DePuy Synthes Receives 510(k) FDA Clearance for VELYS™ Robotic-Assisted Solution Designed for Use with the ATTUNE Total Knee System

The Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies announced that DePuy Synthes has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the VELYS Robotic-Assisted Solution designed for use with the ATTUNE® Total Knee System and its cleared indications for use.

Philips to Acquire Capsule Technologies Inc.

Royal Philips has signed an agreement to acquire Capsule Technologies Inc., a provider of medical device integration and data technologies for hospitals and healthcare organizations.

Camber Spine Expands Patent Portfolio with SPIRA Lateral 3.0

Camber Spine has received a notice of allowance from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for its SPIRA Lateral 3.0 interbody fusion implant.

UVDI-360 Room Sanitizer Inactivates SARS-CoV-2 at 12 Feet Distance in 5 Minutes

UltraViolet Devices Inc. (UVDI) has announced that its UVDI-360 Room Sanitizer achieved greater than 99.99%, or 4log10, inactivation of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) in 5 minutes at a distance of 12 feet (3.65 meters).

CycleTrak Robotic Module Tracks Robotic Instrument Reprocessing Cycles

InstruSafe® by Summit Medical, an Innovia Medical Company, announced the U.S. availability of its new CycleTrak Robotic Module, which is the first and only system on the market that allows users to track individual reprocessing cycles for all robotic instruments and accessories.

Developed in partnership with Practico Solutions, CycleTrak is a compliance solution that tracks and records individual reprocessing cycles for da Vinci Xi, Si, SP instruments and accessories. CycleTrak was created as a direct response to the FDA’s recent guidance that states “devices with a specific maximum number of reprocessing cycles not be exceeded.” CycleTrak differs from traditional instrument management solutions through its affordable one-year subscription, simplistic design that uses existing hardware and quick implementation time of days versus weeks or months.

“The objective of the Summit/Practico partnership was to develop a tracking solution that was affordable and that could be implemented very quickly. We believe that CycleTrak offers the shortest possible path to tracking and compliance on the market today,” said Jeff Swanson, principal at Practico Solutions.

“Practico Solutions helped create a simple, yet focused solution. We enjoyed collaborating on the development of this new robotic module for tracking individual reprocessing cycles,” said Marcus Super, director of sales and marketing at Summit Medical. “As the exclusive worldwide distributor, we look forward to solving the unique compliance issues our customers face.”

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