EDGe Surgical Granted U.S. Patent for Next-Generation Awl-in-One Tap

Awl-in-One Tap is a single-use spinal surgery instrument with disposable neuromonitoring EMG system and digital depth measurement built in.

Getinge Expands Servo Ventilator Platform

Getinge announced clearance from the U.S. FDA of several new software options for the Servo-u and Servo-n ventilators.

Merrow Launches Recyclable PPE

Merrow Manufacturing is set to debut a “revolutionary” new line of closed loop, Net Zero PPE, personal protective equipment that includes medical gowns, surgical caps and scrubs woven with REPREVE recycled polyester – made from 100% recycled post-consumer content (plastic bottles).

Lexington Medical Achieves 10,000 Surgery Milestone for Endostapling Devices

Lexington Medical, a U.S.-based medical device company delivering minimally invasive surgical stapling solutions, announced that the company has achieved over 10,000 successful surgeries with the AEON Endostapler in multiple countries.

Pinboard – July 2013


ORToday at AST

1. Barbara (left) and Michelle are 42 & 25-year veterans of the AST conference, respectively. Both are new OR Today readers. Welcome to the magazine!
2. Leena from Brooklyn won the OR Today prize pack!
3. Jayme McKelvey, OR Today staffer, had a great time meeting AST members and telling them about the magazine.

Essays by Nurses

A new anthology of essays by nurses entitled “I Wasn’t Strong Like This When I Started Out: True Stories of Becoming a Nurse” highlights the sometimes invisible work of nurses.

Germy purse?

New research from Initial Washroom Hygiene, a hygiene and washroom services company in the U.K., shows that women’s purses carry, on average, as many bacteria as a toilet seat. To keep yours clean, make weekly washing or wiping with a disinfectant a priority.



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