June - On June 30th, Applied Medical hosted the clinical symposium Transanal TME: A New Era in Rectal Cancer Surgery at the Tripartite Colorectal Meeting in Birmingham, UK. Over 300 colorectal surgeons attended this event to learn about transanal total mesorectal excision (taTME), an exciting new approach to rectal cancer surgery. A global panel of experts presented on the history of taTME, global results, technical tips for taTME, and standardization of rectal cancer care pathways. Click here to view the presentations from this symposium!
May - Applied Medical hosted Reducing SSI: Take Action with Evidence, the sixth of the Symposium Series, with nearly 70 attending. Featured presentations on SSI bundle development and implementation are now available!
November - Applied Medical launches the latest GelPOINT Path Transanal Access Platform, which features a new access channel to accommodate a wider variety of patient anatomies. In addition, the GelSeal cap and introducer have been enhanced to increase versatility.
September - On September 25th, Applied Medical hosted The Future of Transanal Surgery: TAMIS and Beyond, a clinical symposium and hands-on workshop, at the European Society of Coloproctology (ESCP) in Belgrade, Serbia. Nearly 250 colorectal surgeons attended to learn about evolving techniques in transanal surgery, including TAMIS and transanal total mesorectal excision (taTME). Following the didactic session, attendees participated in a hands-on TAMIS workshop utilizing the GelPOINT path transanal access platform. Click here to view the presentations from this event!
July - On a factory floor in Rancho Santa Margarita, Todd Egan's machine cuts through steel with measurements as precise as one-fortieth the width of a human hair. "I'm proud of my job," says Egan, who makes molds for surgical devices at Applied Medical Resources, a fast-growing firm. "Our components save lives around the world."
June - Applied Medical hosted Reducing SSI: Take Action with Evidence, the fourth of the Symposium Series, with over 150 attending. A panel of healthcare professionals discussed how a successful infection prevention program involves a multidisciplinary, collaborative team committed to evidence-based interventions. Speakers presented a thorough review of SSI bundles and discussed the successes of bundle development and implementation at their facilities. Materials from this Symposium Series, including study summaries and presentations, are available at www.stopwoundinfection.com.
February - Applied Medical launches the GelPOINT Mini Advanced Access Platform, a line extension of the GelPOINT product family. The reduced platform design enables a wider spectrum of single site procedures, enhancing cosmetic results and potentially reducing post operative pain.
January - Applied Medical introduces the Alexis orthopaedic protector, which provides 360° of atraumatic retraction and soft tissue protection. The Alexis protector enables optimal exposure and access to the musculoskeletal system. Designed with a durable sheath, the Alexis protector protects skin, muscles and nerves against damage caused by contact with sharp instrumentation and bone debris. Simple, yet innovative, the Alexis protector offers ultimate versatility for a wide range of procedures.