Finalist in MDEA Awards 2018
CleanCision Selected as Finalist in 2018 Medical Design Excellence Awards
Advanced active cleansing system is first in a new class of technology designed to clear the pervasive sources of surgical site infection in patients undergoing abdominal surgery
SAN CARLOS, CA, May 2, 2018 /PR Newswire/– Prescient Surgical announced that its first-in-class CleanCisionTM system, an advanced active cleansing technology system used during surgery to fight and defend against the sources of surgical site infection, is now a finalist in the 2018 Medical Design Excellence Awards (MDEA) Competition, the premier awards program for the medical technology industry. Winners will be announced on June 12, 2018, at the conference in New York.
The CleanCisionTM System
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 invisible threat. Surgical technologies have not evolved to adequately eliminate pervasive intraoperative contamination, leaving patients vulnerable to infection. The rate of SSI can be as high as 15 to 30 percent in certain high-risk, clean-contaminated, and contaminated procedures such as colorectal surgery.1
Developed and designed collaboratively with surgeons and infection control experts, CleanCision continuously clears harmful bacteria from surgical incisions by combining wound protection and irrigation into an intuitive and easy-to-use retraction system. Unlike traditional methods, which cannot continuously and consistently clear contamination from the surgical site, CleanCision has been shown to reverse and reduce these pervasive sources of infection, clearing harmful bacteria throughout surgery when the threat of wound contamination is at its highest.2
“It’s exciting to be honored as a finalist in this prestigious competition,” said Jonathan Coe, president and CEO, Prescient Surgical. “We share this honor with the surgeons, clinicians, and infection control experts who tirelessly dedicate themselves to the drive to achieving zero surgical site infections in their hospitals.”
About Prescient Surgical
Based in San Carlos, Calif., Prescient Surgical, Inc. is a medical device innovator that makes advanced tools and technologies to fight and defend against the sources of surgical site infection.
1 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.
2 Papaconstantinou, H.T., Ricciardi, R., Margolin, D.A. et al. (2018) ‘A Novel Wound Retractor Combining Continuous Irrigation and Barrier Protection Reduces Incisional Contamination in Colorectal Surgery’, World J Surg (Published online March 9, 2018) DOI: 10.1007/s00268-018-4568-z.