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TriPort Access System

August 25, 2011 3:48 pm | Olympus America Inc. | 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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ivNow Fluid Warmers

August 15, 2011 7:14 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.

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HD Wireless Video Technology

July 25, 2011 6:47 am | NDS Surgical Imaging | Product Releases | Comments

ZeroWire ® is NDssi’s medical grade HD wireless video technology that is customized to meet the video transmission challenges of the operating room. It has been designed to provide robust, reliable communication with ultra-low latency and excellent image quality required for today’s multi-modality imaging environments.

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Uterine Manipulator & Instrument Holder

July 20, 2011 6:37 am | Kronner Medical | Product Releases | Comments

caption The Kronner SIDE-KICK, firmly holds uterine manipulators during laparoscopic surgery. Pressing a foot pedal releases all Sidekick joints for re-positioning the uterus. Holding the manipulators with this device reduces personnel fatigue. Side-Kick is attached to either side of the operating table rail behind the leg stirrup attachment.

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Multi-Disciplinary Microscope

June 17, 2011 6:21 am | Leica Microsystems, Inc | Product Releases | Comments

The Leica M525 F50 offers performance and value for hospitals and outpatient surgery centers. A true multi-disciplinary microscope, the Leica M525 F50 features premium optics, and high-resolution APO OptiChrome™ technology. The Leica M525 F50 also delivers an expanded working distance, greater depth of focus, and brighter, yet safer illumination.

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Choosing Products For Single Port Surgery

June 7, 2011 6:13 am | by Kenneth D. Baker, M.D., Global Medical Director, Endomechanical and Intelligent Devices (EMID), Covidien Surgical Devices | Covidien | Product Releases | Comments

There are various factors to consider when choosing the proper tools to perform laparoscopic surgery through a single incision.  To date, the single-incision approach appears just as safe as traditional laparoscopy 1 . If performed correctly, studies show single-incision procedures have improved cosmetic outcomes compared to traditional laparoscopic approaches and there is a trend towards a reduction in postoperative pain, both of which are very attractive to patients.

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Dual-Modality PET/CT Imaging Direct To The Desktop

May 13, 2011 5:30 am | Telemis | Product Releases | Comments

Telemis, the specialist in medical imaging solutions, has released new software for its medical image-management system, which provides a full-featured dual-modality PET/CT viewer on any PC across any hospital using Telemis software. Upgrade is provided free with a standard software maintenance contract, and will enable healthcare institutions to reduce patient waiting times, speed up diagnosis, and enhance treatment.

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Surgical Video Recording & Content Management System

May 11, 2011 6:39 am | Sony Electronics | Product Releases | Comments

Sony’s OPSIGATE is a comprehensive web-based content management and delivery system that enables easier and more secure access to shared surgical video, stills and documents throughout a hospital network. By working in tandem with the HVO-1000MD HD Blu-ray™ Medical Recorder, the system creates a seamless enterprise recording and retrieval system for the OR.

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Advanced Multi-Display Solution

May 10, 2011 5:18 am | Product Releases | Comments

Matrox Graphics Inc. announces that MAGMA has validated the Matrox Xenia Series triple-display controller boards with the Magma ExpressBox1 Pro external expansion system operating under Microsoft® Windows® 7, Windows Vista®, and Windows XP. This unique hardware combination empowers radiologists, on-call service professionals, and healthcare industry representatives with an advanced multi-display solution to conveniently connect their notebooks to a broad range of medical and non-medical displays and/or projectors—at display resolutions up to 4MP+8MP+8MP—while benefiting from the system's portable 7.

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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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Temperature & Fluid Management

May 4, 2011 6:20 am | Thermedx, Llc | Product Releases | Comments

For combined temperature management and irrigation fluid management, Thermedx introduces the patent pending, FDA 510(k)-cleared 375 Fluid Management System. The multi-functional device is used with disposable tubing sets to deliver warmed and/or pressurized irrigation fluids to the surgical site for Urology (Cystoscopy, PCNL, Ureteroscopy), Gynecology (Hysteroscopy), and General Surgery Procedures.

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SILS™ Port

April 27, 2011 6:43 am | Covidien | Product Releases | Comments

The SILS Port from Covidien is an advanced surgical product designed to allow laparoscopic surgery through a single incision. This product is designed to give surgeons the ability to use multiple instruments with maximal maneuverability through a single incision in the patient’s umbilicus (belly button).

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Single Port Access Device

April 27, 2011 6:43 am | Innovia Llc | Product Releases | Comments

The InnoPort™ is Innovia LLC’s new laparoscopic Single Port Access device comprising a hollow flexible cone secured in the incision with two stay sutures.  The InnoPort has three 5mm ports with bellowed walls to allow a wide range of manipulation without jeopardizing pneumoperitonium as well as two ancillary ports which permit insufflation and smoke exhaustion.

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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 | Carefusion | 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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