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Staying Positive During the Pandemic

The good news for patients in need of outpatient surgery is that, across the country, health care providers and policymakers have recognized that elective surgery is not the same thing as optional surgery and are allowing ASCs to remain open to provide this care.

Handling of Explanted Medical Devices Addressed in AORN’s Revised Guideline for Specimen Management

SP professionals must manage explants safely and properly any time a request is made to sterilize an explanted device, such a screw, hip, plate and so on, for return to the patient.

Disinfection Methods – Straightforward or Complicated?

With all the different cleaning, disinfecting and sterilizing processes that go on inside of hospitals, I find disinfection to be the most complex and complicated among them.

Steam Sterilization Standard ST79 Receives Community-Driven Update

After three years, a widely used standard in health care and industry has undergone an important update.

Fuse Medical Inc. Completes Acquisition of Maxim Surgical

Fuse Medical Inc. announced the completion of the acquisition of Palm Springs Partners LLC d/b/a Maxim Surgical, a manufacturing company in the spinal fusion device market and full-service medical device and distribution company. The effective date of Acquisition was August 1, 2018.

Formed in April 2011, Maxim designs and manufactures spinal interbody spacers and distributes a wide variety of spine, sports medicine and biologics product lines. Inclusive in the Maxim portfolio of spinal implant products is the Maxim Surgical X-Treme Interbody Fusion System that previously received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration. Maxim’s long-term strategy is to bring more innovative spinal implant products to market for retail and wholesale distribution.

“We are very excited that Maxim has become part of the Fuse family. Maxim’s portfolio of products bolsters our strategy of expanding Fuse into medical device design and manufacturing,” Fuse Chief Executive Officer Christopher C. Reeg said. “We believe that integrating Maxim with our operations will enhance Fuse’s earnings immediately and allow us to be even better positioned to meet our customers’ needs.”

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