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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.

Digital Electrosurgical Generator

June 15, 2006 5:41 am | Bovie Medical Corp. | Comments

The Bovie® IDS Series of innovative electrosurgical generators features fully digital implementation making it suited to the modern OR and surgical outpatient center. The Bovie IDS units are easy-to-handle yet capable of covering a whole spectrum of electrosurgical interventions. Monopolar and bipolar functions satisfy all surgical demands with maximum safety and a user-friendly interface.

Digital Cameras

June 15, 2006 5:39 am | Gyrus Acmi | Comments

The Invisio™ MegaPixel Digital Cameras incorporate the latest 1.3 million pixel CMOS all-digital imaging sensor into a lightweight, ergonomically designed camera head. Available in right angle and direct coupler configurations, these cameras combine intuitive operation with superior digital image quality.

HD-Ready Imaging Platform

June 15, 2006 5:39 am | Karl Storz Endoscopy-America, Inc. | Comments

The Image 1® digital imaging platform is HD ready and will be fully upgradeable to Karl Storz HD solutions. In addition to being upgradeable to HD technology, Image 1 is designed to support a broad range of products, including single-chip and three-chip cameras, distal chip and video intubation systems, as well as multi-spectral imaging products.

Non-Fusion Spinal Treatment Device

June 15, 2006 5:36 am | St. Francis Medical Technologies, Inc. | Comments

The X STOP® Interspinous Process Decompression (IPD®) System is a titanium alloy implant that is FDA approved for the non-fusion treatment proven to improve symptom severity and physical function for patients with lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS). Inserted through a small incision, the X STOP is placed between two bones called spinous processes of the symptomatic discs in the low back.

Portable Isolating Anteroom

June 15, 2006 5:36 am | Mintie Technologies, Inc. | Comments

The IcoRoom™ Portable Anteroom System helps hospitals protect patients and staff members against the spread of airborne TB bacteria from infected patients, as well as other airborne infectious diseases. The system consists of a lightweight, collapsible anteroom and a high-volume, high-efficiency HEPA filtration negative air machine.

Scalpel Blade Removal System

June 15, 2006 5:35 am | Quanta Technologies | Comments

The QlickSmart Single-Handed Scalpel Blade Removal System protects surgical nurses from exposure to dangerous cuts and contaminants when removing the blades from scalpels. This system allows nurses to simply direct the blade into a mounted disposable cartridge with one hand, listen for the click, and then pull out the scalpel.


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