US-based Stryker’s Instruments division has obtained 510(k) clearance for the Neptune 2 waste management system from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).


The Neptune 2 waste management system is designed to minimize risks to healthcare workers by eliminating harmful exposure to fluids and smoke in the operating room.

It is a totally closed system which collects and disposes surgical waste without operator help and prevents contact with infectious fluids and surgical plumes.

Insight from healthcare workers and perspectives from regulatory agencies helped create the upgraded Neptune 2 surgical waste management system, the company said.

The result is added safety features, greater ease of use, expanded labeling and training modules, all aimed at helping surgical staff make the OR environment as modern, safe and efficient as possible.



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