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‘Eye-opening’ OR Webinar Receives High Marks

The February 20 OR Today webinar sponsored by RepScrubs was described as “very interesting” and “eye-opening” by more than one attendee. The session “OR Food for Thought – LITERALLY! What Are We Bringing Into Our ORs and Why?” was presented by Dr. John Kutz, FACS,...

Study: UV Technology Raises the Standard in Disinfecting ORs

Ultraviolet (UV) technology developed by the New York-based firm PurpleSun Inc. eliminates more than 96 percent of pathogens in operating rooms (ORs) and on medical equipment, compared to 38 percent using manual cleaning methods that rely on chemicals to disinfect...

Agiliti Acquires Mobile Instrument Service & Repair Inc.

Agiliti Inc. has acquired Mobile Instrument Service & Repair Inc., the third largest provider, by revenue, of surgical equipment repair services to the U.S. health care industry. The transaction was priced at 11x the company’s 2019 Adjusted EBITDA. “Mobile...

Northwell to Open 4 Cardiac Catheterization Labs

Three Northwell Health facilities – Lenox Health Greenwich Village, Mather Hospital in Port Jefferson and Plainview Hospital – have received approval this month from the New York State Health and Health Planning Council to establish cardiac catheterization labs,...

FDA Approves New Devices to be Marketed

The FDA has recently approved the following devices to be marketed:

ZOLL® X Series®, R Series®, AED Pro®, and AED 3 BLS® Professional Defibrillators
The ZOLL® X Series®, R Series®, AED Pro®, and AED 3 BLS® are defibrillators intended to deliver lifesaving electrical shocks to people experiencing sudden cardiac arrest, a medical condition in which the heart suddenly and unexpectedly stops beating.

PREVELEAK Surgical Sealant
PreveLeak Surgical Sealant (PreveLeak) is a medical sealant used to help stop leaks that are formed in tissue, blood vessels or grafts (artificial blood vessels) during the surgical repair of the circulatory system. PreveLeak is a liquid made of two components, purified bovine serum albumim (BSA) and polyaldehyde. The two components are contained in separate barrels of a syringe. Upon mixing these two components, a flexible material is formed.

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