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Fuse Endoscope System

June 7, 2013 2:06 pm | by EndoChoice | Product Releases | Comments

(2013 ESP Award Nominee) 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.

DS Ligation Clip System

June 5, 2013 11:09 am | by Aesculap | Aesculap | Product Releases | Comments

Reduce costs in laparoscopic appendectomies with Aesculap’s DS Ligation Clip System. The DS Ligation Clip provides a cost-effective solution, without compromising on security, for laparoscopic appendectomies. This is made possible by providing up to a 75 percent per procedure cost savings compared to endomechanical staplers and an innovative “double clip” design that acts like a fenestrated grasper for a firm hold on tissue.

Hands-Free Transfer Tray

May 21, 2013 12:20 pm | by Aspen Surgical | Product Releases | Comments

Aspen Surgical announces the launch of 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 safely and effectively.

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Valvesafe

May 21, 2013 12:09 pm | by Healthmark Industries | Healthmark Industries Company, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

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.

BF-190 Bronchoscopes

May 8, 2013 9:56 am | by Olympus | Olympus | Product Releases | Comments

Olympus announced the commercial availability of its 510(k) cleared BF-190 bronchoscopes. The new BF-190 bronchoscopes offer unparalleled maneuverability and flexibility through the combination of their unique Rotary Function and wider tip angulation, which will potentially allow physicians to access areas of the lung that may not be easily reached with current generation bronchoscopes.

MINOP Invent

May 6, 2013 10:12 am | by Aesculap, Inc. | Aesculap | Product Releases | Comments

Aesculap, Inc. is pleased to announce the availability of the MINOP Invent, which pushes the boundaries of neurosurgical techniques in offering a solution for bi-manual resection of solid tumors and cysts.  MINOP InVent is designed to offer more for patients through less invasive techniques.

Endocam Logic HD

May 3, 2013 10:33 am | by Richard Wolf Medical Instruments Corp | Richard Wolf Medical Instruments Corporation | 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.

Long Scope Tray

May 3, 2013 10:23 am | by Healthmark Industries | Healthmark Industries Company, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Healthmark Industries announces an instrument tray specially designed for long rigid scopes and other delicate instruments. Manufactured of lightweight by durable polypropylene, this tray is compatible with steam, EO, and gasplasma sterilization.

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Miracle Scissors

April 24, 2013 10:25 am | by Advanced Medical Innovations | Advanced Medical Innovations (Ami) | Product Releases | Comments

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.

Tiny Surgical Tools Used In Animal Biopsies Meant To Study Improved Body Access

April 24, 2013 10:03 am | News | Comments

By using swarms of untethered grippers, each as small as a speck of dust, Johns Hopkins engineers and physicians say they have devised a new way to perform biopsies that could provide a more effective way to access narrow conduits in the body as well as find early signs of cancer or other diseases.

HD 3D Laparoscopic Surgical Video System

April 23, 2013 10:35 am | by Olympus | Olympus | Product Releases | Comments

The Olympus Articulating HD 3D Laparoscopic Surgical Video System 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 when compared with traditional 2D surgical systems.

MiSeal Reposable Thermal Ligating System

April 23, 2013 10:09 am | by Microline Surgical | Microline Surgical, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Microline Surgical, Inc. launched an enhanced version of its MiSeal Reposable Thermal Ligating System. MiSeal is the first and only reposable device that simultaneously seals and divides soft tissue using direct thermal energy, offering surgeons the ability to achieve exceptional patient outcomes at a considerable cost advantage.

Universal Large Bone Saw Blade Design

April 22, 2013 9:49 am | by Brasseler USA Surgical Power & Accessories | Brasseler USA | Product Releases | Comments

Brasseler USA Surgical Power & Accessories introduces its new universal large bone saw blade design that allows current customers who have Stryker System 7, 6, 5, 4 and 2000 to stock one inventory of compatible replacement saw blades at factory direct prices, without sacrificing quality.

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PlumePen

April 17, 2013 9:57 am | by Buffalo Filter | Buffalo Filter | Product Releases | Comments

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) TechnologyTM, the extendable/retractable capture port lets surgeons customize the placement of the smoke evacuation inlet for optimum visibility.

Retractors For Spine Surgery

April 16, 2013 9:32 am | by Millennium Surgical | Millenium Surgical Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

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.

Instrument Tray Rack

April 10, 2013 10:23 am | by Healthmark Industries | Healthmark Industries Company, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

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.

Right Procedure, Right Device

April 3, 2013 9:05 am | by Covidien | Articles | Comments

Devices used in advanced surgical approaches such as MIS may result in an upfront increase in surgery/supply costs; however, they are crucial to reduce the post-operative, post-discharge clinical and economic burden.

GeniSis Veress Needle

April 2, 2013 9:26 am | by DeRoyal | Deroyal | Product Releases | Comments

DeRoyal now offers the GeniSis Veress Needle as part of its comprehensive endoscopic portfolio. Available in two standard sizes (120mm & 150mm length) the GeniSis Veress Needle provides maximum savings for laparoscopic abdominal access and insufflation.

MIRA-i CS Retractor System

March 29, 2013 9:50 am | by Maquet | Product Releases | Comments

Maquet Medical Systems USA and Maquet Cardiovascular announced the launch of the MIRA-i CS Retractor System, an innovative, modular system designed to provide unsurpassed cardiothoracic access during minimally invasive revascularization procedures.

Salivary Duct Access Products

March 27, 2013 9:43 am | by Cook Medical | Cook Medical, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Cook Medical has launched a suite of salivary duct access products that offer minimally invasive options for the treatment of obstructive salivary gland disease.

Disarm-It-All

March 22, 2013 9:49 am | by Ansell | Product Releases | Comments

Ansell introduces a new product of the Sandel brand of healthcare safety devices. The Disarm-It-All is the only counting and disposal box capable of single-handed removal of syringe needles, traditional scalpel blades, and beaver blades.

STRIP-T'S

March 18, 2013 9:50 am | by Kapp Surgical Instruments | Product Releases | Comments

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.

Hands-Free Transfer Tray

March 15, 2013 9:44 am | by Aspen Surgical | Product Releases | Comments

Aspen Surgical announces the launch of 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 safely and effectively.

Sealed Container And Inserts

March 13, 2013 9:41 am | by Case Medical | Case Medical, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Case Medical offers the SteriTite universal sealed container and MediTray inserts. They are designed to provide an easy-to-use, cost-effective system for sterilization, organization, instrument protection, and storage of surgical devices.

AORN Survey: Better SSI Prevention Strategies Needed

March 11, 2013 9:05 am | by IrriMax | Articles | Comments

Surgical site infections (SSIs) are a concern for 96 percent of operating room nurses responding to an industry survey at the recent Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) 60th Annual Congress in San Diego. Adding to that concern is the need for new and better infection prevention strategies which the majority (92 percent) of respondents think is very important.

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