Invuity/Yankee Alliance Agreement Sees Improved Illumination Made Widely Available

Most of our news items pertain to regulatory approval or product launch or withdrawal or financial performance. Occasionally then it is nice to see how a device we’d early espoused, is being received by its target audience. One such is Invuity®, Inc. with its advancements in access and visualization in MIS surgery. Now the company has announced an agreement with one of the U.S.’ most prominent and nationally recognized purchasing organizations, Yankee Alliance, that will see its products being made available to thousands of its members.

Background

Invuity has announced an agreement with Yankee Alliance, a nationally recognized group purchasing organizations affiliated with Premier Inc.

The agreement will provide Yankee Alliance members access to Invuity’s innovative devices, which improve surgical visualization without glare, shadows or thermal hazards, enhancing patient outcomes, safety and surgical efficiency. Invuity claims its technology enables less invasive surgical procedures that are better for, and in demand by, patients.

Invuity’s proprietary Eigr™ Illumination Technology is built into retractors, suction devices and other surgical instruments that place brilliant, cool light inside the incision, delivering unsurpassed illumination and visualization for surgeons. The devices reduce the risk of thermal damage associated with traditional fiber optic lighting and may minimize the risk of foreign bodies being left behind in the surgical cavity. Better visualization within the surgical cavity enables surgeons to quickly identify tissue planes, critical structures and sources of bleeding, thus improving outcomes and reducing operating room time. Invuity’s devices also minimize the need for lighting adjustments from overhead lighting or headlamps, improving surgical workflow, and reducing surgeon fatigue and discomfort.

The contract, effective June 1, 2014, enables Invuity to offer its technology to a wide array of healthcare organizations across the country that Yankee Alliance counts among its member pool.

Company comments

for Yankee Alliance

“We are excited to bring Invuity’s industry-leading Eigr Illumination Technology to our members. This innovative technology for many less invasive surgeries can improve safety and operating room efficiencies while reducing costs across a range of procedures,” said Yankee Alliance Vice President Craig Shoukimas.

for Invuity

“Invuity is proud to partner with Yankee Alliance as one of the leading GPOs in the country. We look forward to expanding our reach to their many member facilities and surgeons in order to further enhance the way they perform surgery today,” said Invuity Chief Executive Officer Philip Sawyer.

Source: Invuity®, Inc.

 

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