DSM a global leader in biomedical materials science and regenerative medicine, announced it has developed a novel ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) membrane technology. Initial use of the proprietary membrane technology will be in peripheral stent graphs used to treat peripheral artery disease. Dyneema Purity membrane technology is a new entrant into the material space and serves as an alternative to currently used ePTFE films (polytetrafluoroethylene).
Kimberly-Clark Health Care's MICROCOOL Surgical Gowns are designed to provide fluid resistance, microbial resistance, flame resistance, and lint and abrasion resistance. The company's patented microporous fabric is composed of a thin yet strong layer of breathable film enclosed in layers of soft, nonwoven fabric.
CS Medical is pleased to announce that the company now offers TEE probe storage cabinets. The TEE probe is essentially a type of endoscope. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) require endoscopes to be hung vertically in a manner that will protect them from contamination.
AirClean Systems is pleased to announce the release of their latest probe storage solution. The CleanShield Endoscope Storage Cabinet provides a proper dedicated storage area that protects delicate endoscopes from potential damage and minimizes environmental contamination of the disinfected endoscopes. CleanShield is constructed completely of thermally fused polypropylene that can be disinfected easily and is non-hygroscopic.
Suction-Easy is a simple, safe, and very effective form of immediate oral suction from EM Innovations. A unique double-valved design allows continuous one-handed operation while the other hand directs the suction tip throughout the patient's oropharynx. A consistent vacuum force is applied with each squeeze of the bulb and the material drawn into the bulb is expelled into a 1,000 cc collection bag. Suction-Easy allows excellent visibility to remain throughout the procedure.
Because of the cost and complexity associated with capital equipment purchases for the operating room, hospitals must carefully evaluate what their investments will bring in terms of improved productivity and efficiency. While it is nice to have state-of-the-art equipment complete with cutting-edge features and capabilities, it does more harm than good to make the investment if the equipment cannot be leveraged properly...
Nuvo offers the Nuvo VistOR MS LED Surgical light. The VistOR MS LED light provides 120,000 lux, excellent shadow control, unique pattern adjustment, and the Nuvo sterile handle controls. According to the company, this product is available in a single-, dual-, or triple-ceiling mounted system.
AliMed VeriClean O.R. Table Straps are the only Amsco-style straps with welded seams available today. No stitches, no punctures, no place for bacteria to hide—every inch of the resilient, thermoplastic-urethane surface can be disinfected to reduce the risk of cross-contamination. Traditional straps have stitched seams with perforations and thread fibers—a breeding ground for bacteria and extremely difficult to completely disinfect.
Covidien, a leading global provider of healthcare products, announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement with Integra LifeSciences Corporation to sell its Confluent Surgical product line. The transaction is expected to close by March 31, 2014, subject to receipt of regulatory approvals...
Berchtold’s Combination Mounting Solution maximizes room design customization while reducing installation construction expenses. Combination Mounting allows for multiple pieces of surgical support equipment to share a single mounting position versus requiring multiple mounts. Examples include booms, surgical lights, lead shields, monitors and other accessories.
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 and comes with removable batteries for better disposal options.
Nuvo introduces the Nuvo VistOR MS LED Surgical light. The VistOR MS LED light provides 120,000 lux, excellent shadow control, unique pattern adjustment, and the Nuvo sterile handle controls. According to the company, this product is available in a single-, dual-, or triple-ceiling mounted system.
Scintillant Surgical Light from Engineered Medical Solutions is a sterile, single-use, focused illumination device to help improve visualization. This battery powered light can be used with the supplied accessories and does not require a bulky external light source, thus eliminating the need for clumsy cords and awkward headgear. The device can also be used independently as a hand-held light source.
The new Great White Platinum Stirrups from SchureMed have the following notable features: higher weight capacity, a larger boot to comfortably fit larger lower legs, an innovative handle design, three axes of movement, among more.
The TELETOM Equipment Management System from Berchtold is a modular, custom-configurable boom that allows facilities to tailor its design to specific clinical environments. Clinicians make the determination for the placement of services and accessories, complementary equipment, length of arms, and positioning capabilities to optimize available space, and maximize both clinical efficiency and effectiveness.
CoolShirt Systems offers the CoolDog, a.k.a. the SafetTemp TEC, a new "iceless" personal cooling system. The CoolDog operates quietly and is under two feet high to easily stay out of the way of staff. OR Surgeons and staff won’t perspire, suffer heat-induced fatigue or lose concentration. This easy-to-use “iceless” unit cools or warms, and is compatible with any CoolShirt that uses water.
Encompass Group, LLC, is pleased to offer an exciting new choice to hospital and extended care patients. DreamAngel pillows offer exceptional patient comfort along with the protection required in a healthcare setting. The pillow interior is filled with premium 100 percent hypoallergenic down alternative fiberfill (made in the United States with recycled materials).
As deliberations over how to make healthcare more cost-effective continue to play out in forums across the country — from the U.S. Congress to state governments to health systems and hospitals — it strikes me that we are paying insufficient attention to what should be an obvious consideration – the cost of supplies...
Midmark Corporation has enhanced its line of Care Exchange Workstations to provide highly efficient clinical workflows as physicians integrate new technology in the exam room. The new offerings include wall mounted and AC powered options. Midmark’s wall mounted Care Exchange Workstations provide caregivers with the form and function of mobile units in a space-saving design ideal for healthcare environments where a mobile technology platform is not an option.
Kebby Vial Decappers are used to remove crimped aluminum seals from vials in a safe manner with little effort. Seals are removed by simply gripping the seal using a tipping or rolling motion. They are available in five standard sizes with or without color coded latex free cushioned grips. The product is constructed of stainless steel construction with a lifetime guarantee.
CS Medical LLC is pleased to announce the release of their latest probe storage solution. The CleanShield Endoscope Storage Cabinet provides a proper dedicated storage area that protects delicate endoscopes from potential damage and minimizes environmental contamination of the disinfected endoscopes. CleanShield is constructed completely of thermally fused polypropylene that can be disinfected easily and is non-hygroscopic.
Larson Electronics has announced the release of a 12 watt infrared LED light emitter designed to provide output and operation suitable for medical applications. The LEDLB-4E-IR-M-110V 110 Volt Medical Infrared LED Light Bar is provides those in the medical fields with a powerful and effective source of infrared light that can operate from standard wall outlets and be magnetically mounted to metallic surfaces for easy control and precise application.
The Stallion Elite from Bryton increases the surgeon’s ability to operate quickly, freely, and without neck strain from trailing leads. Powered by a laser type diode technology, the Elite produces an impressive 200,000 lux, using minimal energy to create premium light output with up to nine hours running per charge.
Lista International Corporation offers modular drawer storage cabinets. According to the company, these versatile solutions create a space-efficient workspace which also provides for clean, safe, highly organized storage of hospital supplies and equipment. The cabinet drawers feature either a 440 lb. or 165 lb. load capacity each (depending on drawer size) and are available in 6 different full sidewall heights for maximum cubic storage capacity.
Berchtold’s Combination Mounting Solution maximizes room design customization while reducing installation construction expenses. Combination Mounting allows for multiple pieces of surgical support equipment to share a single mounting position versus requiring multiple mounts.