We love the ever-evolving nature of the veterinary world! Each medical advancement represents progress in providing every animal with the highest level of care. We also appreciate that innovation makes it easy for general practitioners and veterinary specialists to perform their jobs more easily. Our hearts beat a little faster every time we learn of a new therapy, and we want to share that thrill with you. So, here are the cutting-edge devices changing veterinary medicine:
NICO Myriad NOVUS®
Veterinary neurosurgery is no small feat, and the resection devices being used for veterinary neurosurgery were adapted from other applications. This truly was the first resection tool designed specifically for the removal of brain and spinal abnormalities in companion animals.
The Myriad NOVUS® offers advantages for vets as well as their patients. Surgeons report that the Myriad provides:
- Greater control with suction only and suction + cutter functions
- Improved visualization with a side-mouth aperture
- Intraoperative tissue collection with vacuum preservation
- Non-ablative resection for no thermal or ultrasonic energy
- Enhanced comfort during surgery
- An easy-to-set-up and use device with navigation system compatibility
The Myriad NOVUS® has had a profound impact on patient outcomes as well as the veterinary surgeons who operate on them.
Terason uSmart® 3200T NexGen Ultrasound System
The more time vets have, the more animals they can help. This fact inspired our appreciation for the Terason uSmart® 3200T NexGen Ultrasound System. This surgical ultrasound technology reduces the complicated logistics of the operating room while providing the potential for improved outcomes from brain and spinal surgery.
What makes this innovation groundbreaking? It allows veterinary surgeons to localize tumors or pathologies in real-time without leaving the OR for an MRI. It also allows them visual access below the surface before any resection begins. Its Color Doppler also reduces the risk of significant bleeds while the real-time imaging improves resection goals.
V10 Air Plasma Sterilizer
The V10 Air Plasma Sterilizer earned its place on our list by providing veterinary practices with convenience and cost savings while reducing wasteful consumables. The V10 doesn’t rely on harmful chemicals to sterilize instruments. Instead, it uses oxygen, nitrogen, and water (combined with energy).
This technology also reduces the average sterilization time to 4 hours per cycle. As for cost, the V10 Air Plasma Sterilizer averages practices between $3 and $5 per cycle (compared to $20 for ethylene oxide sterilization).
Other advantages of this cutting-edge device:
- A small footprint with a large capacity
- No installation cost
- Operation at atmospheric pressure
- Surgical electronics and optics compatibility
Cutting-Edge Devices Designed to Change the Veterinary World
Innovation and veterinary efficacy go hand-in-hand, and these devices epitomize the craft and care it takes to produce devices that change the veterinary world. The V10 Air Plasma Sterilizer, Terason uSmart® 3200T NexGen Ultrasound System, and the NICO Myriad NOVUS® provide the potential for improved results for animal patients and enhanced comfort for veterinary surgeons while reducing cost.
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