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DePuy Synthes Receives 510(k) FDA Clearance for VELYS™ Robotic-Assisted Solution Designed for Use with the ATTUNE Total Knee System

The Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies announced that DePuy Synthes has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the VELYS Robotic-Assisted Solution designed for use with the ATTUNE® Total Knee System and its cleared indications for use.

Philips to Acquire Capsule Technologies Inc.

Royal Philips has signed an agreement to acquire Capsule Technologies Inc., a provider of medical device integration and data technologies for hospitals and healthcare organizations.

Camber Spine Expands Patent Portfolio with SPIRA Lateral 3.0

Camber Spine has received a notice of allowance from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for its SPIRA Lateral 3.0 interbody fusion implant.

UVDI-360 Room Sanitizer Inactivates SARS-CoV-2 at 12 Feet Distance in 5 Minutes

UltraViolet Devices Inc. (UVDI) has announced that its UVDI-360 Room Sanitizer achieved greater than 99.99%, or 4log10, inactivation of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) in 5 minutes at a distance of 12 feet (3.65 meters).

OR Today Webinar Explores Vendor Management

The recent OR Today webinar “Vendor Management: A Historical Perspective of Chaos Coordination” was sponsored by RepScrubs and eligible for one (1) continuing education (CE) hour by the State of California Board of Registered Nursing.

This 60-minute webinar featured Will Kahn, vendor management facilitator at VCU Health. He presented successful strategies for implementing a vendor management program. During the webinar, attendees heard more details regarding challenges with vendor management, predictable outcomes, evolution of vendor management, creative opportunities and a COVID-19 response.

Attendees shared positive feedback in a post-webinar survey.

“This was very good to open my thoughts up about how we are managing our vendors in the OR and hospital. Thanks for the many suggestions in how to better handle them,” Director of Surgical Services T. Lafoon said.

“The presentation was very well thought out. Ideas and actual implementation were shared,” said J. Dumser, VP.

“I love the online webinars. They fit into daily life perfect and are very informational. You can learn a lot in just a very short period of time,” said R. Messina, charge sterile processing tech.

The OR Today Webinar Series continues to grow. Almost 2,000 attendees have viewed a live presentation in 2020 with even more watching recorded sessions via the on-demand option. For more information, visit ORToday.com and click on the “Webinars” tab.

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