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Company Showcase: MD Technologies Inc.

MD Technologies Inc. has saved the medical community millions of dollars by providing safe, environmentally-friendly, cost-saving fluid management products to hospitals, surgery centers and physicians’ offices.

Since 1990, MD Technologies has isolated health care workers from exposure to suctioned fluids with systems offering tremendous cost savings, usually paying for themselves within one year. These compact, wall-mounted Environ-mate® DM6000 Series Suction-Drain™ Systems silently collect fluids directly from the suction field and dispose directly to sanitary sewer. Three unit models are available: DM6000 for SPD/utility rooms with optional footswitch; DM6000-2, for Endoscopy, with two independent suction inputs for dual-field EGD, ERCP or bronchoscopies, or providing redundancy in single-field colonoscopies; and DM6000-2A, with unlimited fluid capacity for urology/cystoscopy and arthroscopy procedures. An optional totalizer records fluid volume aspirated on DM6000-2A.

Always aware of emphasis on cost savings, MD Technologies provides a unique tool to assist customers with its savings calculator. This simple tool permits quick estimation of cost savings when using an MD Technologies system, and is available online at

MD Technologies uses its expert insight and decades of experience to focus on key points and best practices, ensuring clients receive just what they need. In 2002, the company introduced the PT20® Trap, a single-specimen collection jar with cap and screen. Today, many single polyp traps are available. With its screw top and fine-mesh screen, the PT20® remains the favorite of many facilities.

OR Today Magazine | Company Showcase | MD Technologies Inc.Waste management experts at MD Technologies are quick to share best practices and help clients put a plan in place. Disposing fluid directly to drain is by far the most efficient, cost-effective solution. This minimizes staff or patient contamination due to inadvertent contact with fluid. Closed systems have advantages over systems requiring fluid to be transported to a central disposal site, since transporting introduces steps where exposure can occur. Diligent system maintenance will help to assure satisfactory system performance and longevity.

Team members should collect and dispose of spilled fluids as soon as possible. The MD Technologies experts advise staff to exercise care and use protective equipment when handling potentially infectious fluid. MD Technologies acquired Promethean Medical Technologies in 2010 to offer the Promethean Island® for collection, measurement and disposal of spilled fluids. When positioned below the drapes of the operating table to capture fluid, the Island® offers physicians an anti-fatigue walking surface and collects spilled fluid.

Finally, MD Technologies suggests clients carefully select equipment that meets fluid management needs for anticipated procedures. Lower-cost systems may meet needs for all but those few procedures where requirements are only met by higher-cost features such as fluid volume totalizing. The company can help determine required features and assist to select equipment offering them.

MD Technologies can be on hand to evaluate space requirements in the procedure/operating room, and assist with selection of systems compatible with space constraints and traffic patterns in the surgical suite. The company also provides consulting services and technical support with medical gas and emergency power systems for new center construction.

For additional information, contact MD Technologies Inc. at 800-201-3060, or visit the company’s website at



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