Leica Microsystems offers the HM500 head-mounted surgical microscope. Features include: The ability to be worn comfortably and provide continuously variable magnification, automatic parallax correction, and sharp 3D images for precise viewing during surgery. Precise optical zoom allowing a variable selection of magnification between 2X and 9X, depending on the particular eyepieces in use.
Orthovita, Inc. introduces CORTOSS Bone Augmentation Material for treatment of vertebral compression fractures. According to the company, the material is an injectable, bioactive composite that mimics the physiological properties of human cortical bone and is the first alternative to polymethylmethacrlyate (PMMA) cement that has been evaluated in a clinical study and cleared in the U.
Royal Philips Electronics introduces the Respironics V200 Critical Care Ventilator. The ventilator exhibits: Integration of auto-adaptive technology. The ability to provide ventilation for neonatal, pediatric and adult patients. Innovative speaking mode found only on the Respironics V200 and Esprit ventilators that provides the tracheostomized patient the ability to speak without the need for costly external valves.
A comprehensive technical guide on environmental monitoring, "Hospital Environmental MonitoringWhat You Need to Know About Critical Storage Regulations, Liabilities, Audits, Instrument Selection and Cost Controls" is available from Dickson Company . The guide includes reviews and summaries of: The regulatory landscape.
Power Sources Unlimited offers the Cincon TR30RAM Series of 30 Watt, wallmount, medical grade, AC/DC switching power adaptors that are now compliant to CEC Level IV Standards. The TR30RAM Series boasts: Acceptance of a universal 90-264VAC input. Interchangeable AC plugs. Fully-regulated single outputs ranging from 5VDC to 24VDC.
The Model 6772 Adjustable Wheelchair Scale from Scale-Tronix is designed for hard-to-weigh applications such as oversized wheelchairs and chairs equipped with anti-tip devices. Features include: A low-profile platform that adjusts to accommodate standard to extra large width wheelchairs (18" to 43").
Medicus Health 's Autoclavable Surgical Step Stool Anti-Fatigue Mats help reduce the leg and feet pain associated with standing on surgical step stools for extended lengths of time. Features include: The ability to be completely autoclaved up to 250 degrees F and reused. Mat measurements of 15.
Smith & Nephew Endoscopy introduces the BICEPTOR Tenodesis System to treat injuries to the biceps tendon in the shoulder. According to the company, the system is the first that enables surgeons to re-attach the biceps tendon to the humerus, or upper arm bone, using an all-arthroscopic technique.
EPS, Inc. recently released a 10 ml bottle to add to its line of Steri-Dropper® sterile ophthalmic dispensing containers. Features include: Manufacturing from a special zinc stearate-free resin, minimizing the risk of particulate forming in solution with certain ophthalmic preparations.
The trend toward minimally invasive surgical technique moves forward with the success of a transvaginal NOTES® partial gastrectomy, and the instrumentation that made it possible. Advancements in minimally invasive surgery have made the far-reaching benefits of these techniques quite clear.
Toshiba Teli America, Inc. offers the T24MSA001-MD medical-grade 24" LCD color widescreen monitor. The monitor features: Full HD (1080p) resolution for natural reproduction of video images and a high level of differentiation. 800:1 contrast. 500cd/m2 brightness. Picture-in-picture functionality.
Sony offers its Model UP-DR80MD medical-grade digital printer, a full-page, dye-sublimation printer for fast and cost-effective performance for a range of advanced surgical and ultrasound applications. Features of the new printer include: Compatibility with most popular image capture, endoscopic camera and digital ultrasound systems.
Olympus America Inc. introduces its Laparo-Endoscopic Single-Site Surgery (LESS) platform to perform procedures such as gallbladder removal, hernia repair, appendectomy, and urological or gynecological surgery through just one incision in the belly button. The platform combines Olympus and Gyrus ACMI endoscopic and laparoscopic technology with the new TriPort access system.
DePuy Mitek, Inc. offers all of its QUICKANCHOR® Plus suture anchors for small joint repair available pre-loaded with ORTHOCORD®. According to the company, ORTHOCORD is the only high-strength, partially-absorbable orthopedic suture designed to provide a supple solution for soft tissue fixation while maintaining strength and knot security.
Cool-View, LLC introduces the Novalite Micro XL surgical headlight. The headlight exhibits: Brilliant lighting performance. Zero heat output. An ultra-lightweight headset design (3.5 oz). An adjustable focus beam. A class-leading rechargeable battery for untethered flexibility in the OR.