BD launches expanded line of Visitec single-use microsurgical
5 October 2009
BD Medical — Ophthalmic Systems, a unit of BD (Becton, Dickinson and
Company), has announced the worldwide launch of its expanded line of the
BD Visitec stainless steel single-use instruments and customised trays.
With the addition of 30 new instruments and customised trays,
healthcare facilities have the potential to increase efficiency by
eliminating the need for costly and time-consuming re-sterilisation of
“BD is pleased to expand our offering of single-use microsurgical
instruments to meet the challenges of infection transmission prevention
and help facilities around the world comply with strict safety
requirements,” said Doug Lawrence, Vice President and General Manager,
BD Medical - Ophthalmic Systems.
“This launch reflects BD’s continued commitment to developing
safety-engineered, single-use medical devices to protect patients and
healthcare workers against the threat of cross contamination and
Concerns over the transmission of infectious agents during ophthalmic
surgery have led to increased sterilisation regulations and the
recommendation of single-use instruments. The French Health Ministry has
adopted single-use instruments as the standard for infectious disease
control in surgery. Additionally, there is growing support throughout
Europe to use single-use instruments in an effort to address potential
risk of transmission of Creutzfeldt Jakob Disease.
"In today's environment of increasing safety requirements and
recommendations, single-use instruments provide a technical and
economical solution,” stated Dr. Thierry Amzallag, Ophthalmic Institute
of Somain, France. “Single-use instruments are of great significance for
the future of ophthalmic instruments."
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