Olympus announced the commercial availability of its 510(k) cleared BF-190 bronchoscopes. The new BF-190 bronchoscopes offer unparalleled maneuverability and flexibility through the combination of their unique Rotary Function and wider tip angulation, which will potentially allow physicians to access areas of the lung that may not be easily reached with current generation bronchoscopes. The Rotary Function is estimated to reduce hand torque by up to 82 percent, which may translate to a significant reduction in hand fatigue and injury.
Midmark Corporation has enhanced its line of Care Exchange Workstations to provide highly efficient clinical workflows as physicians integrate new technology in the exam room. The new offerings include wall mounted and AC powered options. Midmark’s wall mounted Care Exchange Workstations provide caregivers with the form and function of mobile units in a space-saving design ideal for healthcare environments where a mobile technology platform is not an option.
Sempermed is pleased to introduce its new StarMed Ultra Nitrile examination glove. StarMed Ultra Nitrile is the latest addition to the StarMed family. StarMed Ultra Nitrile is manufactured with a second generation nitrile formula, providing an incomparable fit and feel without sacrificing the protection and peace of mind healthcare workers demand. This unique formula reduces tackiness thus allowing for a quick and easy don.
Kebby Vial Decappers are used to remove crimped aluminum seals from vials in a safe manner with little effort. Seals are removed by simply gripping the seal using a tipping or rolling motion. They are available in five standard sizes with or without color coded latex free cushioned grips. The product is constructed of stainless steel construction with a lifetime guarantee.
CS Medical LLC is pleased to announce the release of their latest probe storage solution. The CleanShield Endoscope Storage Cabinet provides a proper dedicated storage area that protects delicate endoscopes from potential damage and minimizes environmental contamination of the disinfected endoscopes. CleanShield is constructed completely of thermally fused polypropylene that can be disinfected easily and is non-hygroscopic.
Healthmark offers a new USB Microscope that delivers improved image quality, and features which enhance the ability to closely inspect surgical instruments. This product helps ensure quality control for the CSSD by close visual inspection of reprocessed instruments. The USB microscope has a 2M pixels LENS and CMOS sensor along with a magnification ratio of 5x-270x.
The Slimline Abduction Pillow from Innovative Medical Products, a global leader in patient positioning, is designed to assure greater patient comfort and easier nursing care after hip surgery. It has been used post-operatively for thousands of surgeries without a single reported dislocation. IMP’s Slimline Abduction Pillow is produced with a unique convoluted foam design for greater comfort.
Medisafe America offers the Sonic Irrigator designed for the daVinci Endowrist instrument. The built in class II-Thermal disinfection feature combines cleaning and disinfection steps into one process complete with; enzymatic detergent wash, lumen flushing with simultaneous ultrasonic cleaning cycle, finalized with a thermal rinse.
Cardinal Health offers the SurgiCount Safety-Sponge System, which is clinically proven to help eliminate one of the most common, yet preventable surgical errors: retained surgical sponges. The system is comprised of three components.
Cook Medical has launched a suite of salivary duct access products that offer minimally invasive options for the treatment of obstructive salivary gland disease. Minimally invasive treatment of obstructive salivary gland disease can reduce the need for invasive open surgery. The devices in the product line include a soft-tip wire guide, a serial dilator set, the Kolenda Salivary Access Introducer Set, and the NGage and NCircle salivary stone extractors.
The introduction of the Versapor Bladeless Optical 12mm Trocar is the newest addition to the wide offering of Covidien access products. It offers surgeons visualization during trocar placement to help clinicians minimize the risk of trocar injuries. It shares the same proprietary cannula design as the rest of Covidien’s optical and bladeless trocar family, offering excellent fixation for port security and stability.
Larson Electronics has announced the release of a 12 watt infrared LED light emitter designed to provide output and operation suitable for medical applications. The LEDLB-4E-IR-M-110V 110 Volt Medical Infrared LED Light Bar is provides those in the medical fields with a powerful and effective source of infrared light that can operate from standard wall outlets and be magnetically mounted to metallic surfaces for easy control and precise application.
Polar Products' Cool Flow Vest System provides cooling comfort during long surgeries by continuously circulating cold water from a 15 quart cooler through over 50 feet of insulated tubing within the vest. Breakaway couplings allow freedom of movement as needed. The Fitted Vest weighs less than 8 ounces and has a snug, comfortable fit. The Heavy-Duty Vest has 50 percent thicker walled tubing. Designed for wear beneath lead aprons and for extra-tough applications.
Viscot Medical’s new AllSkin Plus+ is the first prep-resistant ink marker that offers maximum visibility and prep resistance on all skin tones. Its specially-formulated VIXL brilliant blue ink provides enhanced visibility even after prepping with common alcohol-based antiseptics. AllSkin Plus+ remains visible up to 10X longer than traditional ink on all skin tones.
Ruhof's ECO-BEDSIDE KIT is the only eco-friendly kit on the market that removes synthetic lipids from scope surfaces and internal channels. The product is safe on all scopes and easy to use with a wide mouthed tray design and securely fitting lid, which prevents spillage of enzymatic solution during preparation and suctioning.