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World's First True HD, Fog Free, Omnidirectional Articulating, Recyclable Laparoscope Reduces Patient Risk

By HospiMedica International staff writers
Posted on 26 Aug 2022
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Image: The FDA cleared Saberscope is a single-use, fog-free, HD laparoscopic imaging system (Photo courtesy of Xenocor)
Image: The FDA cleared Saberscope is a single-use, fog-free, HD laparoscopic imaging system (Photo courtesy of Xenocor)

All traditional laparoscopes present unnecessary patient risk, hassles, cost, workflow complexity and waste. Not only do they expose patients to potential cross contamination, they are also a leading source of OR fires and arc injuries. They provide inconsistent visualization due to aging components, fog and smoke and steam. They are all prone to fogging and have a limited visual field due to lack of articulation. They require substantial upfront capital costs. They require long setup procedures and complex logistics to be cleaned. Lastly, they produce significant waste in their cleaning process. Now, the world's first true HD, fog free, omnidirectional articulating, recyclable laparoscope addresses every one of these challenges.

The Saberscope system from Xenocor (Salt Lake City, UT, USA) sets itself apart from all other laparoscopes on the market today with its innovative and disposable design. The Saberscope is a disposable 5mm scope, so there is no risk of cross contamination. It is non-conducting and does not get hot enough to initiate combustion. The Saberscope is brand new out of the box every time, is completely fog free and sees better through smoke and steam. It articulates to 90 degrees in every direction, requires little to no capital costs and requires no complex setup or sterilization logistics. Lastly, the Saberscope is recyclable and creates less landfill and water waste than traditional scopes. The Saberscope system is FDA cleared for use in laparoscopic and thoracoscopic surgery.

"Xenocor's novel technology has the potential to significantly improve laparoscopic surgery and bring minimally invasive technology into the 21st century," said Charles DeCoster IV, Chief Executive Officer.

 


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