BioDrain Medical, Inc. the manufacturer of the FDA-cleared Streamway System for automated surgical fluid disposal, announced today that it has completed the installation of its patented Streamway System in a large Minnesota Hospital. The hospital has now completed several procedures utilizing the Streamway System and the clinical benefits, user friendliness and efficiency aspects of the System have already been acknowledged.
The Streamway System received FDA clearance in April of 2009 and has since been run in over 100 live operations as part of the Company's product launch phase. As the system has been increasingly tested and used by various healthcare facilities, it has proven to offer a more effective and economical means for safely disposing potentially infectious fluids in operating rooms.
"Due to the rapidly increasing market need for enhanced safety and compliance to Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards in the operating room, more and more hospitals are now leaning towards our innovative solutions to efficiently update their facilities," says Kevin Davidson, president of BioDrain Medical. "We are extremely excited about the installation in this Minnesota hospital and look forward to additional opportunities that may develop from this and other new relationships."
BioDrain Medical, Inc. has a fully automated, patented, FDA cleared, surgical fluid management system that virtually eliminates operating room workers' exposure to blood, irrigation fluid and the related bacteria and viruses that are potentially found in the surgical environment. Today's manual surgical fluid handling methods of hand-carrying filled surgical fluid canisters and emptying these canisters is an exposure risk and an antiquated approach to the handling of surgical fluid waste. BioDrain's Streamway system fully automates the collection, measurement and disposal of surgical fluids resulting in reducing overhead costs to hospitals and surgical centers, improving the Occupational State and Health Association (OSHA) and other regulatory compliance, and improving the efficiency of the operating room (and thereby making surgeries more profitable).
BioDrain's Streamway System is eco-friendly as it contributes to cleaning up the environment. Currently, approximately 50 million bloody, potentially disease infected, canisters go to landfills annually in the United States. These tainted canisters can remain in landfills for years to come. With the installation of BioDrain's Streamway system, the number of canisters can be significantly reduced.Â