Following Karl Storz’s recall of urological endoscopes, the agency wants to make sure that healthcare providers have seen the company’s urgent labeling update involving sterilization methods.
Reusable medical devices have many notable advantages. However, they’re not appropriate in all cases. This article discusses some factors designers should consider to make their products as profitable and useful as possible.
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed hospital processes and made people more aware of the need to thoroughly sterilize medical instruments between patients. This article discusses some of the changes that may occur due to lessons learned throughout the global health emergency.
When a company does not take action to become more environmentally responsible, it risks losing access to global markets.
The pace of innovation in the ICU is orders of magnitude slower than that of the cath lab and OR, and the COVID-19 crisis has pushed, tested, and exposed ICUs for lacking state-of-the-art technology and resources.
The hope is that healthcare workers would be able to reuse masks for a longer period of time.
Advanced Sterilization Products received an EUA for the STERRAD Sterilization Cycles.
From artificial intelligence to autonomous sterilization robots to drones, emerging technologies are playing a strong role in combating COVID-19.
During an outbreak, it is critical to treat reusable medical devices as potential sources of transmission.
2020 should be a pivotal year in which the microcosm of medical devices moves out of the shadows and joins the mainstream healthcare conversation.