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Thermedx gets 510K clearance for fluid warming system

Thermedx, a maker of “smart” surgical irrigation products, has received 510(k) clearance from the Food and Drug Administration for a fluid warming product that it says could help reduce risk of hypothermia. Physicians traditionally use cold surgical irrigation fluids in both inpatient and outpatient procedures, but Thermedx says the chilling liquids can triple the risk of surgical site infections and other such complications that can extend a patient’s hospital stay. By warming the fluids used to flush out wounds in surgery, for instance, the company’s new surgical irrigation device can help lower patient costs – and also improve the pace of wound healing.

Last modified on Wednesday, 02 July 2014 19:45