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Category: Infection Control
Product description and innovation synopsis:
The Skytron Flex is the largest capacity sonic irrigator washer disinfector on the market. American Made, 3-in-1 cleaning technology provides pre-soaking, sonication/flushing and thermal rinse to the hardest-to-clean reusable devices. The unique Ozonated water final rinse provides an additional level of cleaning. Easily clean cannulated, non-cannulated, robotic, orthopedic, and other surgical instruments in less than 35 minutes, including thermal rinse. The Flex’s large, open, one level basin accommodates all current instrument trays and baskets, saving time and money. It has received third party validation for all generations of da Vinci endowrists and other instrumentation.
What sets this product apart from others available in the industry?
The Skytron Flex is capable of reprocessing up to 125 pounds of instruments, irrigating 24 of them, the largest throughput available. With the 24 irrigation ports located inside the basin, there’s no need to purchase and store specialty baskets. The Flex can reprocess da Vinci and Orthopedic instruments simultaneously. The reprocessing time is less than 35 minutes and that includes filling, draining and thermal rinse. The Ozonated water final rinse gives an added level of cleanliness, destroying viruses and bacteria while cooling down the instruments making them safe to handle. The Skytron Flex includes onsite staff and BioMed training.
How does this product benefit the surgical team and aid in better outcomes?
The Skytron Flex has the highest throughput than any other unit out in the market and in less time. With thermal and Ozonated water final rinse, the Flex processes makes the surgical instruments safe to handle. The Flex is third party validated for all generations of da Vinci and other lumened, non-cannulated instruments. The open basin design allows you to reprocess up to 5 of your current trays or baskets saving space and money, no need to purchase special baskets. This design allows you to reprocess da Vinci instruments and orthopedics at the same time.