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This month's round-up of new products includes CIVCO patient drapes, MediSafe Projects' medication alert app, a direct purchase program for Zoladex, and GAMMEX non-latex-sensitive surgical gloves.
Patient drapes allow access while protecting against infection
Coralville, IA-CIVCO Medical Solutions’ sterile interventional patient drapes allow complete access to the area of interest while protecting both patient and clinician from infectious bodily fluid. Available in multiple sizes and design variations, these patient drapes are ideal for peripherally inserted central catheter lines, ports, computed tomography biopsies, ultrasound biopsies, needle localizations, cyst aspirations, and other interventional procedures, according to the company.
For more information, visit www.civco.com.Mobile health app provides medication reminder alerts
Haifa, Israel-The MediSafe Project mobile health application not only reminds users when it’s time to take their medicine, but it also sends alerts to family, friends, and caretakers when a patient misses a dose.
The app is FDA drug database compatible and includes prescription refill alerts and privacy protections. It is available for free download in Google Play and the iTunes App Store.
For more information, visit www.MediSafeProject.com.
Direct purchase program launched for prostate cancer treatment
Wilmington, DE-AstraZeneca recently launched the goserelin acetate implant (Zoladex) direct purchase program for physicians. The program offers physicians the opportunity to directly purchase the medication from AstraZeneca. There is no qualification process; physicians who wish to participate sign a contract once and have unlimited access to the program, with no need for re-enrollment, according to AstraZeneca.
For more information, visit www.ZOLADEXdirect.com.
Surgical glove provides sensitivity,protects against type I/IV allergies
Iselin, NJ-Ansell’s GAMMEX non-latex-sensitive surgical glove uses the company’s SENSOPRENE formulation to deliver unprecedented sensitivity and comfort for health care workers, resulting in a glove that is up to 30% thinner than other brands, according to Ansell. The glove’s strength, resistance, dexterity, and grip are consistent with all Ansell surgical gloves, the company says. The GAMMEX non-latex-sensitive surgical glove protects patients and health care workers against both type I (latex) and type IV (chemical) allergies.
For more information, visit www.ansell.com.