June – In response to the rising demand for affordable hernia repair devices, Applied Medical is proud to introduce the Kii Dissecting Balloon access system for use in creating the surgical working space during totally extraperitoneal (TEP) surgery. Available in both round and oval configurations, the new devices provide a cost-beneficial alternative for surgeons focused on delivering the highest quality care to their patients for treatment of inguinal hernias.
March – A study published in the ANZ Journal of Surgery demonstrates that use of Applied Medical’s Alexis Orthopaedic protector, a medical device designed to isolate the superficial tissue layer from the surgeons’ gloves, instruments and retractors, significantly decreases the incidence of P. acnes infection in the surgical field by acting as a physical barrier.
July – New clinical evidence demonstrates the value of Applied Medical’s Alexis wound protector/retractor in pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD) procedures, also known as Whipple procedures. A study published in the Annals of Surgery showcases a 52 percent reduction in PD surgical site infection when the Alexis wound protector/retractor is used compared to cases that did not utilize a wound protector.
March – A meta-analysis study published in Surgical Endoscopy shows that wound protector use is associated with a statistically significant reduction in SSI in patients undergoing lower gastrointestinal surgery. The study further shows that there is a 63 percent decrease in SSI risk when using dual-ring wound protectors compared to using single-ring wound protectors.
October – Applied Medical, a global medical device company, has expanded its European operations with the opening of a new 20.000m2 manufacturing and R&D facility at its European headquarters in Amersfoort, Netherlands.
June – Applied Medical announces the completion of a 2.94 megawatt (DC) solar installation, consisting of rooftop arrays on eight separate buildings at its headquarters in Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif. and a local distribution center. Combined, they generate almost five million kilowatt hours of electricity annually. This latest investment in solar supports the commitment Applied Medical has made to its sustainability efforts.
March – A recent study published in the European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive Biology showed a statistically significant reduction in mothers’ surgical site infections, bleeding and postoperative pain when the Alexis O C-Section Retractor from Applied Medical was used.
September – Applied Medical is pleased to announce the release of the 14cm Alexis Contained Extraction System. The new Alexis CES features a smaller bag with a 3400mL volume and 14cm ring diameter. The 14cm Alexis CES joins the larger 17cm/6500mL bag to expand the Alexis CES product line. Over the past year, this innovation has enabled minimally invasive procedures worldwide by creating a contained environment for manual tissue extraction.
July - …Another problem is the failure of many manufacturers to invest in their own training, with many employers preferring to rely on government-funded programs such as those at community colleges. Applied Medical Resources, which offers a highly selective, four-year apprenticeship, is a stand-out exception.
November - Over 150 gynecologic surgeons attended Applied Medical’s symposium, Mastering Manual Morcellation, at the 2015 AAGL Global Congress on Minimally Invasive Gynecology. A panel of experts presented on morcellation and supported attendees during an interactive workshop on techniques for contained extraction.