Calling all SPD Departments: Might your magic number be 27?
March 4, 2019 - Healthcare Purchasing News consistently and exclusively has recognized and honored central service/sterile processing and distribution departments for 26 consecutive years. Your department could be the 27th winner, but you won’t know unless you nominate your team for HPN's 2019 CS/SPD Department of the Year award! Click here to access the article.
Censis Technologies Acquires Applied Logic
October 16, 2018 - Franklin, TN - Censis Technologies announced today that it has completed an acquisition of Applied Logic, the St. Louis based surgical tracking software company. Censis is the leader in the surgical inventory management space year after year by empowering their customers and employees to make a difference using their strong portfolio of solutions, including CensiTrac, LoanerLink, and ScopeTrac. Click here to access the article.
Case Medical Exceeds Chemical Footprint Project Requirements
September 27, 2018 - South Hackensack, NJ - Case Medical, Inc. today announced that it met and exceeded the requirements of the Chemical Footprint Project (CPF). Case Medical is a U.S. EPA Safer Choice Parnter of the Year. Case Medical was recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for outstanding achievement in the manufacture of chemistries that are safer for patients, staff, and the environment.Click here to access the article.
Altru® Health System Improves Patient Care with Expanded Use of Cutting-Edge Sterilization Technology
June 14, 2018 - Grand Forks/Myrtle Beach and Quebec, City, Canada - TSO3 Inc. (TSX: TOS) (“TSO3” or the “Company”), an innovator in sterilization technology for medical devices in healthcare settings, joins with Altru® Health System in announcing the landmark U.S. terminal sterilization of long, flexible gastrointestinal endoscopes, like the duodenoscope, using TSO3’s paradigm-shifting STERIZONE® technology. Click here to access the article.
Case Medical Receives ISO 27001 Certification
April 5, 2018 - South Hackensack, N.J. - Case Medical, an ISO 13485 certified and FDA registered medical device manufacturer of products and services for instrument processing, is proud to announce that it has been awarded the prestigious ISO 27001 Certification. A company with ISO 27001 certification means that the company's software was developed under the requirements of ISO 27001 Information Security Management System, conforms to the highest quality standards, and that its information security practices are certified to meet international standards. Click here to access the article.
New Semi-Customizable Sterilization Cassettes and Trays Help Improve Organization, Transport, Reprocessing and Clinical Use
February 13, 2018 - Brunswick, Maine. - SteriZign Precision Technologies, provider of expertly designed, clinically optimized medical device sterilization tray systems and accessories, has launched its flagship line; Optimyz™ Standard Sterilization Cassettes and Trays. This semi-customizable line is pre-evaluated for steam sterilization and for materials compatibility. It supports the goals of device manufacturers while also being compatible with the clinical and operational requirements of end users. Click here to access the article.
STERIS Receives Innovative Technology Designation from Vizient for VERIFY® All-In-One Reusable Test Pack and VERIFY® Assert™ Self-Contained Biological Indicator
January 22, 2018 - Mentor, Ohio. - STERIS announced its VERIFY All-In-One Reusable Test Pack and VERIFY Assert Self Contained Biological Indicator have each received a 2017 Innovative Technology designation from Vizient, Inc., the nation's largest member-driven health care performance improvement company. The designations are based on direct feedback from hospital experts who interacted with the VERIFY All-In-One Reusable Test Pack and VERIFY Assert Self Contained Biological Indicator at the Vizient Innovative Technology Exchange held in Denver, on September 14, 2017. Click here to access the article.
3M Submits 510(k) Application for 24-Minute Readout for Steam Sterilization Assurance
January 17, 2018 - St. Paul, Minn. - 3M announced today its submission for 510(k) clearance with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its Attest™ Super Rapid System for Steam Sterilization, which will provide biological indicator (BI) results in 24 minutes. The clearance of a faster readout time for steam will continue to enhance patient safety while increasing workflow advantages for sterilization professionals. Click here to access the article.
St. Michael's Hospital Surgical Schedule Stays on Track During Major Construction with Mobile Medical Device Reprocessing Unit from STERIS
December 11, 2017 - Toronto, Canada. - When St. Michael's Hospital began a major building and renovation project, its Medical Device Reprocessing Department (MDRD) had to move out of its longtime home in the basement so its space could be modernized to meet Canadian Standards Association requirements and improve workflow. Click here to access the article.
Belintra presents the UBeTrack™: a compact and mobile storage system that saves up to 75% of corridor space and up to 33% of the total footprint of a shelving system
August 8, 2017 - Semmerzake (BE). - Optimum and organized use of available storage room gives care institutions a great economic advantage. In 2015, with the self-developed UBeFlex®, Belintra brought out a unique storage system that can be used in both sterile and non-sterile environments. Users can now make even better use of their space with the UBeTrack™ mobile storage system. Click here to access the article.
Summit Medical and Shippert Medical unity under new brand: Innovia Medical
July 11, 2017 - St. Paul, Minn. - Shore Capital Partners is combining two medical device manufacturers under a new brand - Innovia Medical. Shore is a Chicago-based private equity firm focused exclusively on microcap health care investments and owner of the manufacturers Summit Medical and Shippert Medical. Click here to access the article.
