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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.

Smith & Nephew PICO

PICOTM represents a unique way of treating patients who would benefit from the application of single-use negative pressure wound therapy. PICOTM has been shown to provide positive patient outcomes when applied to open wounds, closed surgical incisions and skin grafts. The PICOTM system is canister-free which means the pump is small enough to fit in the palm of your hand. The PICOTM pump generates an effective negative pressure of -80mmHg5 and provides therapy for up to 7 days. Provided together as a convenient all-in-one-system, canister-free PICOTM supports patients in maintaining their daily activities. Patients may be safely discharged with PICOTM in place, the size and simplicity gives confidence that they can manage the system at home.

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