Author Archives: Karin Lillis

Cenorin launches advanced medical device lumen drying system

Cenorin, a healthcare company offering solutions for infection control management and waste stream reduction, recently released its new Cenorin LD 100 Lumen Drying System. This adjunct to medical device drying cabinets is designed to help reprocessing departments avoid retained moisture events and speed lumen drying and turnaround.  The number of minimally invasive surgeries using endoscopic and robotic devices continues to increase ...

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Boston Scientific receives FDA clearance for single-use duodenoscope, EXALT Model D

Boston Scientific Corporation has announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance of the EXALT Model D Single-Use Duodenoscope for use in endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) procedures. The EXALT Model D Duodenoscope is an FDA-cleared single-use (disposable) duodenoscope that was granted Breakthrough Device Designation from the FDA to ensure patients and healthcare providers have timely access to this device. ...

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A self-cleaning surface that repels even the deadliest superbugs

A team of researchers at McMaster University has developed a self-cleaning surface that can repel all forms of bacteria, preventing the transfer of antibiotic-resistant superbugs and other dangerous bacteria in settings ranging from hospitals to kitchens. The new plastic surface — a treated form of conventional transparent wrap – can be shrink-wrapped onto door handles, railings, IV stands and other ...

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Antibiotic-resistant bacteria more prevalent in device-related Infections

DetailsMonday, 25 November 2019 Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) related to the use of medical devices are more likely to be antibiotic resistant than HAIs that result from surgical procedures, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) published today in Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology, the journal of the Society for Healthcare ...

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