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Portable Air Purification System

April 25, 2007 6:46 am | Airsonett, Inc. | Comments

The Airsonett Airshower®, a portable air purification system that delivers purified air directly into a person’s breathing zone, is now available with two new wheel-based dolly systems for easier maneuverability and placement. The dolly systems include a larger wheel version specially designed for nursing homes and patients in hospital and a smaller wheel version for home use.

Alternating Pressure Mattress System

April 25, 2007 6:46 am | Graham-Field Health Products | Comments

The AltaDyne™ XT Alternating Pressure/Low Air Loss Mattress System provides both low air loss and alternating pressure therapy, with pressure and alternating cycle time adjustable from five to twenty minutes in five-minute increments, and six options for mattress pressure. The AltaDyne XT also comes with a host of practical safety features including vapor-permeable, fluid resistant cover; an AutoFirm function to inflate the mattress quickly; emergency CPR quick-disconnect for quick deflation; patented cell-in-cell design to prevent bottoming out in case of power failure; an easy-to-use digital controller with panel lock function to prevent persons other than caregivers from changing settings and visible and audible alarms.

Sterilization Container

April 25, 2007 6:46 am | Medline Industries, Inc. | Comments

This reusable sterilization container has an innovative design that eliminates the disposable filters and locks/arrows required by other container systems. This provides facilities with an easy to use and secure container. The containers will also eliminate the majority of a facilities wrap usage.


Latex Free Surgical Gloves

April 25, 2007 6:46 am | Medline Industries, Inc. | Comments

Sensicare Polyisoprene Latex-Free Surgical Gloves are designed to address and solve the problem of the stiff, brittle and uncomfortable fit and feel often associated with non-latex gloves. The Sensicare line of latex-free surgical gloves is made from Medline’s Isolex™ Polyisoprene, which mimics the properties of natural rubber latex, while eliminating the harmful latex proteins.

Preoperative Hand Prep

April 25, 2007 6:46 am | Medline Industries, Inc. | Comments

Sterillium® Rub antiseptic meets and exceeds the FDA requirements for pre-operative surgical hand preps, including 6 hour persistence. It contains a blend of emollients that protects the skin, prevents drying and irritation and allows easy gloving. The hand prep’s unique formula dries quickly after applying and leaves the hands feeling soft and smooth, without leaving product build up.

Topical Anesthetic

April 25, 2007 6:46 am | Gebauer Company | Comments

Non-ozone depleting Spray and Stretch® is an instant topical anesthetic intended for use with the Spray and Stretch Technique in the management of myofascial pain, restricted motion, and muscle spasms. It can also be used for the temporary relief of minor sports injuries. Available in a convenient aerosol can, Spray and Stretch features a fine stream spray and a cooling effect equivalent to Fluori-Methane®, which it replaces.

Orthopedic Suture

April 25, 2007 6:46 am | Depuy Mitek, Inc. | Comments

The ORTHOCORD™ Suture is a high strength, flexible orthopedic suture designed for knee and shoulder repair. Available in violet and blue, the ORTHOCORD Suture is made of braided High Molecular Weight Polyethylene, which gives it 55-pound straight tensile strength, and Polydioxnone, which provides flexibility and suppleness.

Ultrasound Needle Guides

April 25, 2007 6:46 am | Civco Medical Solutions | Comments

CIVCO Medical Instruments has engineered both general purpose and endocavity needle guidance systems compatible with Siemens’ new SONOLINE G40 ultrasound system. The Ultra-Pro II needle guidance systems for use in general purpose procedures, utilize a two-part system consisting of a custom reusable, multi-angled biopsy bracket and a disposable snap-on needle guide for use on the CH5-2 and VF10-5 transducers that direct instruments according to on-screen system software guidelines.


Ophthalmic Scissors

April 25, 2007 6:46 am | Katena Products, Inc. | Comments

Katena has introduced two new scissors for efficient excision of the endothelial layer during DLEK procedures. Both scissors feature long, thin blades with blunted tips which are precisely set to insure a clean cut all the way to the tip. The medium curved scissors (K4-2041) are used for the primary excision of the dissected lamella while the strongly curved scissors (K4-2042) are used to complete the excision along the inferior rim.

Medical Grade Paper Bags

April 25, 2007 6:46 am | Healthmark Industries Company, Inc. | Comments

AAMI Standard ST46 makes clear, utilizing paper/poly pouches to separate small items in a wrapped or filtered instrument tray is forbidden. This is because the poly laminate is a barrier to sterilization and being water repellant may contribute to wet pack. These paper bags are the ideal and appropriate alternative.

Retractor System

April 25, 2007 6:46 am | CooperSurgical, Inc. | Comments

Booth # 835 • The Lone Star Retractor System™ provides superior anatomical exposure while effectively managing the surgical site. The Retractor System is comprised of rings and stays that are designed to provide optimal counter traction for different parts of the anatomy and tissue. The new APS (Anterior, Posterior and Sling) Retractor is specifically designed to manage the surgical site during transvaginal pelvic surgeries.

HD Technology Web Site

April 25, 2007 6:46 am | Karl Storz Endoscopy-America, Inc. | Comments

Booth # 1220 • Company has launched a new Web site to introduce its new Image 1® high definition (HD) platform. The Karl Storz HD Web site ( offers detailed information on the HD platform, beginning with a discussion of the importance of the superior imaging standard established by Image 1 .

Multifunctional Surgical Illuminator

April 25, 2007 6:46 am | Lumitex, Inc. | Comments

Booth #1946 • VersaLight™ is a unique device that illuminates, irrigates, aspirates and provides moderate blunt retraction all in one compact, easy-to-use instrument. It also features improved suction and light and is ergonomically designed for comfort in any hand position. This economical, single-use device attaches to existing OR equipment, requires no capital investment and offers a low cost-per-use.

Hip Positioner for MIS

April 25, 2007 6:45 am | Getinge USA, Inc. | Comments

The MAQUET MIS Hip Attachment enhances the functionality of the MAQUET surgical table by making it possible to perform minimally invasive total hip replacement with greater surgical access. This new positioning device helps speed recovery times by enabling surgeons to make an incision of only two to three inches compared with incision lengths of eight to 10 inches typically required for a hip operation.

Radiolucent Table Extensions

April 25, 2007 6:45 am | Skytron | Comments

This 36-inch carbon fiber back or leg table extension provides completely metal free imaging of upper and/or lower body surgical procedures with a C-arm. The extension is light weight and easy to install on several Skytron surgical tables, including the Hercules 6700B and UltraSlide 3600B. It is an ideal imaging enhancement tool for endovascular procedures, non-traction orthopedic procedures, pain management procedures and many others.


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