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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.

Olympus Supports Safety Actions Regarding Surgical Smoke

Olympus has announced its support of The Joint Commission’s recommended safety actions for managing the hazards of exposure to surgical smoke for health care staff in operating rooms.

Exofin Fusion Redesign Receives FDA Approval

Chemence Medical, a leader in medical cyanoacrylate devices and products, announced the U.S. Federal Drug Administration’s (FDA) 510(k) approval of the company’s redesigned exofin fusion skin closure system.

Steris PATHOGON

The PAThOGON UV Disinfection System is an automated, mobile system that uses germicidal ultraviolet light to reduce or kill pathogens on environmental surfaces.

“In today’s healthcare reform landscape, leaders seek solutions that will help them achieve and maintain high performance environments,” said Jim Dacek, senior market development manager at STERIS. “Microbial contamination of environmental surfaces can be an obstacle to safety, productivity and efficiency because it is a potential source of added illness, delay and cost. What you can’t see can indeed hurt you, in many ways.”

The PAThOGON system has been shown to kill organisms such as Clostridium difficile, MRSA, VRE, Acinetobacter baumannii, Klebsiella pneumoniae and others. The automated cycle times range from four to 25 minutes. The process produces no ozone or secondary contaminants, and rooms can be re-occupied immediately after treatment.

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