Nihon Kohden Launches Life Scope SVM-7200 Series

Nihon Kohden has announced the launch of its Life Scope SVM-7200 Series vital signs monitor, a monitor designed for outpatient facilities and beds that traditionally are not continuously monitored. The monitor allows health care practitioners to quickly and easily...

New PhantomMSK Trauma Application Receives FDA 510(K) Clearance

OrthoGrid Systems, Inc., a global medtech leader in alignment technology for orthopedic surgery, announces today that its newest application, PhantomMSK Trauma, has received 510(K) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). OrthoGrid Systems’...

AAAHC Offers Transition Resources for Organizations Seeking A New Accreditation Provider

Transitioning to a new accrediting organization can be challenging, with much to consider when making a selection. The Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) has developed tools and programs to help ambulatory health care organizations better...

OR Today, 3M Healthcare Webinar Delivers ‘Great Content’

Kimberly Prinsen, RN, MSN, technical service specialist in the medical solutions division of 3M, explained basic considerations to surgical wound management and how looking deeper than the surface of the skin can protect the patient from complications.

Vascular Solutions Marks 10,000 Reprocessed Closurefast Catheters

Vascular Solutions, Inc. has reprocessed more than 10,000 ClosureFAST vein ablation catheters through its reprocessing partner, Northeast Scientific, Inc. (NES). Vascular Solutions launched the reprocessing service on January 16, 2012.

The Association of Medical Device Reprocessors (AMDR) has identified reprocessing as a “best clinical practice,” which allows “stabilization of variable device costs while reducing medical device waste.” The conclusion is based on the review of data collected over 10 years.

“Since we began offering the reprocessing service in collaboration with NES approximately 10 months ago, NES has consistently demonstrated the ability to safely and effectively reprocess the ClosureFAST catheter, and customers have been very pleased with the results,” said Howard Root, Chief Executive Officer of Vascular Solutions. “Vein clinics can elect to have their ClosureFAST catheters reprocessed up to three times each, thus saving significant costs and reducing the amount of medical waste.”

“Reprocessing has become one of the fastest-growing segments of the medical device industry, and the vast majority of U.S. hospitals are now contracting with thirdparty reprocessors for a number of singleuse medical devices because of the proven results,” Root said. “We are very pleased with the continued success of our reprocessing service for the widely-used ClosureFAST catheter.”



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