Cook Medical has launched a new fully-retractable .035 inch embolization coil, intended for peripheral arterial and venous embolization. Embolization is a nonsurgical, minimally-invasive procedure performed by a physician to block or reduce blood flow in arteries and veins.
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.
Cincinnati Surgical introduces SnapIT Lite, a revolutionary new product that eliminates sharps injuries from opening glass ampoules. The SnapIT Lite opens and stores the severed ampoule lid until it can be ejected into a proper waste receptacle, protecting medical staff against the risk of painful lacerations.
Parker Hannifin Corporation has created a medical grade polyurethane that not only displays characteristic polycarbonate resistance to oxidation and alcohol swelling, but also demonstrates expanded resistance to environmental stress cracking.
Zoll Medical Corporation offers the LifeVest, which is designed to protect patients at risk for sudden cardiac death. It is used to protect a wide range of patients, including recent myocardial infarction, or following coronary revascularization.
Presently, most patients who undergo tummy tucks and other large flap procedures require drains to remove fluids that accumulate under the skin. TissuGlu from Cohera Medical adheres the tissue flap created during the procedure to the underlying tissue, helping to reduce fluid accumulation and ultimately reduce the need for postoperative drain.
Aesculap, Inc. is pleased to announce the availability of the MINOP Invent, which pushes the boundaries of neurosurgical techniques in offering a solution for bi-manual resection of solid tumors and cysts. MINOP InVent is designed to offer more for patients through less invasive techniques.
AIR-BAND from Maquet Cardiovascular LLC is a 26-cm long, latex-free, self-adhesive wristband with a clear window and bulb that facilitate visualization of the puncture site. A luer valve on the end of the clear fill tube enables any standard syringe to be connected to inflate and deflate the bulb with air to provide compression of the radial puncture site.
Cardinal Health announced that DuraBlue Sterilization Wrap received Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance for STERRAD NX and STERRAD 100NX Systems from Advanced Sterilization Products (ASP). The wrap also received FDA clearance for 180-day extended sterility maintenance indications for each 510(k)-cleared sterilization modality.
Packing unprecedented versatility into a single endoscopic video system, Richard Wolf Medical Instruments Corp. introduces the Endocam Logic HD, equipped with three interchangeable, high-definition camera heads that plug in to a single control unit to perform a multitude of procedures.
Healthmark Industries announces an instrument tray specially designed for long rigid scopes and other delicate instruments. Manufactured of lightweight by durable polypropylene, this tray is compatible with steam, EO, and gasplasma sterilization.
Calzuro offers a footwear product to equip surgeons, OR nurses, and other clinicians. Italian-made Calzuro Clogs have been available in the United States since 1987. The Italian design promotes comfort while standing long hours on hard surfaces.
Kinetic Concepts, Inc. offers its CelluTome Epidermal Harvesting System. According to the company, it gives an automated, precise and reproducible process of harvesting autologous non-damaged epidermal tissue.
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. They 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.
Covidien enters the fast-growing wound protector market with the global launch of SurgiSleeve. Used in both open and minimally invasive surgery, the new access device protects the wound site from contamination and also provides excellent exposure and visualization.