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2014 ESP Award Submission: Tronex Nitrile Chemo-Rated Exam Gloves

August 13, 2014 12:47 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Tronex Healthcare introduces its new Nitrile Chemo-Rated, Powder-Free, Fingertip-Textured Exam Gloves (Series #9696/9830).  Manufactured from an advanced material formulation, these lightweight yet highly durable and chemical-resistant gloves provide superior tactile sensitivity, elasticity, and tensile strength combined with added softness for comfort and reduced hand fatigue.

2014 ESP Award Submission: Visum Blade LED Surgical Light

August 12, 2014 12:46 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The Visum Blade LED Surgical Light from Stryker is a simplified surgical lighting solution for...

2014 ESP Award Submission: Bleach-Rite Disinfecting Spray

August 12, 2014 12:22 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Hype-Wipe Bleach towelettes and Bleach-Rite Spray are ready-to-use, EPA registered hospital-...

2014 ESP Award Submission: ONE TRAY from Innovative Sterilization Technologies

August 11, 2014 12:23 pm | Product Releases | Comments

ONE TRAY is an FDA cleared, sealed, terminal filtered vent sterilization container utilizing a...

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2014 ESP Award Submission: ExpandOR HD Video/Audio Streaming Device

August 8, 2014 12:33 pm | Product Releases | Comments

According to NDS Surgical Imaging, ExpandOR™ is the first medical-grade bi-directional HD video/audio streaming device with multi-node capability, allowing secure broadcast to specified audiences, image capture, and data storage.

2014 ESP Award Submission: GUS Storage System Ultrasound Cabinet

August 7, 2014 12:51 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The GUS Storage System is an Ultrasound Storage Cabinet for Vaginal, Rectal, General Purpose, and Transesophageal (TEE) probes.  The GUS Storage System helps ORs stay compliant with vertical storage in a clean, dry location as recommended by probe manufacturers.

2014 ESP Award Submission: Nuvo Vu Surgical Light

July 31, 2014 4:23 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The Nuvo Vu is an LED surgical light with features that include a 160,000 lux, 4,300-degree K color temperature and 95 CRI.

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2014 ESP Award Submission: Rapicide Disinfectant

July 31, 2014 4:10 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Crosstex offers their Rapicide OPA/28 High Level Disinfectant, which the company describes as providing a superior way to reprocess heat-sensitive, semi-critical medical devices that are unsuitable for sterilization.

2014 ESP Award Submission: SignatureSuite From Steris

July 31, 2014 3:35 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Steris feels their SignatureSuite, a component of the Harmony iQ OR Integration System, transforms the OR into a serene environment through personalized images, as well as customized music and room settings.

2014 ESP Award Submission: Bytec Gen-Tec Monitor Stand

July 30, 2014 12:07 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Surgimed Solutions offers their Bytec Geni-Tec battery operated monitor stand, which provides a wireless platform for all wireless video technologies in the OR.

2014 ESP Award Submission: VISIUS Surgical Theatre w/MRI

July 30, 2014 11:50 am | Product Releases | Comments

IMRIS offers their VISIUS Surgical Theatre with intraoperative MRI. According to the company, the new offering reduces re-operation rates, limits transport risk and preserves the sterile setup.

2014 ESP Award Submission: MOZART Radiography System

July 29, 2014 12:19 pm | Product Releases | Comments

According to the company, Kubtec’s MOZART is the world’s first and only digital specimen radiography system with TomoSpec™ technology, allowing surgeons to bring tomosynthesis technology into the OR.

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2014 ESP Award Submission: Grippy Surgical Absorbent Mat

July 29, 2014 12:08 pm | Product Releases | Comments

New Pig offers their PIG Grippy Surgical Absorbent Mat with features that include an adhesive bottom that stays put to help keep O.R. floors clean and safe.

2014 ESP Award Submission: Reinforced Reload With Tri-Staple Technology

July 11, 2014 12:35 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The Reinforced Reload with Tri-Staple Technology from Covidien is positioned as the only endo stapler currently in the market with a preloaded buttress material that can save time and reduce waste in the OR.                                                                                                                                        

Excellence In Surgical Products 2013 Winners Q&A

November 18, 2013 11:47 am | Articles | Comments

This year’s ESP Awards gave readers the difficult task of picking the winners from all of the great submissions received. From the entrants rose three Best of Show products. The winners were given the opportunity to talk more in-depth about their products, primarily the catalyst behind the product's creation and how they help help in the operating room...

