US-based medical technology firm Lazurite has secured the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) market clearance for its ArthroFree wireless camera system designed for minimally invasive surgery.

The system features a modern camera, battery, and wireless communication technologies and the company’s low-heat, high-intensity Meridiem light technology.

ArthroFree system has been designed for enhanced operating room productivity, patient safety, and value for money through cost-savings, energy efficiency, and reduced setup/breakdown times.

Lazurite has designed the system to be drop-in compatible with patient data consoles, surgical displays and endoscopes.

The company claims that ArthroFree is the first and only FDA-approved wireless camera system for minimally invasive surgery.

Lazurite CEO and co-founder Eugene Malinskiy said: “The idea for what is now the FDA-cleared ArthroFree System was born from the very real need to create a safer, more efficient operating room for the benefit of everyone involved, from patients to surgeons to OR teams to clinics and hospitals.”

Lazurite board chairman Mark Froimson said: “We are proud to have achieved this major milestone on our way to bringing operating rooms across the country into the wireless age.

“In the coming year, we will be introducing the ArthroFree System to thousands of healthcare professionals at conferences, in demos, through distributors and group purchasing channels, and through partnerships with leading medical centres.”

Based in Cleveland, Lazurite designs devices to set new operating-room standards for efficiency and patient safety.

The company’s current product pipeline includes devices that include its patented camera technology and laser light technology.