2014 ESP Award Winner - Second Place, Tables, Positioning and Accessories, Frontier Medical Innovation’s GStirrup

November 19, 2014 12:01 pm | by Surgical Products Staff | Product Releases | Comments

The GStirrup from Frontier Medical Innovations is a patient positioning tool that provides safety, stability, and comfort to patients’ legs when in the lithotomy position. 

LISTED UNDER: OR Equipment / Accessories | Accessories

Medline's Quiet Kits Improving Patient Care, Staff Culture

November 14, 2014 10:59 am | by Kevin Damask, Surgical Products | Product Releases | Comments

In March of 2013, Dignity Health began using Quite Kits from Medline Industries to improve patient experience in its healthcare facilities. Since its debut, “Quite Kits” has improved quietness and cleanliness scores, provided patients with comfort, and helped change the culture among hospital staff ...

LISTED UNDER: Accessories


January 16, 2013 3:10 pm | by Maquet Medical Systems | MAQUET Medical Systems USA | Product Releases | Comments

MAQUET MEDICAL SYSTEMS has introduced the CardioHelp, a portable heart-lung support system providing extracorporeal life support to replace or support a patient’s circulation and respiration. The CardioHelp System is designed to be carried by one person and compact enough to be transported anywhere within the hospital or even in a helicopter or vehicle.

LISTED UNDER: Compression Products

AIGISRx Antibacterial Envelope

September 10, 2012 7:25 am | TYRX, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

TYRX’s AIGISRx® Antibacterial Envelope is a polypropylene mesh pouch/sleeve specifically designed to aid in the stabilization of Cardiac Implantable Electronic Devices (CIEDs), such as pacemakers or defibrillators (ICDs), as well as to help prevent surgical site infections associated with CIEDs.

LISTED UNDER: Pacemakers

Wireless Cardiac Stimulation System

November 14, 2011 8:38 am | Product Releases | Comments

Cambridge Consultants, a leading technology design and development firm, today unveiled how it has collaborated with start-up company EBR Systems to develop the world’s first wireless pacing system. With cardiac stimulation leads considered the weak point in pacemaker systems, the Wireless Cardiac Stimulation system (WiCS) uses a leadless electrode to convert mechanical energy, wirelessly transmitted from an ultrasonic pulse generator, into electrical energy which is used to pace the heart as part of Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy (CRT).

LISTED UNDER: Pacemakers

Zilver PTX Drug-Eluting Stent Technology

October 14, 2011 10:33 am | Cook Medical, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Zilver(R) PTX(R) from Cook Medical has received unanimous recommendation from an FDA advisory committee. The Zilver PTX is a self-expanding, drug-eluting stent specifically designed to treat peripheral vascular disease affecting the superficial femoral artery (SFA), an often difficult-to-treat vessel.

LISTED UNDER: Stents/Implants


September 21, 2011 8:54 am | MAQUET Medical Systems USA | Product Releases | Comments

MAQUET Cardiovascular announced that it has received both 510(k) clearance from the FDA and CE mark from the EMEA for its new SENSATION PLUS™ 8 Fr. 50cc intra-aortic balloon catheter (IAB). The new SENATION PLUS is the world’s first 8 Fr. IAB catheter to combine fiber optic signal acquisition with greater hemodynamic support compared to a standard 40cc IAB catheter.

LISTED UNDER: Catheter Systems

Transfer Catheter

April 12, 2010 1:29 pm | Cook Medical, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Cook Medical’s Women’s Health division introduces the Guardia™ AccessET Curved Embryo Transfer Catheter, featuring Cook’s patented EchoTip® technology. The catheter’s echogenic band allows the catheter tip to be seen more clearly under ultrasound, which can allow for more accurate embryo placement.

LISTED UNDER: Catheter Systems

Advanced Delivery System For IVC Filters

September 28, 2009 6:59 am | Cook Surgical | Product Releases | Comments

The device’s new design simplifies jugular deployment, minimizes trauma and is compatible with full line of IVC filters. Physicians can now navigate even the most tortuous anatomy with greater speed and safety with the next-generation inferior vena cava (IVC) filter delivery system introduced by Cook Medical at TCT 2009.

LISTED UNDER: Catheter Systems

Protective Disk Proven To Reduce Catheter-Related Infection

May 8, 2009 7:39 am | Ethicon, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The Wound Management division of Ethicon, Inc. offers the Biopatch, a protective disk with CHG to prevent catheter-related bloodstream infections (CRBSI) and local infections. According to the company, it is the only dressing clinically proven for use in skin antisepsis. A study published in JAMA® in 2009 showed use of a chlorhexidine gluconate-impregnated sponge (CHGIS) in intravascular catheter dressings reduced rates of catheter-related infections (CRIs), and also showed that changing unsoiled, adherent dressings every seven days rather than three days appears safe.

LISTED UNDER: Catheter Systems
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