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IAHCSMM Announces Board of Director Election Results

The International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materiel Management (IAHCSMM) announced the election results for four board of director positions.

Medtronic Recalls Valiant Navion Thoracic Stent Graft System

The FDA has identified this as a Class I recall, the most serious type of recall. Use of these devices may cause serious injuries or death.

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 OER-Pro Automated Endoscope Reprocessor

The Olympus OER-Pro Automated Endoscope Reprocessor is designed to comply with the most rigorous industry standards while simplifying and expediting proper cleaning and reprocessing between procedures. Up to two flexible endoscopes can be simultaneously cleaned and disinfected in 26 minutes. The OER-Pro is FDA cleared to automate seven of the 11 manual endoscope cleaning steps, including the most labor-intensive and variable parts of the process: manual flushing of the endoscope channels with detergent, water and air. Its built-in Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) management system automatically traces the endoscope serial and model numbers, operator and time of reprocessing for additional time savings and improved accountability, eliminating cumbersome manual input from a keypad or barcode.

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