FIRST PLACE -- Stryker Endoscopy's SDC3 All-In-One Data Management Solution

November 17, 2013 2:01 pm | by Stryker Endoscopy | Stryker Endoscopy | Product Releases | Comments

Stryker Endoscopy’s SDC3 is an all-in-one data management solution to increase OR workflows and efficiencies.  The SDC3 features device and voice control capabilities, allowing both surgeon and staff to control devices such as the light source, arthroscopy pump, insufflator, camera, capture device, lights, and more from anywhere in the OR.

SECOND PLACE -- Covidien's Cordless Ultrasonic Dissection Device

November 16, 2013 2:13 pm | by Covidien | Product Releases | Comments

The Sonicision cordless ultrasonic dissection device from Covidien is a hand-held, battery-powered surgical instrument. The unique cordless design and simplified set-up of the Sonicision system allow for more freedom of movement and better efficiency in the operating room.

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THIRD PLACE -- Aspen Surgical's Hands-Free Transfer Tray

November 15, 2013 2:20 pm | by Aspen Surgical | Product Releases | Comments

Aspen Surgical offers its Bard-Parker Hands-Free Transfer Tray.  The Transfer Tray provides surgeons and operating room staff with a method for organizing and passing surgical instruments in a more safe and effective way.  It is optimized for easy hands-free transfer of sharp instruments.  It also boasts a unique design that includes many carrying points.

HONORABLE MENTION -- Patient Safety Gear's Wrong Site Sleeve

November 8, 2013 12:50 pm | by Patient Safety Gear, Inc. | Patient Safety Gear, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The Wrong Site Sleeve from Patient Safety Gear can be placed on the arm or leg. It is designed to protect against wrong site surgery. After marking the surgical site pre-operatively with a skin marker, the wrong site sleeve is placed on the patient’s “wrong limb” to avoid any mistakes once the patient is taken to the operating room.

HONORABLE MENTION -- HoverTech International’s HT-Wedge Adjustable Positioning Device

November 8, 2013 12:43 pm | by HoverTech International | HoverTech International | Product Releases | Comments

HoverTech International’s HT-Wedge Adjustable Positioning Device inflates to lift and position patients for improved visualization during intubation.  The dual chamber design allows the head and chest to be adjusted separately, making it easier to achieve ear to sternal notch positioning regardless of the patient’s body type.

HONORABLE MENTION -- Ultra Clean Systems' Ultrasonic Cleaning System

November 8, 2013 12:28 pm | by Ultra Clean Systems | Ultra Clean Systems, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Ultra Clean Systems offers its latest high-capacity ultrasonic cleaning system, the XL48. The innovative XL48 comes equipped with cutting-edge TRT (Titanium Rod Technology), significantly decreasing cycle times to less than a third of standard wash cycles. The XL48 cleans 48 cannulated or 32 robotic instruments in 13 minutes. This high-capacity and speedy throughput optimizes department efficiency, preventing bottlenecks and maximizing patient safety.

HONORABLE MENTION -- Key Surgical's Tags For Scope Reprocessing

November 8, 2013 10:26 am | by Key Surgical | Key Surgical, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Key Surgical introduces easy-to-use, double-sided tags that are designed for communicating and identifying critical information in regards to scope reprocessing. Designed for use on processed, dry scopes, the self-looping tags are available in two styles. Choose from seven colors for easy color-coding with month, day and date of processing or a larger, white tag to capture more detailed information.

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

November 7, 2013 2:44 pm | by Olympus | Olympus America, Inc. | Product Releases | 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).

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

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

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

November 7, 2013 1:38 pm | by EndoChoice | Product Releases | 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.

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

November 7, 2013 1:20 pm | by NDS Surgical Imaging | NDS Surgical Imaging | Product Releases | 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.

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

November 7, 2013 1:07 pm | by Flagship Surgical | Flagship Surgical, LLC | Product Releases | 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.

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

November 7, 2013 12:57 pm | by Medicus Surgical | Product Releases | 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.

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

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