January 2020 Product Picks

Dec. 17, 2019
Bleeding sealant

Ethicon, part of Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies, launched VISTASEAL Fibrin Sealant (Human) to help surgeons manage bleeding during surgery. The sealant contains a combination of fibrinogen and thrombin, clotting proteins found in human plasma. When applied to the bleeding site, it forms a rapid, durable clot and is demonstrated to sustain hemostasis (stoppage of bleeding), even in high-risk patients. It comes in pre-filled syringes and is the first of its kind exclusively designed to be sprayed without gas in open and minimally invasive procedures. Its dual applicator tip is malleable enabling access to difficult anatomy.


Foaming hand sanitizer

SC Johnson Professional's Alcare Extra Foaming Hand Sanitizer eliminates up to 99.9999 percent of over 55 species of microorganisms, including MDROs, yeast and fungi in 15 seconds. The sanitizer is tested and proven to be effective against enveloped and non-enveloped viruses and mycobacteria within 30 seconds. Its moisturizing formula is fragrance- and dye-free minimizing allergic reactions, prevents skin dryness and leaves hands smooth, refreshed and free of residue and stickiness. It comes in 1-liter wall mounted, touchless and manual dispensers, along with 400-ml point-of-use countertop bottles and a 47-ml personal size.

SC Johnson

HD duodenoscope  

PENTAX Medical announced the U.S. launch of its ​DEC HD Duodenoscope for imaging during endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography procedures. The duodenoscope features a lightweight, ergonomic control body and multiple disposable components, including the sterile distal cap and elevator lever, for unit reprocessing. Its design aligns with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) guidance on reducing endoscope reprocessing. It allows physicians to simply and safely dispose of the elevator, the component most vulnerable to enteric bacteria, and helps to reduce the risk of bioburden remaining on conventional elevator components after reprocessing. 

PENTAX Medical

 Chemo PPE kit

Haylard, a member of Owens & Minor family, introduced HAYLARD CHEMO GEAR kits for administration and spills. The new bundles provide access to personal protective equipment (PPE) designed and validated to protect healthcare workers from cytotoxic chemotherapy drugs. The kits include a situation-specific mix of PPE, cleanup and disposal components required to comply with the new USP General Chapter <800> guidelines while minimizing potential for clinician and patient exposure. Items may include a gown, nitrile exam gloves, respirator, surgical mask, face shield, headwear and footwear.

Halyard Health