Invuity® Features its EIGR™ Illumination Technology at Novation Innovative Technology Expo

Annual Event Highlighted New Technology That Increases Safety and Improves Patient Outcomes

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – October 3, 2013 – Invuity® today announced that Novation selected its portfolio of surgical illumination and visualization devices incorporating  Eigr™ Illumination Technology for the Novation Innovative Technology Expo. The event provided an opportunity for the company to present its devices to on-site clinical experts and health care providers and discuss the impact its products have on improving patient care and reducing risk to patients and caregivers.


Invuity’s Eigr Illumination Technology incorporates proprietary optical waveguide technology with a complex geometry of integrated microstructures to shape illumination within the operative space. It broadly projects thermally cool, brilliant, white light to uniformly illuminate deep surgical cavities, providing unsurpassed visualization while virtually eliminating shadows, glare and thermal hazards.


“Just as hospitals strive to improve patient care and reduce risk via minimally invasive and minimal access surgeries, Invuity is advancing the standard of surgical illumination through its innovative Eigr Illumination Technology. Less invasive surgery becomes even more safe and efficient through substantially better visualization,” according to Olya Carter, senior clinical manager, Innovative Technology, Novation. “Novation is pleased to offer members access to this technology through agreement MS1850.”

“The relationship we began with Novation earlier this year has provided us access to thousands of U.S. hospitals, which has already led to increased adoption by academic medical centers, community hospitals and surgery centers nationwide,” said Invuity Chief Executive Officer Philip Sawyer. “It also has allowed us to expand our product portfolio across multiple specialties within many of our top healthcare centers.”

Invuity was awarded an Innovative Technology contract by Novation, the leading healthcare supply chain expertise, analytics and contracting company for the 65,000 members and affiliates of VHA Inc., UHC, Children’s Hospital Association and Provista LLC. The contract was awarded outside of Novation’s competitive bid cycle and encompasses the entire Invuity portfolio of devices featuring its Eigr Illumination Technology. The Innovative Technology contract is awarded to innovative technology that provides an incremental clinical benefit over existing products.  To learn more about Novation’s Innovative Technology program, visit


Invuity featured its newest products at the Novation Innovative Technology Expo, including:

  • Eikon® Illuminated Retractor System, optimally designed for skin and nipple sparing mastectomy, breast reconstruction and other breast surgery, as well as orthopedic and general surgery
  • Eigr Saber Handheld Illuminator with Yankauer suction, ideal for anterior hip arthroplasty and other orthopedic, spine, cardiac, breast and general surgery
  • Breiten® Illuminated Retractor System, which provides optimal access and visualization for anterior cervical and lumbar spine surgery


The Novation Innovative Technology Expo was held October 2nd at the Irving Convention Center in Las Colinas, Texas.


About Invuity®
Invuity develops advanced medical devices to dramatically improve access and visualization in minimally invasive and minimal access surgeries. 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 surgery. The company is headquartered in San Francisco, CA. For more information, visit


About Novation, Winner of the Ethics Inside® Certification

Founded in 1998, Novation is the leading health care supply chain expertise, analytics and contracting company for the more than 65,000 members and affiliates of VHA Inc. and UHC, two national health care alliances, Children’s Hospital Association, an alliance of the nation’s leading pediatric facilities, and Provista, LLC. Novation provides alliance members with sourcing services, as well as information and data services. Based in Irving, Texas, Novation develops and manages competitive contracts with more than 600 suppliers. VHA, UHC, and Provista members used Novation contracts to purchase approximately $43 billion in 2012. Novation has earned the coveted Ethics Inside® Certification from Ethisphere Institute, a leading international think tank dedicated to the research and promotion of best practices in corporate ethics and compliance. Novation also was named on Ethisphere’s World’s Most Ethical Companies list, and is the only company in the health care industry to earn both distinctions for two consecutive years. To learn more about Novation, please visit and follow @NovationNews.