Invisian Medical Receives Innovative Technology Contract from Vizient for Minne Ties® Agile MMF

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Designation recognizes products that bring improvements to the health care industry; Invisian Medical awarded Innovative Technology group purchasing contract by Vizient to offer patent-pending Minne Ties fixation technology for jaw fractures and other jaw-related surgeries to its members

Invisian Medical today announced its Minne Ties® Agile MMF product line has received a 2019 Innovative Technology contract from Vizient, Inc.

As a Vizient supplier, our goal is to ensure Vizient members have access to enhanced savings and the clinical and economic benefits of the Minne Ties technology that improve the quality, safety and efficiency of patient care.

Invisian Medical today announced its Minne Ties® Agile MMF product line—a patent pending technology for jaw fixation related to fractures and other jaw surgeries—has received a 2019 Innovative Technology contract from Vizient, Inc., the largest member-driven health care performance improvement company in the country. The contract offers Vizient’s members enhanced savings on the purchase of Minne Ties.

The Innovative Technology contract for Minne Ties was based on the recommendations of health care experts serving on a member-led council who interacted with the product shown at the Vizient Innovative Technology Exchange held on April 4, 2019. The council determined Minnie Ties has the potential to enhance clinical care, patient safety, health care worker safety or improve business operations of health care organizations.

Invented by surgeon Dr. Alan Johnson, Minne Ties Agile MMF offers a new, cost-effective method to rapidly, simply and safely achieve maxillomandibular fixation (MMF), which is required for treatment of jaw fractures and other jaw-related surgeries.

“We are thrilled Minne Ties has earned a Vizient Innovative Technology contract,” said Jan Creidenberg, President and CEO of Invisian Medical. “As a Vizient supplier, our goal is to ensure Vizient members have access to enhanced savings and the clinical and economic benefits of the Minne Ties technology that improve the quality, safety and efficiency of patient care.”

Unlike other MMF methods, Minne Ties is non-invasive and eliminates sharp wires and screws that can injure surgeons and damage patients’ gums, tooth roots and mouth. Minne Ties significantly reduce surgeon and operating room time, offer flexibility to apply in or outside the O.R., and take less space in the mouth for better access, visibility and tangle-free suturing.

“Our use of Minne Ties saves significant time and eliminates sharp wires traditionally used in MMF, which reduces the risk of injury for both patients and surgeons,” said Clint Humphrey, MD, FACS, who has adopted Minne Ties for MMF procedures at the University of Kansas Medical Center.

“The Vizient Innovative Technology Exchange offers suppliers the opportunity to demonstrate their products and gain direct feedback from hundreds of hospital experts who attend the annual event. Congratulations to Invisian on receiving this status, based on the recommendation of the member council,” said Debbie Archer, director of procurement and Vizient Innovative Technology Program leader.

Vizient represents a diverse membership base that includes academic medical centers, pediatric facilities, community hospitals, integrated health delivery networks and non-acute health care providers and represents approximately $100 billion in annual purchasing volume. Through its Innovative Technology Program, Vizient works with member-led councils and task forces to review potentially innovative products. If it is determined that a product is innovative, Vizient may award a contract outside of the competitive bid cycle.

ABOUT MINNE TIES
Invented by a surgeon, Minne Ties® Agile MMF is an innovative, patent pending technology that rapidly, simply and safely achieves maxillomandibular fixation (MMF). Minne Ties is changing MMF standards with a cost-effective solution that improves both the patient and surgeon experience. Minne Ties was
recognized with a Medical Design Excellence Award in 2018. Made in the U.S., Minne Ties is manufactured for Invisian Medical, a medical technology company headquartered in Kansas City, that is dedicated to improving the quality, safety and efficiency of patient care through innovation. For more, visit http://www.minneties.com.

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