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HD 3D Video Laparoscope

May 31, 2013 10:26 am | by Olympus | Olympus America, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

(2013 ESP Award Nominee) The ENDOEYE FLEX 3D from Olympus is the world’s only articulating HD 3D video laparoscope that delivers value to surgeons and patients by reducing surgical errors and improving the speed, accuracy, and precision of surgical tasks such as dissection, grasping, and suturing (compared with traditional 2D surgical systems).

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MIRA-i CS Retractor System

May 14, 2013 10:13 am | by Maquet Medical Systems USA and Maquet Cardiovascular | MAQUET Medical Systems USA | Product Releases | Comments

Maquet Medical Systems USA and Maquet Cardiovascular announced the launch of the MIRA-i CS Retractor System, an innovative, modular system designed to provide unsurpassed cardiothoracic access during minimally invasive revascularization procedures. The MIRA-i CS Retractor features a unique, pivoting mechanism that maximizes access and visibility through the smallest of incisions, thus avoiding the need for a sternotomy with its associated risks and complications.

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Versapor Bladeless Optical 12mm Trocar

April 26, 2013 10:31 am | by Covidien | Product Releases | Comments

The introduction of the Versapor Bladeless Optical 12mm Trocar is the newest addition to the wide offering of Covidien access products. It offers surgeons visualization during trocar placement to help clinicians minimize the risk of trocar injuries.

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McCarthy Mini-Sternotomy Retractor With Universal Lift

October 22, 2012 7:50 am | Product Releases | Comments

Kapp Surgical Instrument, Inc. offers the McCarthy Mini-Sternotomy Retractor with Universal Lift, a self-retaining retractor that provides excellent exposure for a variety of valve operations, Maze procedures or other intra cardiac procedures. It can be used for coronary artery bypass operations or for mini-sternotomy procedures depending upon the patient’s size.

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gRetractor Abramsohn

October 22, 2012 7:39 am | gSource, LLC | Product Releases | Comments

gSource has introduced the gS 40.3150 gRetractor Abramsohn 5 1/2 inches. Crafted from German stainless steel, the retractor features include rounded, cross-serrated outside working ends with 3mm–30mm calibrations marked on the ratchet. This rectractor can be helpful to expose the bone for better access and useful in facilitating a lateral release during bunionectomy procedures.

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Lumbar And Cervical Spine Retractors

October 19, 2012 6:21 am | Product Releases | Comments

Millennium Surgical has announced an extensive offering of US and German made retractors for use in spine surgery. Cloward-style blade retractors for use in cervical procedures are offered in three styles, with long angled lip, short angled lip, and without lip. T-handled McElroy and Taylor retractors for use in lumbar spine procedures are offered in a variety of depths.

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Snowden-Pencer

September 24, 2012 7:06 am | Product Releases | Comments

CareFusion has announced the Snowden-Pencer laparoscopic take-apart instrument line, designed to aid in cleaning and sterilization. The line of instruments contain a ring-handle design with an integrated ratchet mechanism and accommodates both traditiona; precision-style grips and palm grips.

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GelPOINT Path Transanal Access Platform

September 24, 2012 7:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

Applied Medical’s GelPOINT facilitates transanal minimally invasive surgery. The GelPOINT® path enables Transanal Minimally Invasive Surgery (TAMIS), by accommodating standard laparoscopic instrumentation and providing insufflated access through the anus and into the rectum. TAMIS is performed to resect benign and malignant lesions in the distal to proximal rectum.

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SPIDER Surgical System

September 18, 2012 7:13 am | Transenterix, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

TransEnterix offers the SPIDER surgical system, a surgical platform that combines catheter-based technology and instruments with laparoscopic surgery. The SPIDER is designed for triangulation, precise motion and stability.  The SPIDER has a 18 millimeter circumference and flexible, 306 degree articulating instruments.

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LigaSure Vessel Seal Technology

April 11, 2012 8:01 am | Covidien | Product Releases | Comments

Covidien's LigaSure technology provides a unique combination of pressure and energy to permanently seal vessels up to and including 7 mm in size, lymphatics and tissue bundles. The average seal cycle is 2-to-4 seconds and seals withstand three times normal systolic blood pressure. The feedback-controlled response system automatically discontinues energy delivery when the seal cycle is complete, eliminating the guesswork.

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Creating A Greener Cannula Instrument Set

April 10, 2012 7:36 am | Product Releases | Comments

Allen Howes, president and CEO of TTI Medical answers some questions about the ACCU-Surg® Suction/Irrigation Cannula Instrument Set. 1. How was the idea for this product developed? What needs were you looking to meet with this product? Development of the ACCU-Surg Suction/Irrigation Cannula Instrument Set was based upon designing a high quality trumpet valve that would not leak or stick during laparoscopic surgery and could be used over and over again.

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ATW Medical

April 9, 2012 6:26 am | Product Releases | Comments

ATW Companies Inc. will be showcasing its ATW Medical brand and highlighting its leadership in engineered metal solutions for medical devices at BIOMEDevice Boston, April 25-26, 2012, at the Boston Convention and Exposition Center in Boston, MA. ATW Medical specializes in manufacturing orthopedic and laparoscopic instruments using tube fabrication, laser cutting/welding, CNC machining, and metal injection molding (MIM) capabilities.

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BOOKWALTER Retractor Enhancements

April 4, 2012 9:43 am | Symmetry Medical Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Symmetry Medical Inc. has launched twelve new line enhancements to the BOOKWALTER Retractor System through its hospital direct surgical instrumentation division, Symmetry Surgical. The BOOKWALTER Retractor System was included as part of Symmetry's recent acquisition of the surgical instrument portfolio of Codman & Shurtleff.

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Ring Retractors

March 19, 2012 7:54 am | Product Releases | Comments

Millennium Surgical works with American and German manufacturers to customize existing retractors adding fiberoptic capability, duplicate out-of-production items, and alter handle styles to suit surgeon preference.  A full range of ring retractors, including custom blades and initial incision retractors for hip cases, is available.

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Versaport Bladeless Optical Trocar

March 16, 2012 6:12 am | Covidien | Product Releases | Comments

Covidien has launched the Versaport bladeless optical 5 mm trocar which will give surgeons clear visualization of the tissue layers during insertion in laparoscopic and thoracic procedures. The proprietary cannula design offers excellent fixation for port security and stability. The low-profile design delivers optimal maneuverability, even when the trocar is used in small spaces.

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