Visensia USA has introduced the Visensia Patient Index Software into the US healthcare marketplace. The Visensia Index is a patented, FDA approved, algorithmic software which automatically analyses and interprets a patient’s vital signs and then fuses the data to generate a predictive, numerical index.
Virtual Ports has launched the EndoLift Port-Free Endocavity Retractor, specifically designed to provide retraction of larger soft tissue structures, such as the liver, from within the body cavity, eliminating 1-2 ports (trocars). This small profile Retractor enables surgeons to reduce the number of ports (trocars), incisions, and personnel needed during laparoscopic surgery.
Nascent Surgical’s SQUair Smoke Capture System has been documented to capture 99.5 percent of surgical smoke without altering standard surgical procedures. It adapts to all types of smoke evacuation equipment and can be applied to any body contour.
PCI Medical introduces the Endo-Flush EFP-500. The EFP-500 is an automated endoscope flushing pump that replaces manual syringing. The Endo-flush offers an upgraded pump and computer-controlled dual valve system.
Milestone announces the TissueSAFE, which combines the use of vacuum technology and refrigeration to extend the viability of patient specimens up to 72 hours.
SPSmedical Supply Corp. has developed a line of "green" products to assist sterile processing and healthcare facilities in reducing their environmental impact, featuring the Lantor Cube. The Lantor Cube is a reusable Bowie-Dick test pack designed to reduce waste and minimize inventory while saving facilities money.
Medline Industries, Inc. has introduced the PerforMAX pOweR line of long-sleeved scrubs to help reduce the risk of infection by providing a protective barrier between the patient and a healthcare worker's bare arms. The long-sleeves are sewn directly into the short sleeves of the scrub top to create a layered look.
Armstrong has introduced the Aluminum Wireless Auto-Locking Cart. The cart features keyless entry, an LCD display, integrated 802.11g wireless capabilities with wireless antenna, up to 5,000 user codes, supervisor code for programming, and manual or automatic locking.
CareFusion has announced the Snowden-Pencer laparoscopic take-apart instrument line, designed to aid in cleaning and sterilization. The line of instruments contain a ring-handle design with an integrated ratchet mechanism and accommodates both traditional precision-style grips and palm grips.
MAQUET MEDICAL SYSTEMS has introduced the CardioHelp, a portable heart-lung support system providing extracorporeal life support to replace or support a patient’s circulation and respiration. The CardioHelp System is designed to be carried by one person and compact enough to be transported anywhere within the hospital or even in a helicopter or vehicle.
TransEnterix offers the SPIDER surgical system, a surgical platform that combines catheter-based technology and instruments with laparoscopic surgery. The SPIDER is designed for triangulation, precise motion, and stability.
Safety-Med Products, Inc. has announced that the Prefense hand sanitizer is now available in a medical grade formula containing 62 percent alcohol. This new formula meets both CDC recommendations and most hospital protocols for hand sanitizer use.
Millennium Surgical has announced an extensive offering of US and German made retractors for use in spine surgery. Cloward-style blade retractors for use in cervical procedures are offered in three styles, with long angled lip, short angled lip, and without lip. T-handled McElroy and Taylor retractors for use in lumbar spine procedures are offered in a variety of depths.
Cool-View’s Model 1400 is one of the first surgical and medical exam lights offered worldwide that features energy-efficient Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) as opposed to halogen or xenon lamps.
Innovative Medical Products has developed ‘The Protector,’ a unique approach for pressure redistribution and to assist in the prevention skin chafing. The Protector is an easy-to-apply gel guard that adheres to the skin and serves as a defense from sources of irritation.