Zero tolerance for surgical site infection?
You've come to the right place.

We work with hospital leaders who refuse to accept
that surgical site infection is an inevitable outcome
in patients undergoing high risk abdominal surgery

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The Problem

SSI is a constant threat.

The rate of infection at the incision site can be as high as 15 to 30 percent1-5 in certain high-risk, clean-contaminated, and contaminated procedures such as colorectal surgery. 

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Our Answer

Targeting the Root Cause of SSI

Wound contamination is the root cause of SSI, yet after nearly a decade of national SSI focus, hospital teams still struggle to gain control over this pervasive, invisible threat. Surgical technologies have not evolved to adequately eliminate contamination, leaving patients vulnerable to infection. Our approach is CleanCision, a first-in-class, advanced technology that continuously clears harmful bacteria from the incision, combining wound protection and irrigation into an intuitive and easy-to-use retraction system that has been shown to reduce SSI risk by 61 percent. 6

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Who We Are

We are surgeons, engineers, and infection control experts dedicated to developing technology to make surgery safer.

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References

1 Tanner J, Khan D, Aplin C, Ball J, Thomas M, Bankart J. Post-discharge surveillance to identify colorectal surgical site infection rates and related costs. J Hosp Infect. 2009;72(3):243-250.

2 Watanabe A, Kohnoe S, Shimabukuro R, et al. Risk factors associated with surgical site infection in upper and lower gastrointestinal surgery. Surg Today. 2008;38(5):404-412.

3 Wick EC, Vogel JD, Church JM, Remzi F, Fazio VW. Surgical site infections in a "high outlier" institution: are colorectal surgeons to blame? Dis Colon Rectum. 2009;52(3):374-379.

4 Zywot A, Lau CSM, Stephen Fletcher H, Paul S. Bundles Prevent Surgical Site Infections After Colorectal Surgery: Meta-analysis and Systematic Review. J Gastrointest Surg. 2017.

5 Krieger BR, Davis DM, Sanchez JE, et al. The use of silver nylon in preventing surgical site infections following colon and rectal surgery. Dis Colon Rectum. 2011;54(8):1014-1019.

6 Papaconstantinou HT, Ricciardi R, Margolin DA, et al. A Novel Surgical Device Combining Continuous Intraoperative Wound Irrigation and Barrier Protection Markedly Reduces Incisional Contamination in Colorectal Surgery. Paper presented at: American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons Annual Scientific Meeting 2017; Seattle, WA.