Infection Control Today - 08/2004: Product Locator

August 1, 2004

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