InstruSafe by Summit Medical, an Innovia Medical Company, introduced the new InstruSafe XL Transport Container — the first and only container of its size on the market — designed to accommodate da Vinci SP, Xi Scopes, EndoWrist and other long laparoscopic surgical instruments. The XL Transport Container extends Summit Medical’s leadership in manufacturing InstruSafe Instrument Protection Trays that are custom designed to protect virtually any surgical instrumentation from the sterile processing to the operating room.
“Transporting surgical instruments safely and effectively is difficult. As healthcare facilities continue to invest in larger, delicate, and costly robotic instruments, we recognized the need to better protect them from the O.R. to sterile processing,” said Kevin McIntosh, president of Summit Medical. “With our new XL Transport Container, InstruSafe expands its commitment to raising quality standards for how delicate, expensive surgical instrumentation is organized, sterilized, transported, and stored.”
With InstruSafe’s XL Transport Container, the cleaning process for da Vinci and other laparoscopic instruments can now start in the O.R. for more efficient and safe reprocessing and transport. The large, horizontal container features an inner gasket, lid and four silicone latches to reduce spills, and a drain to accommodate soiled liquid removal.
InstruSafe’s investment in manufacturing the XL Transport Container and its custom InstruSafe Instrument Protection Trays for leading healthcare facilities has generated exponential growth, requiring a second distribution facility in St. Paul that opened in 2019. The company’s growth was fueled by the rise of minimally invasive surgery, increasingly complex surgical instruments and an intensified focus on infection control.
Reducing instrument repair and replacement costs
InstruSafe’s products are designed to protect delicate surgical instruments from unnecessary damage. A recent study conducted at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks, ND, found that using custom InstruSafe Instrument Protection Trays for cataract surgery resulted in a 34 percent savings in instrument repair and replacement costs.
“We continue to invest in protecting our surgical instrument sets with InstruSafe because their customized trays have enabled us to keep expensive instruments — from ridged laparoscopic scopes to small delicate instrument sets — organized and safe while ensuring effective sterilization,” said Jenni Gibbs, Manager of the Central Sterile Department at Altru Health Systems. “We’ve seen a significant return on our investment across the continuum of reprocessing costs — from reduced broken and missing instruments to greater efficiencies in reprocessing.”
InstruSafe Instrument Protection Trays organize and protect virtually any surgical instrumentation set. InstruSafe collaborates with customers to design fully customized trays uniquely tailored to house specific instrument sets. InstruSafe also offers pre-configured instrument trays for procedures including:
- Camera + Scope
InstruSafe Instrument Protection Trays are designed to ensure maximum exposure to sterilant, and unlike traditional trays, InstruSafe trays have undergone rigorous testing before receiving multiple FDA 510(k) clearances for various cycles.
“Dated plastic trays of the past break down and warp while preventing optimum sterilization and protection for today’s intricate — and expensive — surgical instruments,” said Marcus Super, Director of InstruSafe Sales and Marketing. “InstruSafe’s Instrument Protection Trays — and now the new XL Transport Container — represent our ongoing commitment to collaborating with our customers to meet their distinct needs as advancements in surgical instrumentation continue to evolve.”