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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.

PillCam SB 2

PillCam SB is a tool for visualization of the entire small bowel and for detecting small bowel abnormalities. It is the only capsule endoscope indicated for use in patients two years of age and older. The PillCam SB video capsule measures 11 mm x 26 mm and weighs less than 4 grams. The video capsule contains an imaging device and light source and transmits images at a rate of two images per second, generating more than 50,000 pictures during the eight-hour procedure. PillCam SB was initially cleared by the u.S. Food and Drug Administration in 2001. Now in its second-generation, PillCam SB 2 captures the broadest mucosal area per image with the widest field-of-view. In addition, advanced optics and Automatic Light Control improve image quality and illumination.

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