July – Newsweek, in partnership with The Leapfrog Group, recognized Applied Medical’s Alexis protectors and systems for the second year in a row in its Best Infection Prevention Products 2021 annual review.
June – As a part of our commitment to rapidly respond to clinical needs, Applied Medical is pleased to introduce NP swabs for COVID-19 testing. Available in two 6” models with 70mm breakpoints, each sterile swab is designed, developed, and manufactured in-house at our Southern California headquarters. The swabs deliver clinical solutions to healthcare providers during these unprecedented times.
May – Newsweek, in partnership with The Leapfrog Group, published its first “Best Health Care” series. The article highlights some of the best infection prevention products, including Applied Medical’s Alexis wound protector-retractor.
April - Applied Medical has taken many important measures to respond to the evolving COVID-19 situation. Find out how we are working diligently to be a part of the solution in this letter from our president and chief executive officer.
March – A study published in the ANZ Journal of Surgery demonstrates that use of Applied Medical’s Alexis Orthopaedic protector, a medical device designed to isolate the superficial tissue layer from the surgeons’ gloves, instruments and retractors, significantly decreases the incidence of P. acnes infection in the surgical field by acting as a physical barrier.
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.