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Draco Deep-Cleaning Hand Pads

November 8, 2013 10:19 am | by Cygnus Medical | Cygnus Medical | Comments

Draco Deep-Cleaning Hand Pads from Cygnus Medical utilize a unique combination of materials that detach, capture, and remove biofilms and other forms of adhered contamination. A recent study performed at the Montana University Center for Biofilm Engineering shows that the mechanics of scrubbing and the formation of the substrates have a far greater effect on cleaning outcomes than the various chemistries of enzymatic detergents.

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THIRD PLACE (VISUALIZATION & COMMUNICATION) -- Olympus's HD 3D Video Laparoscope

November 7, 2013 2:44 pm | by Olympus | Olympus | Comments

The ENDOEYE FLEX 3D from Olympus is the world’s only articulating HD 3D video laparoscope that delivers value to surgeons and patients by reducing surgical errors and improving the speed, accuracy, and precision of surgical tasks such as dissection, grasping, and suturing (compared with traditional 2D surgical systems).

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THIRD PLACE (VISUALIZATION & COMMUNICATION) -- Richard Wolf Medical Instruments' Endocam Logic HD

November 7, 2013 2:34 pm | by Richard Wolf Medical Instruments Corp. | Comments

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.

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SECOND PLACE (VISUALIZATION & COMMUNICATION) -- EndoChoice’s Fuse Endoscope System

November 7, 2013 1:38 pm | by EndoChoice | Comments

EndoChoice’s Fuse endoscope system is a proprietary arrangement of three small cameras on a flexible GI endoscope. By using three cameras, the Fuse system allows doctors to see nearly twice as much surface area as they can with traditional endoscopes that only use one camera. Because of folds that occur naturally in the colon and stomach anatomy, problem areas can easily go undetected when using traditional endoscopes.

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FIRST PLACE (VISUALIZATION & COMMUNICATION) -- NDS Surgical Imaging's ScaleOR

November 7, 2013 1:20 pm | by NDS Surgical Imaging | NDS Surgical Imaging | Comments

NDS Surgical Imaging's ScaleOR is a universal video format scaler and converter, the first of its kind, designed specifically for the healthcare industry. Until now, OR staff had to deal with numerous devices to surmount the challenges presented by the signal complexities of video conversion. With ScaleOR, one single device can now make the bridge between analog and digital, standard definition and high definition.

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THIRD PLACE (PATIENT & STAFF SAFETY) -- Flagship Surgical's Safe Cord Floor Strip

November 7, 2013 1:07 pm | by Flagship Surgical | Flagship Surgical, Llc | Comments

Flagship Surgical's Safe Cord Floor Strip is a durable, disposable safety strip designed to cover cables and cords on the OR floors, thereby reducing the risk of staff tripping hazards and injuries. It has adhesive strips on the underside which secure the product to the floor, but will not leave any residue.

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SECOND PLACE (PATIENT & STAFF SAFETY) -- Medicus Surgical's TrenGuard 450

November 7, 2013 12:57 pm | by Medicus Surgical | Comments

Robots are not programmed to compensate for patients sliding even “just a little bit.” This ultimately results in robot trocars restraining patients on the table. TrenGuard 450 from Medicus Surgical remains the only extreme Trendelenburg restraint without a single report of patient sliding.

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FIRST PLACE (PATIENT & STAFF SAFETY) -- New Wave Surgical's D-Help

November 7, 2013 12:48 pm | by New Wave Surgical | New Wave Surgical | Comments

The New Hybrid D-HELP from New Wave Surgical is the only system designed to keep the laparoscopic and robotic lens defogged and clean from start to close. It comes with removable batteries for better disposal options.

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Face Shield

November 7, 2013 10:15 am | by InTec Industries, Inc. | Comments

InTec Industries, Inc. announced an addition to its SAFEMARK line of disposable eye and face protection product line. The new SAFEMARK Anti-Glare face shields and shield-mask combination product lines, now offer shields  that will significantly reduce the glare caused by a reflection of light on a surface. The shields are made from a high quality optical grade film that is treated with an anti-glare coating that blocks 97 percent of the glare.

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HD Remote-Head Camera

November 7, 2013 10:05 am | by Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. | Comments

Toshiba Imaging Systems Division, a division of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., announces the release of the second in a series of HD remote-head cameras. The new IK-HR3H is a feature-rich, 1-chip CMOS, 2.1 megapixel video camera that provides optimal color accuracy and advanced noise reduction technology via a1/3-inch, 1080p high definition sensor.  The ultra-small remote head (only 1.08 in. x 1.08 in. x 1.3 in.), delivers up to 900 TV lines resolution and features high sensitivity and wide dynamic range.

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Quantum Shoulder Positioning System 'Beach Chair'

November 7, 2013 9:38 am | by Quantum OPS | Comments

The Quantum Shoulder Positioning System "Beach Chair" features fast no-lift mounting and setup. Simply roll it up and pop in two pins. Removal is equally effortless. Also features powered patient elevation and instant, rigid patient fixation for the entire case, with superior site access. 500 pound weight limit, yet pediatric compatible. Fast, easy and safe, available July 1.

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THIRD PLACE (INSTRUMENTATION) -- Kapp Surgical Instrument's Cosgrove Mitral Valve Retractor System

November 6, 2013 2:28 pm | by Kapp Surgical Instrument, Inc. | Kapp Surgical Instrument, Inc. | Comments

Kapp Surgical Instrument, Inc. offers the Cosgrove Mitral Valve Retractor System. According to the company, it can be mounted on virtually any chest spreader, i.e. the Cooley Sternum Retractor, Ankeney Retractor, Morris Chest Spreader, and Finochietto Chest Spreader, as well as on most other retractors via custom attachment by Kapp. Furthermore, it exceptional exposure for right and left atrium.

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SECOND PLACE (INSTRUMENTATION) -- NovaTract's Laparoscopic Dynamic Retractor

November 6, 2013 2:17 pm | by NovaTract Surgical | Comments

The NovaTract laparoscopic dynamic retractor, a 5mm device designed for general, colorectal, gynecologic, urologic, and robotic-assisted minimally invasive surgery offers improved tissue manipulation with its exclusive tension adjusting system, coupled with the ability to easily modify the angle of retraction as needed. The unique patent-pending retraction system helps increase visualization while reducing the number of ports needed allowing the surgeon to achieve less invasive reduced-port surgeries without changing surgical technique.

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FIRST PLACE (INSTRUMENTATION) -- Medline Industries' The Switch Safety Scalpel

November 6, 2013 2:06 pm | by Medline Industries, Inc. | Medline Industries, Inc. | Comments

Medline Industries, Inc. introduces The Switch Safety Scalpel. Previous safety scalpels couldn’t match the feel and usability of the traditional #3. But The Switch is designed to feel, weigh, and act like your regular #3. It’s reusable, like the #3, weighs within 2 grams of the #3, and fits any standard scalpel blade in the market.

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THIRD PLACE (INFECTION CONTROL) -- Thermedx Fluid Management System

November 6, 2013 1:56 pm | by Thermedx | Thermedx, Llc | Comments

Thermedx Fluid Management System (FMS) offers a complete, single endoscopic solution for achieving industry recommended best practices with distention, volume measurement, and warming capabilities for gynecology, urology, and orthopedic services. This state-of-the-art technology facilitates efficiency, patient safety, and product standardization initiatives with a micro-processor controlled pump, touch screen user interface, and robust infrared heating.

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