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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.

LISTED UNDER: Laparoscopic Instruments

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.

LISTED UNDER: Electrocautery Instruments
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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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Laparoscopic Safety Monitoring System

February 16, 2011 4:52 am | Encision Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Encision's ACTIVE ELECTRODE MONITORING (AEM®) system with enTouch® Surgical Handles is a laparoscopic safety system that continuously monitors the company’s monopolar laparoscopic instruments during surgery to eliminate the risk of stray energy burn injury to patients during laparoscopy.

LISTED UNDER: Laparoscopic Instruments

Laparoscopic Single Port Access Device

February 16, 2011 4:51 am | Product Releases | Comments

The InnoPort™ Innovia LLC’s new laparoscopic single port Access device comprising a hollow flexible cone secured in the incision with two stay sutures. According to the company, features include: Three 5-mm ports with bellowed walls to allow a wide range of manipulation without jeopardizing pneumoperitonium.

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Tool Kit Ensures Scope Safety

February 8, 2011 5:40 am | Healthmark Industries Company, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Flexible endoscopes are marvelous diagnostic tools. But as we all know, they are a challenge to clean and disinfect/sterilize. Modern machines such as AER’s are effective tools for rendering scopes safe for use on the next patient, but what about the endoscope that is not used for multiple days? Is that scope hanging in the closet still safe for use? Well Healthmark has developed a tool kit to help out: the HangTimeKit™.

LISTED UNDER: Endoscope Repair/Reprocessing
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Simplified Video Integration

January 31, 2011 9:56 am | NDS Surgical Imaging | Product Releases | Comments

NDS Surgical Imaging introduces ConnectOR™ G2, a compact all-in-one appliance designed to deliver the functionality of a typical a/v rack. Taking the complexity out of OR video integration, ConnectOR G2 simplifies video conversion, image scaling, and switching. This unique appliance will also stream live HD video over IP networks.

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Imaging Solutions Accelerate Workflow

January 31, 2011 9:54 am | Product Releases | Comments

Real Time Tomography, LLC and NVIDIA Corp. demonstrated new, innovative image processing and reconstruction solutions for breast imaging that will dramatically improve clinical workflow and productivity. Utilizing NVIDIA Quadro professional GPUs (graphics processing units), Real Time Tomography’s new AdaraGPU™ software processes and enhances digital mammography images up to 10x faster than conventional CPU-based image processing solutions, greatly reducing the time to diagnosis.

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Image Data Capture Solution

January 24, 2011 6:33 am | Olympus America, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

1 Olympus has today announced the release of its Database Solution module for the cellSens Dimension software suite. The module will simplify user workflow management, making it easier to capture, process and securely store images along with a variety of searchable and customisable metadata.

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Pre-Surgical Scope Warmer

January 19, 2011 6:23 am | BLUE ENDO | Product Releases | Comments

Blue Endo’s BLUE-HEAT Scope Warmer helps reduces scope fogging during laparoscopic procedures, by pre-heating laparoscopes you are able prevent condensation from occurring at the distal-tip of the optic. Taking this preventive measure can save time and reduce frustration so surgeons can focus on the procedure not on cleaning the lens.

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Suturing Technology

January 19, 2011 6:20 am | Product Releases | Comments

PARE Surgical offers the Quik-Stitch, a suturing technology that utilizes straight needles with reusable and disposable closure devices that deliver a pre-tied locking Roeder knot for secure tissue approximation in advanced laparoscopic, single port and flexible endoscopic procedures.

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Trocar For Surgical Visualization

January 19, 2011 5:59 am | Ethicon Endo-Surgery | Product Releases | Comments

Ethicon Endo-Surgery introduces the ENDOPATH® XCEL™ with OPTIVIEW™ Technology, a trocar specifically designed to provide visualization by virtually eliminating trocar-induced smudging. The trocars are designed to wipe bodily fluid or debris from the endoscope shaft and draw the fluid through wicking channels out radially towards the absorbent ring.

LISTED UNDER: Trocars

Surgical System For Flexible Laparoscopy

January 19, 2011 5:59 am | Transenterix, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

TransEnterix introduces its SPIDER™ Surgical System. With the new medical device, the company looks to a new category of minimally invasive surgery called flexible laparoscopy that incorporates the hands-on dexterity of open surgery with flexible instrumentation of endovascular surgery and the skills and procedures of traditional laparoscopic skills and procedures.

LISTED UNDER: Laparoscopic Instruments

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