Medline Industries has entered into a three-year contract agreement to provide surgical sponge detection systems which include clearcount technology to Premier Purchasing Partners.

The smartsponge system identifies each sponge in an operating room so that they can be both easily counted and detected during surgery.

Medline Primary Care Division president Jack Bowser said clearcount’s ‘count and detect’ Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology provides Premier members with an effective way to improve both patient safety and operating room efficiency.