SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., June 23, 2014 – Invuity®, Inc., a developer of advanced medical devices to dramatically improve access and visualization in minimally invasive and minimal access surgery, today announced an agreement with Yankee Alliance, one of the most prominent and nationally recognized group purchasing organizations affiliated with Premier Inc. The agreement will provide Yankee Alliance members access to Invuity’s innovative devices, which improve surgical visualization without glare, shadows or thermal hazards, enhancing patient outcomes, safety and surgical efficiency. The technology enables less invasive surgical procedures that are better for, and in demand by, patients.
Invuity’s proprietary Eigr™ Illumination Technology is built into retractors, suction devices and other surgical instruments that place brilliant, cool light inside the incision, delivering unsurpassed illumination and visualization for surgeons. The devices reduce the risk of thermal damage associated with traditional fiber optic lighting and may minimize the risk of foreign bodies being left behind in the surgical cavity. Better visualization within the surgical cavity enables surgeons to quickly identify tissue planes, critical structures and sources of bleeding, thus improving outcomes and reducing operating room time. Invuity’s devices also minimize the need for lighting adjustments from overhead lighting or headlamps, improving surgical workflow, and reducing surgeon fatigue and discomfort.
The contract, effective June 1, 2014, enables Invuity to offer its technology to a wide array of healthcare organizations across the country that Yankee Alliance counts among its member pool.
“We are excited to bring Invuity’s industry-leading Eigr Illumination Technology to our members. This innovative technology for many less invasive surgeries can improve safety and operating room efficiencies while reducing costs across a range of procedures,” said Yankee Alliance Vice President Craig Shoukimas.
“Invuity is proud to partner with Yankee Alliance as one of the leading GPOs in the country. We look forward to expanding our reach to their many member facilities and surgeons in order to further enhance the way they perform surgery today,” said Invuity Chief Executive Officer Philip Sawyer.
Invuity develops advanced medical devices to dramatically improve access and visualization in minimally invasive and minimal access surgery. The company’s products incorporate its proprietary Eigr Illumination Technology into sophisticated handheld illumination devices and access systems for a variety of surgical specialties including spine, orthopedics, breast and thyroid oncology and plastic reconstruction, and general surgery. The company is headquartered in San Francisco, CA. For more information, visit www.invuity.com.
About Yankee Alliance
Yankee Alliance, a member of Premier Inc., is a group purchasing organization founded in 1984 on a belief in collaboration, that working together can achieve more than working alone. Our mission is twofold: to work with members to reduce supply and operating ex
expenses through aggregation of data, purchasing, ideas and knowledge and to excel in strategic innovations that continually assist members in reducing their cost while recognizing their individual needs. In 2012 Yankee Alliance remains true to the foundational belief in collaboration and has grown to over 12,600 members in all classes of trades across all 50 states. For more information visit www.yankeealliance.com.
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