por Sean Ruck
, Contributing Editor | January 15, 2015
From the January 2015 issue of HealthCare Business News magazine
NovaGuard SA safety system
West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. has received 510(k) clearance for their NovaGuard SA (Staked-needle Automatic) safety system. The safety system helps reduce the risk of needlestick injuries by shielding the exposed needle of a prefilled syringe after use.
Injectable drug delivery systems that incorporate a safety mechanism can significantly reduce the risk of accidental needlestick injuries. The NovaGuard SA safety system helps protect patients and health care workers by shielding a syringe’s exposed needle once activated. The NovaGuard SA safety system is suitable for prefilled ISO standard glass syringes and provides a tamper-evident needle shield feature and a safety mechanism which helps to prevent preactivation of the system.
Pure Station FlexiPump independent flushing system
Numed, a well established company in business since 1975 provides a wide range of service options including time & material service, PM only contracts, full service contracts, labor only contracts & system relocation. Call 800 96 Numed for more info.
PURE PROCESSING LLC, has developed a highly versatile new flushing device for use when pre-cleaning reusable instruments with lumens and channels.
The FlexiPump system can be installed on a counter, on a wall or in a sink, and can be used with or without the Pure Station Medical Devices Pre-Cleaning System. It can be used to augment existing pumps, and up to three devices/ lumens can be flushed at one time through each FlexiPump unit. The system has been tested and validated for use with a wide variety of reusable lumened devices, including rigid and flexible endoscopic, minimally invasive surgical, ocular and robotic instruments, and suction tips. The FlexiPump system connects to most devices without luer locks, and its pressure relief feature helps protect scopes during flushing.
Physical assessment products with integrated LED lamps
Welch Allyn now offers its most popular otoscope and ophthalmoscope instruments, diagnostic sets and wall systems with an integrated light emitting diode (LED) lamp.