Salient Surgical Technologies of Portsmouth,
New Hampshire, has partnered with Exeter Hospital in Exeter, New Hampshire
and Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida, to donate equipment and
supplies for a mission to aid victims of the January 12 earthquake in
Haiti. The mission, led by Dr. Harvey Montijo of the Center for Bone and
Joint Surgery in Royal Palm Beach, FL, will provide free care for Haitians
who have suffered traumatic bone fractures and other injuries.
Salient donated two of its AQUAMANTYS™ electrosurgical generators, 300
AQUAMANTYS bipolar sealers and several boxes of assorted surgical supplies.
Exeter Hospital and Moffitt Cancer Center each donated a supply of sterile
saline, which the AQUAMANTYS System's TRANSCOLLATION™ technology
requires to operate.
Salient's TRANSCOLLATION technology and the AQUAMANTYS System are helpful
in controlling bleeding and blood loss in the types of traumatic bone
fractures Dr. Montijo says he has encountered in his medical missions to
Salient, which has a new in-house manufacturing capability, stepped up
production of its popular line of AQUAMANTYS bipolar sealers to accommodate
"We typically keep only a small amount of saline on hand for product
demonstrations, so we did not have enough to meet the needs of the large
number of surgeries Dr. Montijo will perform during his upcoming mission,"
said Joseph F. Army, President and Chief Executive Officer of Salient. "But
when we went to our friends at Exeter Hospital and Moffitt Cancer Center
for assistance, they were more than willing to pull from their own stores
and help make our donation possible."
SOURCE: Salient Surgical Technologies