Infection Control Today - 08/2004: Product Locator

Inceptio Medical Technologies

PunctSURE is a patented, portable ultrasound device designed to help clinicians visually locate and identify veins and arteries for precise needle placement before attempting vessel cannulation. The PunctSURE system features real-time procedure monitoring and is the only vascular access imaging system to offer hands-free operation and dual-view imaging. PunctSURE provides user-friendly software interface, a large dual-image display screen and is battery and AC operated.

(801) 538-0777 ext.107 or


The IQAir® FlexVac is the only mobile air filtration system evaluated as suitable for use in SARS containment in Hong Kong hospitals. The FlexVac is positioned near the SARS patients bed and the flexible suction arm is positioned near the patients mouth to capture airborne droplets from coughing and sneezing. IQAirs independently type-tested HyperHEPA® filter removes even the smallest airborne microorganisms, including the SARS virus, with efficiency in excess of 99.5 percent.

(800) 500-4247or

Philips Medical Systems

HeartStart Disposable Sterile Internal Defibrillation Paddles are a unique addition to the market, offering real advantages over conventional reusable internal defibrillation paddles. These advantages are most beneficial to OR staff who currently must maintain and handle defibrillation paddles before and after their use; to patients, who are at risk of cross-contamination associated with any reusable, invasive surgical product; and to biomedical engineers, whose responsibilities include testing, tracking and investigating failures of reusable paddles. Switched and switchless models are available in small (2.8 centimeters), medium (4.5 centimeters) and large (6.5 centimeters).

(978) 659-6640 or

Spectral Genomics

The DiversiLab System is a standardized, kit-based platform using rep-PCR technology to accelerate the differentiation of species, subspecies and strains for bacterial and fungal pathogens. Accurate, reproducible, same-day results are available in as little as four hours. This enables quick interruption, differentiation and tracking of nosocomial infections to the source. The systems software enables users to build a proprietary database of pathogens from their own facility for tracking and comparison.

(866) 473-7727 or

Marvel Scientific, Inc.

Marvel Scientific unveils an entire line of antimicrobialcoated stainless steel appliances, refrigerators, freezers and ice machines manufactured using antimicrobial-coated stainless steel. Moisture activates the controlled release of silver ions to suppress the growth of microbes, including mold, mildew and bacteria. Six models are available, which can be built into casework or installed under lab benches.

(800) 962-2521 or


The power of CaviCide in a wipe. CaviWipes and CaviWipesXL are designed to kill TB in five minutes and HBV in three minutes. They are convenient, durable, non-woven, non-abrasive towels that will not bunch up during use. They are designed to offer superior surface contact and better fluid capacity vs. other wipes. CaviWipes and CaviWipesXL are recommended for all nonporous surfaces in the healthcare setting, such as operating rooms, surgical centers, neonatal units, medical operatories and other critical-care areas.

(800) 841-1428 or

Spectrum Surgical Instrument Corp.

Spectra-Moist was clinically developed to prevent blood from drying on surgical instruments. Fast, safe and easy to use, Spectra-Moists three-detergent formula begins the cleaning process immediately, helping to save your instruments from the harmful chloride ions found in dried-on blood. Completely different from spray-on enzymatics, Spectra-Moist has a neutral pH and has a pleasant fresh floral scent. Available in a 32 ounce spray bottle, Spectra-Moist sells for only $8.39 per bottle.

(800) 444-5644 or

Tronex Healthcare Industries

Tronex Healthcare Industries introduces AirTouch Hand Sanitizing spray. This uniquely designed hygienic hand antiseptic spray is designed to kill 99 percent of bacteria commonly associated with disease and infection, making it an ideal tool for preventing cross contamination. The Tronex brand hand sanitizer spray meets all FDA standards for healthcare personnel hand sanitizing. The addition of active emollient moisturizers helps soothe and soften hands.

(800) 833-1181 or

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