FDA, Cardinal Health Assess Scope of Potential Contamination Risk

Dr. Jeffrey E. Shuren MD, JD, Director - CDRH Offices: Office of the Center Director, released the following statement on Thursday (January 16, 2020): “On Jan. 11 and again on Jan. 15, 2020, medical device manufacturer Cardinal Health alerted its customers to...

U.S Health System Uses Medtronic Stealth Autoguide Cranial Robotic Guidance Platform

Phoenix Children’s Hospital is the first-ever health system in the U.S. to receive and deploy the newly FDA-cleared Medtronic Stealth Autoguide platform.

Cook Medical TriForce Peripheral Crossing Set Now Available

Cook Medical’s TriForce® Peripheral Crossing Set is now commercially available. As of January 2020, these products are available to physicians in the United States to support procedures to treat patients with vascular obstructions.

PENTAX Medical Launches IMAGINA Endoscopy System in U.S.

IMAGINA offers practitioners a modern user interface and unique endoscope design to provide excellent visualization, improve the operator experience and positively influence long-term patient care costs.

Innovative Medical Products Offers Value Added Commitment Program

Innovative Medical Products customers have one less thing to worry about – unexpected downtime. With membership in IMP’s Value Added Commitment (VAC) program, customers get a free loaner positioner if theirs ever needs to be repaired. IMP ground ships the loaner free of charge and lets customers use the replacement until repairs are made, with minimal interruption in surgical procedures.

By qualifying as VAC participants, customers receive, in writing, a one-year parts and labor warranty on hardware, plus these benefits:

  • Repairs made to IMP’s specifications with factory-authorized replacement parts
  • Certified testing after repairs to ensure equipment is within specification
  • Free product training for SPD staff on proper sterile processing of IMP positioning devices, as needed (where available)
  • Free surgical staff in-service for all shifts, as needed (where available)
  • Proof of insurance protection

“VAC is the gold standard for customer service and a ‘win-win-win’ for its participants,” Innovative Medical Products Vice President Earl Cole said. “With VAC support on their side, customers not only save money but are able to deliver a higher level of service by minimizing downtime with free loaners and our expert support. VAC participation also mitigates patient risk, as it requires customers to use IMP’s superior Softgoods exclusively, with over 30 years of safe protection to our patients without one reported incident. Only IMP’s ‘VAC’ gives customers the support to keep them operating.”

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