Skyline Medical Inc., formerly BioDrain Medical, producer of the FDA-approved STREAMWAY System for automated, direct-to-drain surgical fluid disposal, formally introduced its flagship system to radiologists, radiology administrators and technologists at the Radiological Society of North America Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting last month.
The company showcased its FDA-approved STREAMWAY System, which is designed to improve safety and efficiency in operating rooms, ambulatory surgical centers and other environments by safely and seamlessly managing surgical fluid waste disposal with its direct-to-drain technology. The STREAMWAY System virtually eliminates certain workers' exposure to blood, irrigation fluid and other potentially infectious fluids found in the surgical environment while dramatically decreasing costs to dispose of surgical waste. The STREAMWAY System is a stationary system designed to be installed into each surgical room that is hooked into a hospital's existing drain and vacuum system.
"Currently, radiology departments are doing Paracentesis and Thoracentesis procedures where glass evacuation bottles and plastic canisters are used for fluid collection and disposal. These procedures typically use a very high number of canisters for just one procedure," says Josh Kornberg, CEO of Skyline Medical. "Not only are these canisters and containers costly, but many RSNA attendees commented on the lack of availability and that they are looking for alternatives. Our STREAMWAY system provides Radiology Departments with a cost effective and reliable option."
Kornberg adds, "The STREAMWAY System is already an ideal solution for fluid waste management in the operating room. To add Radiology creates an additional department where the STREAMWAY system can benefit in terms of cost savings, safety to Radiology nurses and technologists and the safe direct-to-drain disposal of patient fluids.Â We are looking forward to presenting our system to all Radiology Departments who do these procedures and look forward to significantly growing sales into this space in 2014."
Source: Skyline Medical Inc.