SOURCE: Megadyne, Inc.

Megadyne, Inc.

November 18, 2014 12:10 ET

Megadyne Awarded Innovative Technology Designation for Mega Soft® Universal Patient Return Electrode and E-Z Clean® PRECISION Blade at Novation Innovative Technology Expo

Annual Event Identifies Healthcare Products That Improve Patient Outcomes and Enhance Patient and Provider Safety

DRAPER, UT--(Marketwired - Nov 18, 2014) - Megadyne Medical Products, The Electrosurgical Authority® and full-solution electrosurgical equipment and accessory developer and manufacturer, announced that its Mega Soft® Universal Patient Return Electrode and E-Z Clean® PRECISION Blade were both awarded the coveted Innovative Technology designation by Novation at its Innovative Technology Expo on Sept. 10, 2014, at the Irving Convention Center, Irving, Texas. 

Mega Soft® Universal Patient Return Electrode is the first and only universal patient return electrode approved for use on patient sizes 350 grams and up with no maximum weight limit. The new universal design also allows the pad to be used either side up, so the peri-operative team can locate the cable to the area most convenient to the electrosurgical generator. Mega Soft is simply set on the operating room table, virtually eliminating the small disposable sticky pad that can damage the patient's skin. It can be used in a variety of surgical procedures and positions, providing a safe and easy-to-use return electrode combined with added comfort for the patient.

Megadyne's E-Z Clean® PRECISION electrodes innovative design features a smaller blade width than standard electrosurgical tips allowing for reduced power settings and increased control to maneuver in small spaces, with minimal risk of collateral tissue damage. The non-stick PTFE coating decreases eschar build-up, reducing smoke and allowing surgeons to achieve consistent cutting and coagulation. Additionally, the product can remove a potentially dangerous sharp needle from the surgical field.

The Mega Soft Universal Patient Return Electrode and E-Z Clean® PRECISION Blade was awarded the Innovative Technology designation following a review by more than 200 attendees from hospitals around the United States who serve on a Novation council or task force and participated in the Expo. These key opinion leaders indicated Megadyne's Mega Soft Universal Patient Return Electrode and E-Z Clean® PRECISION Blade offered incremental benefit over other products available on the market.

Olya Carter, RN and Senior Clinical Manager at Novation, said, "Both Mega Soft® Universal Patient Return Electrode and E-Z Clean® PRECISION Blade demonstrate Megadyne's dedication to improving safety for patients and health care providers. The Innovative Technology designation by Novation's councils and task forces acknowledges Megadyne's efforts to improve the patient experience through these two products."

"Being honored for technology innovation is especially rewarding for us as we place a significant amount of time, energy, and research and development hours into each and every product we design," said Mike Hintze, VP of Marketing for Megadyne. "Megadyne has a strong tradition of providing innovative products that improve patient safety and outcome, are easy to use, and offer superior value, and we are thrilled to be recognized for our efforts. We are especially excited that our Precision Tip Blades had one hundred percent of the voters elect it as a new technology." 

This new designation will also identify Megadyne's Mega Soft Universal Patient Return Electrode and E-Z Clean PRECISION Blades as an awarded Innovative Technology product within Novation's online contract catalog, which is accessible by the more than 100,000 members and affiliates of VHA Inc., UHC, Children's Hospital Association, and Provista served by Novation. This heightened visibility will encourage further consideration by members accessing this agreement. 

To learn more about Novation's Innovative Technology program, visit www.novationco.com/expertise/technology

About MEGADYNE
Megadyne, The Electrosurgical Authority® is an end-to-end, full-solution electrosurgical equipment and accessory developer and manufacturer. Its research and development team continues to bring to market revolutionary electrosurgical solutions to keep pace with the changing needs of healthcare professionals. Megadyne's products continue to prove their effectiveness in thousands of operating rooms throughout the world and are the driving force behind Megadyne's emergence as an innovative leader in the medical products industry. www.Megadyne.com

About Novation, Recipient of the Ethisphere Institute's Ethics Inside Certification
Novation is the nation's leading health care services company, focused on revolutionizing operational performance for more than 100,000 members and affiliates of VHA Inc., UHC, Children's Hospital Association and Provista LLC. Novation's progressive approach to cost performance, data and intelligence, and integrated advisory solutions helps health care providers envision and advance new models of cost-effective, high-quality care. Headquartered in Irving, Texas, Novation is committed to the highest standards of ethical behavior and twice has been honored with the Ethisphere Institute's coveted Ethics Inside® Certification, and has been named three years consecutively to Ethisphere's World's Most Ethical Companies list. To learn more about Novation, please visit novationco.com and follow @NovationNews on Twitter.

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