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InstruSafe New XL Transport Container Protects da Vinci SP, Xi and EndoWrist Laparoscopic Instruments

InstruSafe® by Summit Medical, an Innovia Medical Company, introduces the new InstruSafe® XL Transport Container — the first and only container of its size on the market — designed to accommodate da Vinci­® SP™, Xi™ Scopes, EndoWrist® and other long laparoscopic surgical instruments. The XL Transport Container extends Summit Medical’s leadership in manufacturing InstruSafe Instrument Protection Trays that are custom designed to protect virtually any surgical instrumentation from the sterile processing to the operating room.

InstruSafe’s Instrument Protection Trays and its new XL Transport Container will be demonstrated during the AORN Global Surgical Conference & Expo in Nashville, Tenn., from April 6-11 (Booth #1937) and the IAHCSMM Annual Conference in Anaheim, Calif., from April 28 through May 1 (Booth #745).

“Transporting surgical instruments safely and effectively is difficult. As healthcare facilities continue to invest in larger, delicate, and costly robotic instruments, we recognized the need to better protect them from the O.R. to sterile processing,” said Kevin McIntosh, president of Summit Medical. “With our new XL Transport Container, InstruSafe expands its commitment to raising quality standards for how delicate, expensive surgical instrumentation is organized, sterilized, transported, and stored.”

With InstruSafe’s XL Transport Container, the cleaning process for da Vinci and other laparoscopic instruments can now start in the O.R. for more efficient and safe reprocessing and transport. The large, horizontal container features an inner gasket, lid and four silicone latches to reduce spills, and a drain to accommodate soiled liquid removal.

InstruSafe’s investment in manufacturing the XL Transport Container and its custom InstruSafe Instrument Protection Trays for leading healthcare facilities has generated exponential growth, requiring a second distribution facility in St. Paul that opened in 2019. The company’s growth was fueled by the rise of minimally invasive surgery, increasingly complex surgical instruments and an intensified focus on infection control.

To learn more about InstruSafe’s Instrument Protection Trays and the new InstruSafe XL Transport Container for da Vinci SP, Xi, and EndoWrist and other long laparoscopic surgical instruments, visit



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