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Rigid Telescopes

June 15, 2006 5:44 am | Karl Storz Endoscopy-America, Inc. | Comments

The Hopkins® II 5-mm telescope offers improved optics and a larger number of fibers to deliver significantly increased brightness and enhanced image quality. A new double-lumen stainless-steel shaft makes the 5-mm telescope significantly more durable, which can help reduce repair costs. Advantages of the 5-mm telescopes include distortion-free images, sapphire lenses for autoclavability and scratch resistance, clear images through the entire depth of field, and a 5.

Suture Anchor for Hip Arthroscopy

June 15, 2006 5:44 am | Smith & Nephew, Inc. | Comments

The BIORAPTOR™ Suture Anchor was developed to facilitate minimally invasive arthroscopic repair of the hip joint. This device represents the first option for labral repair of the hip. The tiny anchor, threaded with ULTRABRAID™ Suture, is implanted into the bone of the cup of the hip joint, and enables the surgeon to close a tear or tighten labral tissue as required.


June 15, 2006 5:44 am | Olympus America, Inc. | Comments

The autoclavable HD EndoEYE videolaparoscope features a 10-mm outside diameter and a working length of 390 mm, making it ideal for use on even the largest patients. Offering a 30 degree and 45 degree direction of view, the HD EndoEYE utilizes proprietary distal tip technology to provide optimal image quality with increased durability compared to traditional rod lens systems that transfer the image through multiple interfaces.


Needlestick Prevention Products

June 15, 2006 5:43 am | Terumo Medical Corp. | Comments

Terumo Medical Corporation is one of the leading medical device companies worldwide. We are providing safety solutions for Hypodermic and Infusion products. SurGuard2™ safety needles and syringes and Surshield™ Safety Winged Needle Sets will comply with the latest OSHA regulations on Bloodborne Pathogen safety, with built-in safety features to reduce the risk of Needlestick injury.

Hands-Free Sharps Disposal Containers

June 15, 2006 5:43 am | Health Care Logistics | Comments

Horizontal Entry Sharps Containers give health care workers the luxury of hands-free sharps disposal and reduce needlestick injuries. These containers feature a safety chamber that rotates when weighted and safely releases sharps into the container, preventing the need for excessive handling of these hazardous materials.

Sharps Safety System

June 15, 2006 5:43 am | Comments

The “Total Sharps Safety System” is comprised of three products. The disposable Weighted Safety Scalpel™ which has a lockable safety shield that slides over the knife blade when not in use, and is available in #3 (Long) handle, #4 handle with #20 blade, and Carbon Steel blades. The Z-Tray™, a true “safe zone” passing tray with oval shaped sides and staggered bottom that offers easy pick up, which provides for the hands free transfer of sharps and is now available in an extendable tray to accommodate long instruments.

Sharps Disposal Container

June 15, 2006 5:43 am | Bemis Health Care | Comments

Bemis SharpSentinel™ sharps disposal containers are designed for the safety of both patients and staff. A variety of sizes allow staff to select the right unit for the application. Eight- and Eleven-gallon containers are ideal for use in the OR for disposal of oversize syringes, laparoscopic instruments, trocars, and other large infectious waste items.

Surgical Gloves with “Cuff Roll-Down” Protection

June 15, 2006 5:41 am | Comments

The entire line of Encore® gloves is now enhanced with innovative SureFit™ technology. The proprietary SureFit technology is designed to overcome “cuff roll-down” experienced by operating room personnel when wearing the new impervious surgical gowns. This technology is manufactured using a process to produce a cuff that “grips and holds” to minimize the slippery effect caused by some surgical gowns.


Synthetic Gloves

June 15, 2006 5:41 am | Medline Industries, Inc. | Comments

Neolon 2G gloves are made from an advanced proprietary neoprene (chloroprene) formulation, making them softer, more comfortable and more durable than traditional neoprene gloves. They perform like a latex glove, while eliminating the possibility of latex protein sensitization.  The gloves feature a lightly textured grip for more sensitivity, reinforced cuffs for reduced cuff tearing during donning and in use, and anatomically correct curved finger design for more comfort and less hand fatigue.

Multipurpose Electrosurgical Generator

June 15, 2006 5:41 am | Dre, Inc. - Medical And Surgical Equipment | Comments

The ASG-120 is a multipurpose electrosurgical generator for use in the modern physician’s office and surgi-center. It features both monopolar and bipolar functions to satisfy all surgical demands with safety, flexibility, reliability, and convenience. The ASG-120 features cut, blend, coagulation, fulguration, and bipolar modes.

Instrument Insulation Testing Device

June 15, 2006 5:41 am | Medline Industries, Inc. | Comments

Insulscan is a FDA-approved device for testing the insulation on electrosurgical instruments. It takes seconds to test each instrument in the OR prior to and after surgery. The device tests the insulation on 5-mm and 10-mm laparoscopic and endoscopic instruments for pinholes or any leaks in the insulation.

Radiofrequency Ablation System

June 15, 2006 5:41 am | Valleylab | Comments

The Cool-tip™ RF ablation system is intended for use in ablating non-resectable liver tumors, providing a minimally invasive alternative for patients with hepatic cancer who are not ideal surgical candidates or are otherwise unable to be successfully treated with other methods. This system works by combining a radiofrequency generator with a 17-gauge internally cooled needle electrode to deliver therapeutic energy directly to the tumor.

Active Electrode Monitoring Products

June 15, 2006 5:41 am | Encision Inc. | Comments

Encision offers Active Electrode Monitoring (AEM®), which continuously monitors instruments during surgery, eliminating the risk of stray energy burns caused by insulation failure and capacitive coupling. Encision’s instruments are dually insulated. If insulation is damaged, the AEM Monitor will sound an alarm.

Surgical Smoke Evacuation System

June 15, 2006 5:41 am | Quanta Technologies | Comments

The QuantaVac Harmony II Smoke Evacuation System protects patients and operating room personnel from hazardous smoke plume generated from the use of lasers, electrosurgical devices, and other advanced surgical instruments. This system incorporates state-of-the-art RFID (radio frequency identification) communications technology which receives data about the filter status and usage history, insuring that users get the longest possible life and value out of each filter.

Bipolar Hemostasis Probe

June 15, 2006 5:41 am | Olympus America, Inc. | Comments

The single-use SolarProbe provides bipolar hemostasis for even coagulation and minimized tissue adhesion. Made from silver to provide greater conductivity, the probe is bullet-tipped, maintaining even surface contact and balanced coagulation. Its hydrophilic coating and electrode pairing help minimize tissue adhesion during procedures, while its stiff shaft optimizes tamponade and reduces kinking.


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