US-based Minimally Invasive Devices (MID) has introduced a new laparoscope visualization system, FloShield Air.
FloShield Air is a device, which reduces the need to clean the optics, and also decreases supply costs compared to many other solutions, noted MID.
The system uses carbon dioxide to create a clear barrier of moving gas at the distal end of the laparoscope.
According to the company, the vortex protects the lens from dirt, and offers instant and continuous defogging throughout the surgery.
MID CEO Wayne Poll said the FloShield Air is a direct response to the ever-pressing need for less expensive solutions to surgical problems that are also simple to learn and set up, as well as improves surgical process for doctors, nurses and patient.
"We designed FloShield to all but eliminate the problem of scopes getting dirty, dramatically reducing, and in many cases eliminating, the need to pull the scope out of the patient, clean it, heat it and then continue the surgical procedure," Poll added.