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Cardinal Health awarded Strategic National Stockpile contract for PPE storage and distribution

With its expansive distribution network, Cardinal Health can provide rapid deployment and delivery of SNS product throughout the U.S. and its territories.

IAHCSMM Announces Board of Director Election Results

The International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materiel Management (IAHCSMM) announced the election results for four board of director positions.

Medtronic Recalls Valiant Navion Thoracic Stent Graft System

The FDA has identified this as a Class I recall, the most serious type of recall. Use of these devices may cause serious injuries or death.

Activ Surgical Announces FDA Clearance for ActivSight Intraoperative Imaging Module

Activ Surgical announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance of the company’s ActivSight Intraoperative Imaging Module for enhanced surgical visualization.

DePuy Synthes Launches Single Use Kits For Wrist Fracture Surgery

DePuy Synthes has introduced the Distal Radius Sterile Kit, a pre-sterilized, single-use kit of instruments and implants to treat wrist fractures. The streamlined kits provide customers with the company’s plate and screw implants with instrumentation designed to help optimize operating room efficiency and eliminate procedural sterilization costs.

The Distal Radius Sterile Kit consists of one Variable Angle LCP Two-Column Volar Distal Radius Plate, a distribution of screws, and the required fixation instrumentation – commonly what is needed for up to 80 percent of distal radius fracture cases currently treated with plates and screws. The simplified composition of the kit is designed to drive repeatable, more consistent procedures.

“It’s important in trauma cases for the instrumentation to be arranged in a way that the surgeon can focus on the patient without distraction from the back table,” said Marc Richard, M.D., Duke University Medical Center. “In my experience with these sterile kits, they have helped assure availability of the distal radius plates during unscheduled trauma cases. Additionally, I have found that the simplified set and instrumentation can help the scrub team preserve operating room efficiency.”

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