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Instrument Reprocessing Program

May 10, 2010 7:05 am | Ecolab | Product Releases | Comments

Ecolab Inc. introduces its new OptiPro™ Instrument Reprocessing Program, a comprehensive approach to instrument reprocessing that features Ecolab’s solid technology and advanced formulations. The program is supported by Ecolab’s service and training on industry best practices to achieve improved patient outcomes and process standardization.

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Instrument Reprocessing Guidelines Poster

March 19, 2010 7:02 am | Product Releases | Comments

Millennium Surgical Corp., a specialty surgical instrument supplier, announces the launch of its instrument reprocessing guidelines poster campaign. To emphasize the importance of following the guidelines for sterilization practices, the company partnered with nurse consultant Rose Seavey, RN, BS, MBA, CNOR, CRCT, CSPDT to develop a surgical instrument reprocessing poster highlighting the critical steps of instrument sterilization.

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Advanced Access Platform

January 25, 2010 5:25 am | Product Releases | Comments

The GelPOINT™ advanced access platform from Applied Medical facilitates triangulation of multiple instruments through a single incision, enhancing cosmetic results for a wide range of procedures and specialties. According to the company, features and benefits of the product include:   GelSeal® Technology that provides a PseudoAbdomen™, platform for a larger outer working profile and for enhanced triangulation .

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Disposable Multi-Instrument Access Port

January 25, 2010 5:19 am | Product Releases | Comments

Olympus introduces the QuadPort™, a disposable multi-instrument access port that can simultaneously accommodate up to four instruments, including a laparoscope, through a single incision. According to the company, the QuadPort features: 4 ports: one 15mm, two 10mm and one 5mm.

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Access System For LESS 

October 19, 2009 7:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

Olympus America Inc. introduces its platform to perform minimally invasive single-site surgery through the umbilicus. The platform combines Olympus and Gyrus ACMI endoscopic and laparoscopic technology with the new TriPort access system. Features of the TriPort access system include: Technology and devices necessary to perform procedures such as gallbladder removal, hernia repair, appendectomy, and urological or gynecological surgery through just one incision in the belly button.

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Multiple Instrument Access Port

May 22, 2009 11:09 am | Covidien | Product Releases | Comments

The Surgical Devices business unit of Covidien introduces the SILS™ Port Multiple Instrument Access Port for laparoscopic surgeries through a single incision. The port is a single, flexible port that may be fitted through a small incision in the umbilicus, offering: A resulting single “hidden scar” a cosmetic advance over the multiple visible scars associated with standard multi-port laparoscopy.

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Brain Access System

September 15, 2008 6:21 am | Vycor Medical Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

? The ViewSite™ Brain Access System provides excellent surgical access to the operative site, allows for superior binocular vision of the surgical area, distributes the brain evenly upon insertion allowing a seamless entry to the target and eliminates the need to pull the brain tissue in any one direction.

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Flexible Video Cystoscope

July 14, 2008 8:15 am | Karl Storz Endoscopy-America, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

This new Flexible Video Cystoscope offers the versatility of a flexible endoscope and the advantages of advanced distal chip technology. Based on proven charge-coupled device (CCD) technology, the cystoscope provides the superior image quality that traditionally has been available only with rigid endoscopes and delivers a number of key features and enhanced functionality to office-based and hospital urologists.

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LED-Illuminated Nasopharyngoscope

June 16, 2008 1:11 pm | Optim Incorporated | Product Releases | Comments

The ENTity™ NasoView is a flexible, LED-illuminated nasopharyngoscope with a self-contained, patented LED Light Engine that frees the physician from the “tug” of light guides, external light sources and the need for AC wall power, delivering optimal portability and ease of use. The compact, ergonomically-designed flexible endoscope can be coupled to any standard video camera system and comes with a thrss-year warranty on the LED-Light Engine, to provide a lower cost of ownership than conventional scopes.

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Flexible Videoendoscopes for GI Procedures

January 14, 2008 5:27 am | Karl Storz Endoscopy-America, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

These Flexible Videoendoscopes for laparoscopic GI procedures are optimized for applications ranging from bariatric surgery to Nissen fundoplications. Easy-to-operate controls and enhanced viewing capabilities are combined with four-way angulation to give surgeons a more complete view during demanding GI surgeries.

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Autoclavable Endoscopes

October 11, 2007 11:31 am | Spectrum Surgical Instruments Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

Made from German surgical stainless steel, Spectrum’s line of rigid endoscopes offers optimal illumination, high resolution and brilliant image quality. These scopes are made with extremely durable tubing and employ sapphire lenses at the proximal and distal ends to prevent scratching caused by shavers and instruments.

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Videoendoscopes for GI Surgery

January 12, 2007 9:59 am | Karl Storz Endoscopy-America, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The new Flexible Videoendoscopes are specifically designed for gastrointestinal surgical procedures. In the OR, these videoendoscopes provide superior image quality while extending system functionality and enhancing the capabilities of GI surgeons. The scopes offer improved depth of field and high-resolution true color images, as well as easy-to-operate controls and enhanced viewing capabilities.

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Digital Flexible Ureteroscope

January 12, 2007 9:59 am | Gyrus Acmi | Product Releases | Comments

The Invisio® digital visualization technology platform has been enhanced with the release of the new DUR®-D Digital Flexible Ureteroscope. The DUR-D Ureteroscope provides a significantly larger image with superior clarity. Featuring a patented, ultra-miniature CMOS distal imaging sensor and a built-in, cool LED light source, the DUR-D Ureteroscope delivers freedom from bulky external accessories.

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Rigid Telescopes

June 15, 2006 5:44 am | Karl Storz Endoscopy-America, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The Hopkins® II 5-mm telescope offers improved optics and a larger number of fibers to deliver significantly increased brightness and enhanced image quality. A new double-lumen stainless-steel shaft makes the 5-mm telescope significantly more durable, which can help reduce repair costs. Advantages of the 5-mm telescopes include distortion-free images, sapphire lenses for autoclavability and scratch resistance, clear images through the entire depth of field, and a 5.

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All-Digital Flexible Endoscope

February 9, 2006 4:29 am | Acmi/Circon | Product Releases | Comments

The all-digital Invisio™ Flexible CystoNephroscope (ICN) provides seven times better resolution, simplicity of use, and lower total cost of ownership versus traditional fiber optic endoscopes. Instead of fiber optic image bundles, large eyepieces, snap-on cameras and high intensity light sources, as found in conventional endoscopes, the ICN employs a proprietary ultra-miniature digital video sensor at the tip of the endoscope and built-in LEDs for illumination.

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