Tuesday April 2, 2019 0 comments
BOULDER -- Encision Inc. (PK: ECIA) announced its Shielded AEM® Laparoscopic Instruments and Monitors have received an Innovative Technology contract from Vizient, Inc. , the largest member-driven health care performance improvement company in the country.
The contract was based on a recommendation of Shielded AEM® Laparoscopic Instruments and Monitors by hospital experts in this category who serve on one of Vizient's member-led councils.
Shielded AEM Laparoscopic Instruments are equivalent to conventional instruments in size, shape, ergonomics and functionality, but they incorporate a proprietary shield and electrically connect to an Active Electrode Monitor to continuously monitor the flow of electrosurgical current, thereby preventing patient injuries from intraoperative insulation failure and capacitive coupling.
"Encision is proud that its proprietary patient safety technology was awarded this prestigious Vizient Innovative Technology contract for monopolar surgical instruments and monitors,” said Greg Trudel, Encision president and CEO.
“These products protect patients during surgery. This contract will enable us to expand the use of our technology and to provide savings opportunities for Encision's new hospital accounts."
"After a review of Shielded AEM Laparoscopic Instruments and Monitors, Vizient's member council agreed this technology offers a unique benefit over other products available in the market today and recommended it for an innovative technology contract. We are pleased to award this new contract to Encision," said Debbie Archer, director of procurement and leader of the Vizient Innovative Technology program for suppliers.
Vizient represents a diverse membership base that includes academic medical centers, pediatric facilities, community hospitals, integrated health delivery networks and non-acute health care providers and represents approximately $100 billion in annual purchasing volume.
Through its Innovative Technology Program, Vizient works with member-led councils and task forces to review potentially innovative products. If it is determined that a product is innovative, Vizient may award a contract outside of the competitive bid cycle.
Encision Inc. designs and markets a portfolio of high performance surgical instrumentation that delivers advances in patient safety with AEM Technology, surgical performance, and value to hospitals across a broad range of minimally invasive surgical procedures.