ClearCount’s SmartSponge System utlizes a radio frequency identification (RFID) platform which aids in verifying sponge counts and detects sponges if they remain in the patient.

The system also identifies each sponge used during surgery providing double layer of protection.

ClearCount CEO David Palmer said their hospital customers have never experienced a retained surgical sponge while using their technology.

The company is pursuing commercial partners to assist in European distribution.