March – A meta-analysis study published in Surgical Endoscopy shows that wound protector use is associated with a statistically significant reduction in SSI in patients undergoing lower gastrointestinal surgery. The study further shows that there is a 63 percent decrease in SSI risk when using dual-ring wound protectors compared to using single-ring wound protectors.
June – Applied Medical announces the completion of a 2.94 megawatt (DC) solar installation, consisting of rooftop arrays on eight separate buildings at its headquarters in Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif. and a local distribution center. Combined, they generate almost five million kilowatt hours of electricity annually. This latest investment in solar supports the commitment Applied Medical has made to its sustainability efforts.
March – A recent study published in the European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive Biology showed a statistically significant reduction in mothers’ surgical site infections, bleeding and postoperative pain when the Alexis O C-Section Retractor from Applied Medical was used.
July - …Another problem is the failure of many manufacturers to invest in their own training, with many employers preferring to rely on government-funded programs such as those at community colleges. Applied Medical Resources, which offers a highly selective, four-year apprenticeship, is a stand-out exception.
September – Applied Medical has moved its horizontal injection molding, as well as its mold and maintenance operations, to a fully remodeled state-of-the-art facility. “Nothing is standard in this facility,” Steve Davis, vice president of infrastructure operations, said during a plant tour in Lake Forest. “The whole thing is innovative.”
March – Applied Medical proudly introduces the Voyant Intelligent Energy System, which utilizes breakthrough technology to precisely monitor tissue fusion and apply the optimal amount of energy. Unique to the Voyant System, the intelligence is embedded in each device, ensuring the latest technological advancement is available for every procedure. The Voyant Intelligent Energy System further strengthens Applied’s ability to make a significant and sustainable impact by enhancing clinical outcomes while satisfying healthcare’s pressing economic needs.