RECENT PRODUCT NEWS
Brandon Medical has launched a range of ‘smart, digital solutions’ for embedding in medical and electrical devices to allow automated testing and data collection, to ‘support and empower engineers to mitigate major electrical risks’. Once embedded, the ‘digital solutions’ can be read by engineers via Brandon’s Medicontrol Intelligent Theatre Control Panels, a building energy management system, or stored ‘in a cloud’. The i2i digital solutions were developed by the company’s R&D team in Leeds. Mobile device applications have been designed to give engineers immediate access to readings.
A ‘badly needed’ refurbishment of the communal area at Shooting Star Children’s Hospices’ Shooting Star House hospice in Hampton has seen Zip Water UK supply one of its Zip HydroTap Arcs to provide filtered boiling and chilled water instantly. The drinking water systems manufacturer was asked to supply the Hydro Tap by design and fit-out specialist Area, which undertook the ‘refurb’ of the ‘tired and dated’ communal area.
Brandon Medical, the designer and manufacturer of advanced technology for operating theatres and critical care areas, says it can now offer a range of service and maintenance packages ‘for the majority of installed equipment to be found in any operating theatre or other hospital department environment’.
Abloy UK says it has launched ‘the world’s first intelligent motor locks’ – the EL495 and EL595.
Zumtobel Lighting and the Thorn Lighting brand have supplied the lighting for the new Durham DTC (Durham Treatment Centre), a purpose-built facility ‘designed with patient experience in mind’. The two companies have supplied ‘a huge variety of fittings’ to illuminate all areas of the 2,500 m2 facility, which is located just outside (Durham) city centre, and where thousands of patients across Durham and the surrounding areas can their specialist care locally at a new diagnostic and treatment centre described by City Hospitals Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust as ‘state-of-the-art’.
Tandrup, the manufacturer of the T-Safe filter shower, says it is ‘set to introduce further innovation to the realm of shower head and hose compliance in the healthcare sector’, with the launch of T-Safe Shower Management. The ‘innovative service solution’ will, the company explains, combine the ‘next generation’ T-Safe CL Hygiene Shower, with a ‘collection, clean, and return’ service delivered via Water Environmental Treatment (W.E.T). Tandrup said: “The CL Hygiene Shower features Biomaster antimicrobial silver additive technology and colour coding in a robust, modern design that helps improve patient safety and infection control between cyclical PPM.”
Pressure tank and water treatment product specialist, Global Water Solutions, says it can offer a simple way to eliminate the threat of Legionella proliferation posed by expansion tanks in hospital plant rooms being connected to hot water cylinders or booster sets by simple ‘T’ fittings, which can result in deadlegs.
Following the launch of an ‘app’ for PC and Android last year, designer and manufacturer of personal alarm systems, Pinpoint, has launched a new Pinpoint Mobile Alert application for iPhone and iPad mobile devices running on the iOS operating system. “By adding the app for iOS devices, we are enabling our customers to interact with the Pinpoint Personal Alarm in a way that suits them best”, says Allan Aikman, senior design engineer. “Operations and IT managers can now choose either iOS-based devices using the new app, or select mobile devices that use the existing app for Android. Where BYOD (bring your own device) is permitted, users can now interact with the Pinpoint system on their own phone, as well as existing iPads they have with them every day, rather than having to carry additional mobile devices.”
Olympus says that in combination its new nCare – ‘an easy-to-use, reliable, and secure networked medical recorder’ , and VaultStream – ‘a cutting-edge medical content management solution’, make up an efficient system for storing, accessing, and sharing recorded procedures, and thus support the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (2016/679). The ‘hospital-wide documentation solution’ is described as ‘secure, intuitive, and accessible anywhere’. Olympus said: “The nCare medical recorder and VaultStream medical content management system support efficient clinical workflows, and safeguard recorded images and videos, while providing flexibility in various healthcare environments.”
Forbo Flooring Systems says its re-launched Marmoleum Marbled collection was ‘inspired by the breath-taking colours and textures found within natural landscapes’. The company added: “With an independent Environmental Product Declaration confirming carbon neutral status in the production phase, Marmoleum (2.5 mm) also helps to minimise the embodied carbon of a building – with this latest collection designed to help users feel at one with nature.
Clearwater Technology has launched HC Rapid25, an on-site Legionella testing device that its says will detect Legionella ‘in just 25 minutes, instead of the current period – typically 10-12 days’.
Mauser Packaging Solutions has launched what it says is the market’s first medical waste container made of 100% recycled plastics generated from post-consumer packaging waste. The company said: “The new WIVA Infinity Container combines the superior protection and handling of specific healthcare risk waste with the environmental benefits of using recycled plastic resin. Users in hospitals, clinics, laboratories, medical practices, nursing homes, and pharmacies can expect a 50 per cent lower CO2 footprint with the new containers than with those made of virgin plastic material.”
A Foundation Trust is preparing for winter pressures with the addition of a mobile theatre unit which will help it increase its operational capacity by an estimated 120 procedures a month.