Steris, Toshiba Medical Systems Join Forces
(12/14/2011)

MENTOR, Ohio – Steris Corp., a provider of surgical support and integration technologies, formed an alliance with Toshiba America Medical Systems Inc., a Tustin, Calif.-based medical imaging technology provider, to offer advanced vascular, cardiovascular, pediatric and neurosurgical hybrid surgical suites to healthcare systems seeking the latest patient-focused interventions.

The suites blend the contributions of both medical device leaders, with Toshiba providing tableside digital information and imaging technologies, and Steris contributing custom-designed high-definition integrated surgical suites.

The Steris suites feature LED surgical lighting and visualization systems, and Harmony iQ advanced integration and OR equipment management solutions.

Steris’ room design services, including its three-dimensional Room Builder software and project management expertise, will allow the two companies to design and seamlessly integrate their technologies for their joint customers, according to a statement from Steris.

“The resulting STERIS/Toshiba hybrid suites will enable surgical and diagnostic teams to carry out a vast range of image-guided cardiovascular, vascular, and neurosurgical interventional procedures as well as open surgeries,” the statement said.

“Hybrid operating rooms offer tremendous opportunities to advance care, but designing and building these complex rooms is a huge task,” said Robert Popilock, senior market development manager with Steris. “Challenges such as how to eliminate collision points for equipment, optimize circulator pathways and provide ergonomic and intuitive tools at the surgical field, must be addressed. We are pleased to be able to help streamline the decision, design and integration processes for customers through collaboration with Toshiba America Medical Systems, a leader in the hybrid OR space.”

Stephen Bumb, director of Toshiba’s X-ray Vascular Business Unit, said the company is committed to developing the most efficient and innovative technology in the industry, while improving patient care and making exams safer.

“Aligning with strategic partners like Steris Corporation, Toshiba can offer advanced hybrid labs to meet the needs of large hospitals and healthcare networks by treating patients with interventional and surgical procedures all in one suite,” Bumb said.

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