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.
Clinimed's unique concave blade design, originally implemented on the company's Lipo-Abdominoplasty retractor, is utilized on its new breast retractor. This new retractor design allows the user to apply force in either a PUSH (reduction procedures) or PULL (augmentation procedures) motion. The concave blade is enhanced by horizontal deep “serrations” which enhance stability when lifting.
Scanlan International offers the EASY-TAG Tracking System to meet the unique needs within hospitals. Users simply define the message, and Scanlan International does the rest. A custom print EASY-TAG will be developed and printed to the user's specific needs.
Medicus offers a robot accessory system for extreme Trendelenburg positioning. According to the company, this system consists of two important components that make extreme robotic positioning safer, easier, and faster while assisting in reducing nosocomial infections. The TrenGuard 450 Trendelenburg Patient Restraint component uses the concavity behind the neck to keep patients weighing up to 450 lbs. from sliding. Set up time is less than two minutes.
Buffalo Filter’s PlumePen electrosurgical pencil features a sleek compact design that combines precision surgical smoke plume management with electrosurgery in one device. Featuring Flexible Plume Capture (FPC) Technology, the extendable/retractable capture port lets surgeons customize the placement of the smoke evacuation inlet for optimum visibility and the most effective capture regardless of blade length.
Onyx Medical Inc. introduces the iPRUM, a thoracic WiFi portable drainage system. It can be remotely controlled via PC or smart phone to monitor and control air and fluid volumes over time. The iPRUM is quiet, lightweight (2 lbs) and portable. On screen displays suction pressure, flow rate, and drainage volume. iPRUM records, stores, and wirelessly transmits the measured data to a hospital main computer and alerts staff in case of any irregularities.
EPS is pleased to announce its EPS Sterile Labels for operating and procedure rooms. They’re another addition to its product line to help facilities maintain JCAHO compliance and reduce the potential for medication error. Since the EPS Sterile Labels are provided in individual packages, facilities no longer have to create or sterilize large quantities of labels in-house. The labels are available in a convenient ½” x 1 ½” size and can be used on syringes, bowls, basins…any container used during procedures.
The GAMMEX Non-Latex PI Micro Surgical Gloves from Ansell offer exceptional dexterity, tactical sensitivity, and at the same time, outstanding strength and barrier protection. The GAMMEX Non-Latex PI Micro is ideal for delicate procedures without the risks associated with natural rubber latex sensitization.
VTI offers the new Flexible Drop-In Doppler probe for use in laparoscopic and robotic procedures for positive identification of vasculature. During laparoscopic procedures the probe is manipulated by the surgeon using a standard grasper, while in robotic surgery, the console surgeon directly manipulates the VTI Flexible Drop-In Doppler via a robotic arm.
FloShield, from Minimally Invasive Devices, Inc., is an all-in-one, comprehensive solution in maintaining laparoscopic visual clarity. FloShield facilitates a consistent, clear image during surgery while virtually eliminating the need to remove the scope from the patient’s body. The FloShield Plus system addresses a critical unsolved problem in laparoscopic visualization: debris and condensation settling on the end of the scope that obscures vision and requires frequent interruptions for scope removal and manual cleaning.