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 LightStrike™ Germ-Zapping Robots™

Disinfection technology has taken a leap forward with Xenex LightStrike™ Germ-Zapping Robots™. Providing safe and efficient OR disinfection via intense pulsed xenon UV light, LightStrike robots are utilized for terminal cleans, yet fast enough for between case cleaning too. A recent study conducted at MD Anderson Cancer Center found that a 2-minute cycle of pulsed xenon UV eliminated 72% more pathogens on high-touch surface areas in the OR than manual cleaning alone. Proven effective in 9 HAI reduction studies, LightStrike robots are the only UV disinfection technology credited by hospitals in peer-reviewed, published studies for helping them reduce their SSI rates by 46-100%.

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