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.

LISTED UNDER: Retractor Holders, Systems

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.

LISTED UNDER: Laparoscopic Instruments

Uterine Manipulator & Instrument Holder

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

Blue Ribbon Winner - Instrumentation Category The Kronner Side-Kick firmly holds uterine manipulators during laparoscopic surgery, helping to reduce personnel fatigue. The Side-Kick is attached to either side of the operating table rail behind the leg stirrup attachment. The manipulator is inserted into the patient using standard technique, then the Side-Kick is joined to it.

LISTED UNDER: Scope Holders

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.

LISTED UNDER: Laparoscopic Instruments

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.

LISTED UNDER: Laparoscopes

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.

LISTED UNDER: Laparoscopic Instruments

Single-Incision Access Port

November 7, 2011 6:36 am | Innovia Llc | Product Releases | Comments

  The InnoPort, a product of 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 simple, hollow, cone-shape design grants physicians unrestricted access to the abdominal cavity with up to three rigid, curved, and/or articulating 5mm instruments.


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.

LISTED UNDER: Suturing Devices

Endoeye Flex 5

October 28, 2011 9:15 am | Product Releases | Comments

Olympus America Inc. introduced a new surgical imaging platform, VISERA ELITE, and a new 5mm HD deflectable videolaparoscope, the ENDOEYE FLEX 5. The VISERA ELITE platform is equipped with HDTV imaging capability and advanced image processing to provide the best possible image for Olympus surgical scopes across multiple specialties.

LISTED UNDER: Video Endoscopes

LCD monitor featuring LED Backlight Technology

October 28, 2011 9:03 am | Sony Electronics | Product Releases | Comments

Further strengthening Sony’s line of surgical displays, the LMD-1951MD monitor, is a medical-grade 19-inch LCD monitor featuring LED backlight technology. It offers a superb combination of newly employed LED backlight technology to reproduce brighter images along with a high quality SXGA (1280 x 1024) LCD panel.

LISTED UNDER: Video Systems

HD Wireless Solution

October 24, 2011 7:18 am | Product Releases | Comments

NDSsi’s ZeroWire technology is an advanced medical-grade wireless solution for reliable delivery of full HD-quality images in the OR. Protected from other device interference, ZeroWire improves clinical efficiency and safety by eliminating cables, cleaning of cables, their frequent replacement and potential to be a tripping hazard.

LISTED UNDER: Video Systems

McGRATH MAC Video Laryngoscope

October 17, 2011 7:48 am | Covidien | Product Releases | Comments

Covidien has announced that it has signed an exclusive agreement with Aircraft Medical to market and distribute the proprietary McGRATH® MAC video laryngoscope in the United States. The McGRATH® MAC video laryngoscope combines video and direct visualization to support intubations. Its anterior camera is designed to improve viewing to support rapid, seamless tube placement and to reduce “tunnel vision” encountered with conventional direct-view-only laryngoscopes.

LISTED UNDER: Video Systems

Aspen Flared 5-1 MIS Fusion System

October 3, 2011 8:03 am | Product Releases | Comments

Lanx, Inc. announced the full commercial launch of the Aspen™ Flared 5-1 MIS Fusion System, the spinous process fixation device specifically designed to promote fusion at L5-S1. The device features a unique angle on each ventral plate for improved anatomic fit at L5-S1 by conforming to the sacral anatomy.

LISTED UNDER: Clamps/Clips

Fluid Warmers

September 2, 2011 6:33 am | Enthermics Medical Systems | Product Releases | Comments

ivNow fluid warmers from Enthermics are small, convenient units for use in different combinations and environments. Countertop, wall mounted and mobile units are available depending on your particular requirements. ivNow patented heating method heats intravenous and irrigation fluids to 40°C in 30 minutes or less.


TriPort Access System

August 25, 2011 3:48 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Today, many patients are benefiting from Olympus’ integrated minimally invasive solution called LESS (Laparo-Endoscopic Single-Site surgery). Powered by exceptional optics and proven technology, Olympus is providing surgeons the tools they need to bring a promising new procedure to their operating room.



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