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Unitrac Retraction And Holding System

December 7, 2011 6:31 am | Aesculap, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

2011 ESP Honorable Mention The pneumatically-powered Unitrac® Retraction and Holding System from Aesculap, Inc. increases procedure efficiency and allows for an obstruction-free surgical site in both open and minimally invasive surgery. Precise adjustments are possible with the push of a single button, thus freeing the surgical assistant to carry out higher priority tasks.

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Laparoscopic Peanuts

December 7, 2011 6:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

2011 ESP Honorable Mention Apollo Surgical’s patented Laparoscopic Peanuts are the only dissectors to use five to seven layers of 100 percent surgical cotton gauze on the peanut tip, which allows the surgeon to use one peanut for an entire procedure without compromising quality or durability.

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TriPort+ Access System

November 28, 2011 10:10 am | Product Releases | Comments

Yellow Ribbon Winner - Instrumentation Category Olympus recently launched the new TriPort+ access port for single-site surgery. The TriPort+ has three 5 mm ports and a 10 mm port (reducible to 5 mm) enabling a surgeon to replicate the traditional 4-port Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy through a single incision in the umbilicus.

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Single Incision Access Port

November 28, 2011 9:46 am | Innovia Llc | Product Releases | Comments

Red Ribbon Winner - Instrumentation Category The InnoPort from Innovia LLC, facilitates performance of laparoscopic surgery through one incision, instead of multiple incisions, with the goal of minimizing pain, scarring and recovery time for patients. The device's hollow, cone-shape design grants physicians unrestricted access to the abdominal cavity with up to three rigid, curved and/or articulating 5 mm instruments.

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Disposable Port For Laparoscopic Surgery

November 9, 2011 7:24 am | Innovia Llc | Product Releases | Comments

The InnoPort from Innovia LLC is a sterile, disposable port for laparoscopic surgery which allows three instruments to access the abdominal cavity, preferably via the umbilicus, while maintaining pneumoperitoneum and fully clinically relevant range of instrument motion.

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Endo360° MIS Surturing Device

October 31, 2011 5:34 am | Product Releases | Comments

EndoEvolution, LLC has launched the Endo360°™ MIS suturing device. In addition, the company is developing the 5mm EndoTransformer™, the world’s smallest automated MIS suturing device.EndoEvolution’s patented Endo360° and EndoTransformer devices are the only automated MIS suturing devices using curved needles and precisely replicating the traditional methods used by surgeons to place stitches and tie intracorporeal knots.

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Wound Protection/Retraction

May 6, 2011 7:10 am | Product Releases | Comments

Applied Medical’s Alexis® wound protector/retractor is designed for soft tissue protection and retraction, effectively holding the incision site open, and maximizing surgical efficiency. Available in multiple sizes to accommodate a wide range of procedures, the Alexis wound protector/retractor provides: Protection by significantly decreasing risk of infection† and maintaining moisture at the incision site.

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Single Incision Laparoscopy Kit

April 27, 2011 6:42 am | SurgiQuest, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

SurgiQuest, Inc. offers its line of advanced 5 mm AnchorPort® Trocars for indication of use as a Single Incision Laparoscopy Kit (SILK). The trocar has an integrated elastomeric, stretchable cannula system that goes in elongated and self adjusts to accommodate the patient’ abdominal wall thickness.

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FloShield™ Provides Clear View

April 26, 2011 6:20 am | Product Releases | Comments

The FloShield™ system helps provide an uninterrupted view during laparoscopic surgery by helping to defog the lens, deflect debris and prevent trocar smudge on the lens of the laparoscope. The FloShield system includes a disposable sheath that mounts to the laparoscope and uses existing airflow from the insufflator to create a continuous air curtain over the end of the scope, which can reduce the need to remove the laparoscope for cleaning during procedures.

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MicroLap™ Surgical Instruments

April 22, 2011 5:58 am | Transenterix, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

TransEnterix has unveiled a new set of minimally invasive instruments for surgeons. Called the SPIDER MicroLapinstruments, each instrument is 2.7 millimeters or less in diameter. Typically, laparoscopic surgical instruments range in diameter size from 5 to 10 millimeters.

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Reusable Trocar System

April 5, 2011 5:51 am | Aesculap, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Aesculap’s new Reusable Trocar System features a light weight, low profile and ergonomic design provides hospitals with a cost effective alternative to disposable trocars. The 100 percent modular system allows simple and effective cleaning after every case. The 3.

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Reposable Device

March 7, 2011 4:04 am | Microline Surgical, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Starion™ Instruments’ MiSeal™ is a reposable device to simultaneously seal and divide soft tissue using direct thermal conduction. Consisting of a reusable handle and disposable tip, the 5 mm laparoscopic instrument features proprietary Tissue Welding technology, which facilitates the precise application of heat minimizing collateral damage.

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Curved, Small Jaw, Open Sealer/Divider

March 4, 2011 5:19 am | Covidien | Product Releases | Comments

Covidien (NYSE: COV) announces 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the LigaSure™ Curved, Small Jaw, Open Sealer/Divider surgical instrument. The device is indicated for use in general surgery and will be available in the United States this quarter.

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Suction Irrigation Cannula

February 18, 2011 4:11 am | Product Releases | Comments

The ACCU-Surg® Suction Irrigation Cannula Set from TTI Medical features a complete line of detachable 5mm and 10mm outer cannulas in various lengths. The patented valve design is guarantee not to leak or stick. All components are made from high quality medical grade stainless steel.

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Laparoscopic Instrument Mimics Human Finger

February 16, 2011 4:53 am | Microline Surgical, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Microline’s LapFinger is a 5 mm laparoscopic instrument that mimics the movements of the human index finger with a reusable handpiece and interchangeable, disposable tips. The instrument helps facilitate advanced laparoscopic procedures by reaching behind and around objects.

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