|[September 02, 2014]
Medline Launches Stronger Bonded Sterilization Wrap for Greater Reassurance of Sterilization Process
MUNDELEIN, Ill. --(Business Wire)--
Sterilization wrap has come a long way since it was first introduced
more than 85 years ago to maintain sterility for surgical instruments
and devices. Now Medline is introducing Gemini
wrap, the next generation of sterilization wrap shown to have
greater material strength than the competition to ensure the integrity
of the sterilization process.
In an independent, side-by-side strength test, Medline's new Gemini
wrap, constructed with 100 percent polypropylene, was shown to have
greater material strength to resist punctures and tears compared to the
sterilization wrap of the next closest competitor.
"The Gemini bonded wrap provides our surgical staff with great
confidence in our sterilization process and ensures that our instruments
and devices will remain sterile until they're ready to be used," said
Durenda Dolan, CST, CRCST, CIS, manager SPD, Norton
Hospital, Louisville, Ky. "Our goal is to eliminate the chance for
contamination and infection so we can deliver better patient outcomes.
Medline's new wrap helps us do that."
The Gemini bonded wrap is constructed with two sheets of 100 percent
polypropylene fused together to provide greater strength and improved
efficiency. The Gemini wrap can be used with all major sterilization
cycles, including pre-vacuum steam cycles, gravity steam cycles,
ethylene oxide (ETO) sterilization and STERRAD® sterilization.
Offered in five weight grades from lightweight to super heavyweight, the
Gemini wrap is also available in a unique dual color wrap with a
pink-colored sheet on the outside and blue on the inside, which can help
differentiate between instrument sets. Gemini also has a soft, smooth
finish, making it easy to handle and fold.
"Perioperative and Central Processing professionals are looking for
reassurance that they're providing the best possible care for their
patients," said Sydney Nye, RN, vice president of clinical services,
Medline. "Gemini surgical wrap provides peace of mind with demonstrated
greater material strength that provides an effective barrier against
contaminants to preserve and maintain sterility."
As the nation's largest privately held manufacturer and distributor of
quality medical supplies and services, Medline
offers healthcare products and services that drive value through
tailored solutions across the continuum of care. Named one of the
country's "Best and Brightest Companies to Work For," the company is
headquartered in Mundelein, Ill. and has more than 1,200 dedicated sales
representatives to support its broad product line and cost management
services. For more information on Medline, go to www.medline.com
to connect with Medline on a variety of social media channels.
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