Key Surgical and Interlock Merge to Create Leading Global Provider of Sterile Processing and Operating Room Supplies
June 6, 2017 - Minneapolis and Lensahn, Germany - Key Surgical, Inc. and Interlock Medizintechnik GmbH announced today that they have merged to create one of the world’s leading providers of sterile processing and operating room supplies. Water Street Healthcare Partners, a strategic investor focused exclusively on the health care industry, led the merger of the U.S. and European providers and invested in the newly combined company. Click here to access the article.
Case Medical Announces Latest 510k for Hydrogen Peroxide Sterilization
February 15, 2017 - South Hackensack, NJ - Staying on the cutting edge of sterilization technology, Case Medical is pleased to announce its latest 510k for hydrogen peroxide sterilization. Case Medical's SteriTite® container system and MediTray® products are compatible with TSO3 Inc's STERIZONE® VP4 sterilization system (distributed by Getinge). Click here to access the article.
Enviro Tech Independently Validates ChemDAQ's Peracetic Acid Vapor Sensor
January 20, 2017 - Pittsburgh, PA - ChemDAQ® Inc., the market leader in gas detection systems for the Healthcare and Food & Beverage Industries, announced today that Enviro Tech Chemical Services Inc., a major supplier of PAA, completed an independent validation study on their Peracetic acid vapor sensor. Click here to access the article.
Summit Medical, Inc. expands InstruSafe portfolio with new InstruSafe® Care + Maintenance Products
December 15, 2016 - St. Paul, MN - Summit Medical, Inc. increased its presence and impact in the health care industry on Wednesday, Dec. 14 with the launch of its new InstruSafe® Care + Maintenance Products. The new product line, which is an extension of the InstruSafe brand that manufactures InstruSafe® Instrument Protection Trays, offers a variety of protection, cleaning and identification solutions such as assorted tip protectors, brushes and identification tapes. Click here to access the article.
Censis Technologies Launches New Website
December, 2016 - Franklin, TN - Censis Technologies announced today that they have launched a new website, www.censis.com. . The new site is focused on providing a cleaner and more interactive experience for users. The updated site introduces a new way to learn about the solutions offered in the Censis portfolio, using multiple forms of media. Click here to access the article.
Halyard Health and Belintra Announce U.S.-Based Sterilization Packaging and Logistics Co-Marketing Agreement
July 21, 2016 - Alpharetta, GA and John's Creek, GA - Halyard Health, Inc. and Belintra today announced a co-marketing arrangement to offer sterilization packaging and logistics solutions. By combining Halyard Health's clinically-superior sterilization wrap products with Belintra's innovative storage and transport logistics flow system for wrapped surgical instrument trays, the two companies will provide effective, comprehensive solutions for fulfilling surgical instrument sterility and help to improve hospitals' clinical efficiency. Click here to access the article.
How AED is Optimizing the Supply Chain
August 5, 2016 - Since 1985, Advanced Endoscopy Devices (AED) has been focused on providing the highest quality endoscopy products and full service repair capabilities. We have also launched our comprehensive online shopping portal, Endoscopy Superstore, where you can purchase endoscopic instruments directly from the manufacturer. Click here to access the article.
Hänel Storage Systems Publishes Florida Hospital Case Study
July 19, 2016 - Pittsburgh, PA - Hänel Storage Systems, a leader in vertical storage units, is pleased to announce the publication of a new customer case study featuring Florida Hospital in Altamonte Springs, FL. The study details Florida HOspital's successful implementation of several Hänel Rotomat® vertical storage carousels. Click here to access the article.
Halyard Health Releases Consensus Statement with Leading Industry Experts
July 18, 2016 - Alpharetta, GA - Halyard Health (NYSE: HYH), a global medical technology company focused on preventing infection, eliminating pain and speeding recovery, today released "Consensus Statement on Sterility Maintenance of Sterile Packaging Systems in the Hospital Setting." Click here to access the article.
Attest™ Rapid Readout Biological Indicator System
July 1, 2016 - St. Paul, MN - 3M is excited to announce the launch of its new Attest™ Rapid Readout Biological Indicator System, which provides results for vaporized hydrogen peroxide sterilization in only four hours. This new technology will make it much easier for sterilization departments to monitor every load with a biological indicator. Click here to access the article.
Mobile UV-C Room Decontamination System Shown to Significantly Reduce Surface Contamination in Hospital Transplant Units
May 20, 2016 - Mentor, OH - STERIS Corporation (NYSE: STE) announced results of an independent 6-month study on the implementation and effectiveness of Ultraviolet-C energy for terminal room decontamination. Abhishek Deshpande, MD, PhD, principal investigator at Cleveland Clinic, presented the findings during the spring 2016 meeting of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA). Click here to access the article.
Case Medical Named EPA Safe Choice Partner of the Year
May 5, 2016 - South Hackensack, NJ - Case Medical, Inc. today announced that it is a winner of the Safe Choice Partner of the Year Awards chosen by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for this year's awards. For the second consecutive year in a row, Case Medical was recognized for outstanding achievement in the manufacture of chemicals and chemistry that are safer for patients, staff and the environment. Click here to access the article.
Key Surgical Releases Bone Reamer Cleaning Brushes
February 2016 - Key Surgical, Inc. is excited to offer cleaning brushes for flexible bone reamers. The Key Surgical bone reamer brush features a long, 31" rigid stainless steel shaft with medical-grade nylon bristles designed for effective manual cleaning of a flexible bone reamer - a notoriously challenging instrument to clean. Click here to access the article.