Archive October 2017 XVIII, No. 10

Product News


Better C-arm Images With Less Radiation Exposure
LessRay reduces radiation emission and exposure in the OR while retaining the high resolution of a full radiation dose shot. The image enhancement platform takes the lowest dose images your C-arm can take and improves them to look like conventional full-dose fluoroscopy images, which the company says is particularly useful in minimally invasive spine surgery.


First Duodenoscope With Detachable Distal Cap
The FDA last month granted Pentax of America clearance of the ED34-i10T, the first duodenoscope with a detachable and disposable distal cap, a new feature the agency says will improve access for cleaning and reprocessing and lower the risk of future infections associated with duodenoscopes. An earlier version of the Pentax duodenoscope, the ED-3490TK, had the potential for cracks and gaps to develop in the adhesive that seals the duodenoscope's distal cap onto the scope. Contaminated tissue and fluids could leak into the duodenoscope through these openings.


3D-Printed, Highly Porous Spinal Implant
The Tritanium C Anterior Cervical Cage, a 3D-printed interbody fusion cage intended for use in cervical interbody fusion procedures, is constructed from Stryker's highly porous titanium material designed for bone in-growth and biological fixation. Tritanium may be able to wick or retain fluid, in contrast to traditional titanium material, says the company. The cage is indicated in patients with degenerative disc disease at 1 level or 2 contiguous levels from the C2 to T1 disc.


These Bags Protect Wrapped Trays
Protect your wrapped trays by placing them inside Gorilla Bags. Made from spun polypropylene, Gorilla Bags have a high tensile strength that offers increased resistance to tearing and splitting during transportation and storage. You apply highly permeable Gorilla Bags before sterilization, as they won't impede steam from entering the package, says the company. Simply place the wrapped barrier package inside the Gorilla Bag, fold the lip 3 times, seal the bag closed with autoclave tape and label the package appropriately for further processing. • $210 to $244 for pack of 100


Build-Your-Own Procedure Kits
If you know exactly what you want and need in a procedure kit, why pay for extras? With VIA Procedure Kits, U.S. Endoscopy lets you customize your own. Just use the easy online form to select the precise products and quantities that suit you from a list of 13 components in more than 30 sizes, including basins, air/water and suction valves, biopsy valves, bite blocks, cleaning brushes, gowns, lubrication jellies, procedure supplies (including pads, biohazard stickers and labels), sponges, suction tubing, syringes, scope connectors and transport pads.


Internal Endoscope Channel Dryer
The Dri-Scope Aid automatically dries the internal channels of an endoscope after it's been reprocessed, freeing technicians for other duties, by delivering a constant flow of HEPA-filtered air through every internal channel of an endoscope. You simply attach the scopes to the tubing assembly via the connectors, set the required time and press the start button to initiate a continuous flow of air through the scope's internal channels. The compact, lightweight unit is designed for countertop, wall mount or pole mount use. • $2,995

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