizes: Virgo, Medium, Wide and Long. All sizes are available in the popular ‘clean white’ and 'crystal clear' designs.

Orchid Spec

The standard

What doctors are saying

This BBC Health item shows how the Orchid Spec helps women overcome their anxiety about their periodic cervix exams.

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A better practice

The Orchid Spec is an easy way to improve the in-clinic experience and procedure outcomes for gynaecologists, obstetricians, and primary-care physicians. Patients experience the pelvic exam as more efficient and less stressful, which increases compliance with follow-up visits.

What physicians say

Single-handed use

For easy and practical locking and unlocking.

Jamming-free operation

Facilitates smooth handling every time.

Wider access

A 30% wider access (introitus) offers more maneuverability with tools and superior examination.

Deeper insertion

The front handle tilts backwards, allowing for deeper insertion, requiring less switching to other sizes and less likeliness of touching the rectum.

More sturdy & reliable design

compared to other single-use specula.

Optimal visibility of the cervix

unique inward folded support surfaces direct the cervix at the physician, and the white speculum delivers more light.

A better world

From its inception, the Orchid Spec focused on a cradle-to-cradle design that maximises environmental sustainability. The state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in The Netherlands operates highly CO2 efficient and has optimised natural resource management such as water and waste. The product and packaging design have optimised weight and volume reduction, limiting the material usage and logistics footprint.

67%

less
plastic

compared to most single-use plastic alternatives.
3x

more
environmentally
friendly

compared to most single-use plastic alternatives.
100%

carbon-neutral
manufacturing

in Europe in a state-of-the-art ISO 14001:2004 certified factory, in The Netherlands.
No

sterilization
needed

Equal or less environmental impact than sterilization of metal specula requiring water, chemicals, and energy.
No


carcinogens
risk

Sterilizing metal specula risks carcinogenic chemicals ending up in the water table.
No

cross-contamination
risk

HPV contamination can survive sterilization.

The Orchid Spec Bio

And we don’t stop there: our Orchid Spec Bio speculum is produced from 100% sugarcane. We are the first manufacturer in the world to offer a 100% BioBased speculum. Still, this is not our end goal. We strive to provide a fully CO2-neutral speculum by 2025 and be net negative by 2030.

4x

smaller
carbon
footprint

compared to sterilization
12x

smaller
carbon
footprint

compared to competing plastic specula

Request a free trial

Once you experience our product, we believe that you will not want to go back to your old ways. For this reason, we are offering hospitals and practices the opportunity to try out the Orchid Spec products.

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We'll evaluate your request

If your application is approved, every physician working at your location who would like to participate will receive ample Orchid Specs to test our specula on patients.

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Start complimentary trial

We will offer a complimentary survey among participating physicians to help capture experiences and report the findings. This report includes a cost analysis comparing your current situation and switching to the Orchid Spec. Again, No obligations and at no cost.