Covalon’s MediClear™ PreOp Receives Frost & Sullivan’s 2018 North American Surgical Site Infection Prevention New Product Innovation Award
- MediClear PreOp is a novel pre-operative film drape designed to reduce the level of bacteria on a patient’s skin before a surgical procedure.
Frost & Sullivanis a global research organization that monitors more than 300 industries and 25,000 companies.
Surgical site infection (“SSI”) is one of the most common post-operative complications and the most frequently reported healthcare-associated infection. SSI occurs in 3 to 5% of the estimated 234.2 million annual surgical procedures worldwide and is fatal in about 3% of these cases.1 The product’s polyurethane barrier film acts as a protective barrier to isolate a procedural site from external contamination. Its silicone adhesive provides a rapid bactericidal and fungicidal effect against a broad spectrum of microorganisms, averaging a 99.9% reduction in microorganisms after 10 minutes and a 99.99% reduction after 30 minutes, and preventing their regrowth for up to seven days during wear. MediClear PreOp is breathable and transparent, and is available in three sizes to protect skin for common procedures, including cardio-thoracic, orthopedic, and plastic surgeries.
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“Frost & Sullivan believes that the product’s capability to maintain
antimicrobial activity equal to or better than current best practices,
in addition to the benefits of ease of use and a reduced clinical
workload, will result in further savings in terms of improved clinician
efficiency, higher staff satisfaction, and improved patient outcomes,”
For the New Product Innovation Award,
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1 Frost & Sullivan Report – 2018 North American Surgical Site Infection Prevention New Product Innovation Award.