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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.

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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.

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Elastomeric Single Incision Laparoscopy Kit 

January 19, 2011 5:56 am | SurgiQuest, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

SurgiQuest, Inc. introduces its new line of advanced 5mm AnchorPort® Trocars for indication of use as a 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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Simplify Video Integration

December 14, 2010 4:55 am | 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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Clean Port Kerrison Rongeurs

November 30, 2010 4:39 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Clean Port Kerrison Rongeurs from Carefusion's V. Mueller® Instrumentation have a patented flush port and unique internal channels. With a simple flush infectious bioburden is removed in every reprocessing cycle. According to the company, the Kerrisons also feature: The ability to flush out infectious bioburden during cleaning.

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Elastomeric Single Incision Laparoscopy Kit

November 30, 2010 4:39 am | SurgiQuest, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

SurgiQuest, Inc.  introduces its new 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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Mazur Rongeur

November 15, 2010 5:54 am | Product Releases | Comments

The ability to increase the accuracy of bone shaping and osteophyte removal. The ability to help surgeons work faster and more accurately. The ability to increase the strength of your cervical spine plate and screw constructs. The ability to increase fusion success rates.

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Scope Warmer

November 3, 2010 7:00 am | Artisan Medical | Product Releases | Comments

Artisan Medical offers a double-sided scope warmer that pre-warms endoscopes to body temperature to keep them free from condensation. Each side can provide over one hour of warming time. No batteries or charcoal-type warmers necessary. Decontamination, sterilization and additional sterile water for thermos-type warmers is also not necessary.

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Advanced Energy Device

November 1, 2010 7:13 am | Ethicon Endo-Surgery | Product Releases | Comments

HARMONIC ACE® 45E Curved Shears is a new advanced energy device from Ethicon Endo-Surgery that is longer (or 9 cm) than the standard length HARMONIC ACE®, enabling improved obese patients. As with other devices in the HARMONIC® family, the HARMONIC precisely cuts, coagulates, grasps and dissects – without instrument exchanges.

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Long Curved Shears

October 20, 2010 7:11 am | Ethicon Endo-Surgery | Product Releases | Comments

Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. (EES) showcased multiple recent innovations and previewed future advancements in surgery at the 96th Annual Clinical Congress of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) this month. Of the instruments highlighted included the HARMONIC FOCUS® Long Curved Shears.

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Free-Standing 3D Medical-Grade LCD Monitor

October 19, 2010 7:16 am | Sony Electronics | Product Releases | Comments

Sony showcased at the American College of Surgeons (ACS) conference this month a free-standing 3D medical-grade display, capturing the full image quality of today’s high definition (HD) 3D endoscopes and surgical microscopes. The LMD-2451MT LCD will finally enable minimally invasive (MI) surgeons to take advantage of the depth perception and spatial orientation that our natural vision provides, when utilized with the growing number of 3D HD surgical camera systems being used today in a full range of MI procedures.

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2D/3D Workstation For Early Detection Of Breast Cancer

October 12, 2010 6:53 am | Siemens Medical Systems, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

October 12, 2010 The latest version of Syngo Mammo Report, the mammography workstation from Siemens, for the first time combines tomosynthesis, 3D ultrasound and 3D magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with 2D mammography. That way, breast care specialists can interpret images from various examinations of one patient at a glance.

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iDrive™ Right Angle Linear Cutter

October 4, 2010 3:11 pm | Covidien | Product Releases | Comments

At ACS this week, Covidien will offer a preview of its iDrive powered handle and Right Angle Linear Cutter (RALC) is a reusable stapling platform that offers microprocessor-controlled precision and push-button control. The RALC was also specially designed to give surgeons deeper access to, and better visibility in, the pelvis for low anterior resection procedures.

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