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.
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.
TandD Corp. has introduced the NEW Wireless Data Logger RTR-507/507L. This is a new model in the RTR-500 Series, which enables wide range high precision measurements of temperature and humidity. TandD has achieved a humidity measurement accuracy of ±2.5%, as well as wide range measurements of temperature from -30 to 80 degrees C and humidity from 0 to 99%RH.
Herein we present the case of a 68-year-old female patient with a 3-month history of visual deterioration accompanied by worsening headaches. Investigation with magnetic resonance imaging revealed a heterogeneous mass in the suprasellar region, extending into the third ventricle and displacing the pituitary gland and stalk inferiorly.
Kapp Surgical Instruments, Inc. offers the McCarthy Mini-Sternotomy Retractor with Universal Lift, a self-retaining retractor that provides excellent exposure for a variety of valve operations, Maze procedures, or other intra cardiac procedures.
Self-adhesive STRIP-T’S from Kapp Surgical Instruments are designed to organize all surgical tubes, scopes, and instruments attaching any place on the surgical field. The STRIP-T’S reduces the cost of replacing tubes, costly disposable suctions, surgical operative scopes, and bovies.
SI-BONE, Inc., a medical device company that is pioneering the use of a minimally invasive surgical (MIS) device to fuse the sacroiliac (SI) joint announced today the publication of the first peer-reviewed journal article on the iFuse Implant System for the treatment of sacroiliac joint disruptions or degenerative sacroiliitis.
Advanced Medical Innovations unveiled the Neutray™ Sharps Passing Tray for hands-free transfer of sharps during a surgical procedure. It has been specifically designed to handle many of the different styles of sharps used in today’s operating room.
Spectrum Surgical unveiled its full line of surgical instrument stringers. Spectrum’s stringers are designed to promote safer, quicker instrument handling for better processing and decontamination.
Healthmark Industries announces the Valvesafe, a new product to help keep endoscope valves and other detachable parts with the proper endoscope throughout reprocessing. The Valvesafe™ locks onto the endoscope without concealing any part of the scope and is able to hold a maximum of four valves at once.
FirstCall Innovations introduces the SIM Clip, an innovative transducer holder. Unique spring-loaded clip design secures transducers anywhere, for optimal hemodynamic monitoring. Universal transducer mounts can be used with multiple transducer manufacturers.
Heartburn is one of the most common reasons for people to see a doctor, and some physicians often use upper endoscopy to diagnose and manage gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). However, most patients do not require the procedure unless other serious symptoms are present, according to the American College of Physicians (ACP) Clinical Guidelines Committee.
A new technology called the Pipeline embolization device (PED) shows encouraging results in patients with certain types of difficult-to-treat brain aneurysms, reports the December issue of Neurosurgery.
Healthmark Industries announces the new Osteotome Rack to its Protech instrument trays line. The innovative design keeps osteotome tips from damage during transportation and reprocessing. These racks make it easy and safe for handling in and out of the OR.
Buffalo Filter’s PlumePen™ electrosurgical pen features a sleek compact design that combines precision surgical smoke plume management with electrosurgery in one device. Featuring Flexible Plume Capture (FPC) TechnologyTM, 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.
Aesculap, Inc. announces its Caiman 5 sealing and cutting device. Caiman 5 features a proprietary hinged jaw which provides balanced tissue compression proximally and distally. As a result, energy delivered to the tissue’s surface creates a clean, even seal, free of charring, reducing the need to seal tissue twice.
Advanced Medical Innovations offers its line of Mayo and Metzenbaum Miracle Scissors. A cam mechanism has been incorporated to make sure the scissors’ jaws are always together and will cut consistently every time without splaying.
At a time many Americans devote to counting their blessings, a group of underprivileged patients in Veracruz, Mexico are thankful to be regaining the most critical aspects of rural life – their mobility and livelihood.
Olympus offers the Thunderbeat, a single multi-functional instrument with ultrasonic, bipolar energies, allowing a surgeon to simultaneously seal and cut vessels up to and including 7 millimeters in size with minimal thermal spread.
MAQUET Cardiovascular offers the MEGA 7.5Fr. 30cc and 40cc intra-aortic balloon (IAB) catheters. These catheters will allow clinicians to provide patients with hemodynamic support, regardless of their height. The design of the MEGA IAB family provides benefits for patients and clinicians–MEGA’s balloons displace blood in the aorta during diastole, resulting in improved augmentation and unloading.
April 23, 2012 TRU-Vu Monitors, Inc. has just released a new 22-inch Medical-Grade LCD display that is optimized for a wide range of medical applications from near-patient monitoring and endoscopic systems to surgical operating rooms. The new MM-22C is a widescreen (16:10 aspect ratio) high-definition (720p HD) color LCD monitor with an ultra-wide 178º x 178º viewing angle, quick response time and brilliant color reproduction.
Megadyne's Mega Power® Electrosurgical Generator is now even easier to use with a new faceplate interface for improved access to all modes. The original generator was designed specifically to be easy to use; this latest version has been further simplified as its push-button functionality now offers intuitive, dedicated buttons to activate each function and mode.
Invuity has introduced a new line of surgical devices that provide surgeons enhanced visibility during spinal surgeries. The instruments integrate Invuity's Eigr technology, enhancing visualization by bringing illumination inside the incision. The spinal instruments line features the Eigr Saber, a single-use, low-profile, ergonomic, hand-held illumination device with integrated suction.