Encision Inc. (PK: ECIA) announced its Shielded AEM® Laparoscopic Instruments and Monitors have received an Innovative Technology contract from Vizient, Inc. the largest member-driven health care performance improvement company in the country. The contract was based on a recommendation of Shielded AEM® Laparoscopic Instruments and Monitors by hospital experts in this category who serve on one of Vizient’s member-led councils.
Shielded AEM Laparoscopic Instruments are equivalent to conventional instruments in size, shape, ergonomics and functionality, but they incorporate a proprietary shield and electrically connect to an Active Electrode Monitor to continuously monitor the flow of electrosurgical current, thereby preventing patient injuries from intraoperative insulation failure and capacitive coupling.
“Encision is proud that its proprietary patient safety technology was awarded this prestigious Vizient Innovative Technology contract for monopolar surgical instruments and monitors. These products protect patients during surgery,” said Greg Trudel, President and CEO of Encision. “This contract will enable us to expand the use of our technology and to provide savings opportunities for Encision’s new hospital accounts.”
“After a review of Shielded AEM Laparoscopic Instruments and Monitors, Vizient’s member council agreed this technology offers a unique benefit over other products available in the market today and recommended it for an innovative technology contract. We are pleased to award this new contract to Encision,” said Debbie Archer, director of procurement and leader of the Vizient Innovative Technology program for suppliers.