Surgical instruments are designed first and foremost to be suitable for their intended purpose.

A common problem with many surgical instruments currently on the market is their design makes them difficult to clean.

For example, the interior lumen of suction tubes can have places near either end of the instrument where different pieces of material are joined, creating spaces where biological material can become trapped.

Cleaner tools lead to more consistent sterilization, which leads to a safer hospital environment, with less risk of healthcare acquired infections among both patients and staff.