Jackson, MI (PRWEB) June 26, 2012
Midbrook Medical, a Michigan based bioclean design and manufacturing company specializing in new and innovative cleaning technology, announced today that it received an Innovative Technology Award from Novation for its Tempest Bio-Burden Removal Washer.
“As surgical techniques have improved for better patient outcomes, surgical instrumentation used in those surgical techniques is becoming more complex. Unfortunately, the ability to clean surgical instrumentation has not changed in decades. Not only are clinicians using cleaning technology developed in the ‘50s, hospital personnel are now told to use handheld brushes to clean these complex new surgical instruments. Surgical instrumentation design is moving forward at a rapid pace, but the recommended methods to clean these instruments is moving backwards,” stated Dr. David Hickson, President of Midbrook Medical. “In this age where information is doubling every 11 hours, smart phones have become the norm and robots are being used to perform surgeries, healthcare professionals are told to use technology developed in 1938 – the nylon bristle brush to clean complex surgical instruments. The team at Midbrook Medical are committed to changing how healthcare cleans their instrumentation.”
Midbrook’s Tempest Bio-Burden Removal Washer has proven to effectively clean laparoscopic and cannulated surgical instruments 400% better than AAMI Standards. This fully automated bioburden removal system is designed for minimally invasive surgical instruments with long, narrow difficult to clean lumens. It combines multiple mechanical and chemical actions, traditionally used across non-healthcare related industries, to clean these most difficult surgical instruments. John Hopkins University has stated: “Without thorough cleaning, which removes any organic matter remaining on or within surgical instruments that could protect microorganisms during the sterilization process, sterilization cannot be assured, even with longer sterilization times”.
Dr. Hickson stated: “Midbrook Medical is very pleased to have been awarded this opportunity to work with Novation and the membership they serve. Novation understands how this new technology will help the membership they serve improve patient outcomes and change how healthcare cleans surgical instrumentation.”
About Midbrook Medical:
Midbrook Medical is a wholly owned subsidiary of Midbrook, Inc., a Michigan based manufacturer of industrial washers for the Aerospace, Automobile and Water Bottling Industries worldwide. Using technology developed for the Aerospace and Bottling industries, Midbrook Medical is changing how healthcare cleans surgical instrumentation.
About Novation: Novation is the leading health care supply contracting company for the more than 65,000 members of VHA Inc. and UHC, two national health care alliances, and Provista, LLC. Novation provides alliance members with sourcing services, as well as information and data services. Based in Irving, Texas, Novation develops and manages competitive contracts with more than 600 suppliers. VHA, UHC, and Provista members used Novation contracts to purchase more than $40 billion in 2011. For more information on how to become a product supplier, visit http://www.novationco.com and follow @NovationNews.
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