Norgren showcases a novel disposable device
A novel single use device that is set to help make laparoscopic procedures quicker, safer and easier will be showcased on Norgren’s stand at MEDTEC UK.
During these procedures surgeons often experience visual impairment when the laparoscope’s lens window becomes obscured by condensation, blood and other body fluids. As a result the laparoscope has to be removed from the body for the lens to be cleaned before the procedure can continue. The new device, called OpClear will help avoid the need to remove the laparoscope by releasing a controlled amount of carbon dioxide to remove deposits on the lens.
OpClear is developed and supplied by Cipher Surgical. The Coventry-based company tasked Norgren with designing a complete gas control system comprising PCB, software and manifold for a control unit which, on operation of a foot switch by the surgeon, will deliver a controlled volume of pressurised carbon dioxide across the lens window, cleaning its surface. Norgren is manufacturing the manifolds for the systems at its Lichfield facility.
MEDTEC UK is being held on 23–24 May 2012 in Hall 9 of the NEC, Birmingham, UK. Norgren will be exhibiting on Stand 1702.