Technology | March 01, 2012

Steris, St. Jude Collaborate to Create Advanced Cardiac ORs, Cath Labs

March 1, 2012 – Steris Corp. announced they will collaborate with device manufacturer St. Jude Medical Inc. on the planning and implementation of advanced cardiac laboratories and hybrid operating rooms (OR) in the United States. The labs feature technologies across the cardiovascular service line for hospitals and clinics interested in developing laboratories that meet their changing clinical needs.

Steris will assist with the detailed design and planning of the labs, and will contribute its Harmony LED Surgical Lighting and Visualization System, Harmony iQ Surgical Integration System and displays, and Harmony equipment management systems. Steris room design services, including 3-D Room Builder software and project management expertise, will allow the two companies to seamlessly integrate technologies. The labs may also include St. Jude Medical technologies such as the EnSite Velocity Cardiac Mapping System, MediGuide Technology, EP-Workmate Lab Recording System, ILUMIEN PCI Optimization System and a complete portfolio of irrigated ablation technologies.

The solutions are designed to offer healthcare providers improved coordination of care through the ability to seamlessly share information and inter-operate across the clinical workflow. "The relationship we have with St. Jude Medical is a pioneering collaboration, and the opportunity it offers to healthcare providers on the electrophysiology (EP) frontier is unique,” said Bill O’Riordan, vice president and general manager of the Steris Surgical Solutions Group.

Three fully functional labs located at St. Jude Medical facilities in the United States are available to provide training for medical professionals who wish to become proficient with St. Jude Medical and Steris technologies.

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