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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.

Xenex: Germ-Zapping Robot

Xenex’s portable UV room disinfection system uses pulsed xenon ultraviolet light to quickly destroy the viruses, bacteria, mold, fungus and bacterial spores that cause healthcare-associated infections (HAIs). Not all UV is the same. Xenex is the only company that uses xenon to create UV light – all other UV systems use toxic mercury. As a result, Xenex’s Germ-Zapping Robots produce the only full spectrum UV disinfection that can kill C. diff spores in 5 minutes. The efficacy of the Xenex device has been published in peer-reviewed journals and many healthcare facilities in the U.S. credit it for reductions in their C. diff and MRSA infection rates.

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