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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.

Metrex Surface Disinfectant Portfolio Secures EPA Approval

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved all eight surface disinfectant products made by an infection prevention leader, Metrex, as effective against SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19.

Olympus Supports Safety Actions Regarding Surgical Smoke

Olympus has announced its support of The Joint Commission’s recommended safety actions for managing the hazards of exposure to surgical smoke for health care staff in operating rooms.

Exofin Fusion Redesign Receives FDA Approval

Chemence Medical, a leader in medical cyanoacrylate devices and products, announced the U.S. Federal Drug Administration’s (FDA) 510(k) approval of the company’s redesigned exofin fusion skin closure system.

Hype-Wipe Towelettes

The EPA has approved hype-Wipe Bleach Towelettes for killing and/or inactivating C. diff spores on hard, non-porous surfaces in a four-minute contact time. The single-use, hospital-grade disinfecting towelettes are used for disinfection in numerous clinical settings, including in the ICu, patient and public bathrooms, and in labs. hype-Wipes are also approved to kill several pathogens in one minute, including Carbapenem-Resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae (CRKP), hepatitis B and C, Influenza h3N2, Norovirus, and Tuberculosis. hype-Wipes are saturated with the 1:10 dilution of bleach recommended by the CDC, OShA and NCCLS. An expiration date is stamped on each foil pouch and on the outside of every box. Individual hypeWipes do not dry out as towels in canisters can if the lid is left open. Clear acrylic holders are available for storing hype-Wipes.

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