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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).

oneSOURCE Creates Free Resource Page with Up-to-Date COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Today, oneSOURCE, an RLDatix company and leading healthcare management solution, announced a new COVID-19 vaccine resource page to assist healthcare professionals during the initial administration phases of the vaccine.

STERIS to Acquire Cantel Medical

STERIS plc and Cantel Medical Corp. announced that STERIS has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Cantel, through a U.S. subsidiary. Cantel is a global provider of infection prevention products and services primarily to endoscopy and dental Customers.

Statement: The Joint Commission Suspends Surveys

The Joint Commission released a statement on March 16 that it will not be conducting surveys.

“In light of President Trump’s declaration of a national emergency regarding the COVID-19 virus and to assure we are not interfering with the work you are doing to prepare and care for your patients during this pandemic, The Joint Commission is suspending all regular surveying beginning Monday, March 16, 2020. In some cases, there may be a small number of surveys that will need to continue, such as high-risk situations. We will provide more details soon on what surveys are proceeding,” according to the statement signed by Mark Pelletier, RN, MS, Chief Operating Officer/Chief Nursing Executive, Accreditation and Certification Operations, The Joint Commission.

“At this time, we do not have an anticipated restart date. All postponed survey events will occur once we resume operations. If any organizations go past their accreditation due date, accreditation will be extended without disruption to their accreditation status. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has assured us that Medicare payment status also will not be affected,” the statement continues. “We know this is a very difficult time for all health care providers. We are here to provide expert advice and guidance. Please reach out to your account executive to assist. Thank you for the work you do every day to support safe and quality health care for all.”

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