Cygnus Medical Launches Clear Path OR Cleaning Devices

Cygnus Medical is launching its newest line of operating room infection control devices, Clear Path. The two main Clear Path products are the ribbed microfiber mop system and disposable non-woven microfiber wipes.

The developers at Cygnus have found a way to make microfiber cleaning products successful in operating rooms, according to the company's Vice President of Sales and Marketing Shaun Sweeney.

Typically, microfiber doesn’t absorb fluids but pushes them around. And when the material becomes saturated, it loses significant cleaning ability. However, Cygnus' duel polymer mop uses ribbed microfiber and is designed for high fluid volumes areas, such as the OR.

"Because microfiber has never taken off (in the OR), most hospitals are still using string mops," Mr. Sweeney says. "These mops leave 10s of 1,000s of fibers behind and have a risk for surgical site infections. We've designed a mop specifically for fluids to have the cleaning ability of microfiber."

The Clear Path disposable non-woven microfiber wipes were designed to be an inexpensive method of efficient infection control. While traditional microfiber wipes can be effective OR cleaners, they are too expensive for most health systems, Mr. Sweeney says.

"Non-woven microfiber is a new product concept," he says. "It has the same cleaning abilities but because it's non-woven, we can produce them for less money, under 20 cents per wiper. You can use several wipers in a room and eliminate cross contamination."

The Clear Path products are sold separately or as part of an OR kit, which can include a kick bucket and medical waste bags, transfer sheets, laundry and municipal waste bags an OR table sheet or head positioner and arm board cover.

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