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Haemonetics SmartSuction technology:

This article was originally published in Clinica

Executive Summary

Haemonetics has launched in the US an automated surgical suction device that it claims enhances a surgeon's ability to clear fluids from the surgical field by providing high air flow and self-regulating suction. The SmartSuction Solo system, which received 510(k) clearance last month, is the first product that Haemonetics will sell into the general surgery market, expanding its market opportunity by an incremental $240m, says the Braintree, Massachusetts company. It is the third system developed by the firm under its SmartSuction family of products, and marks a milestone in Haemonetics' efforts to expand from a surgical blood salvage company into a broader blood management company, the firm adds. The company acquired the technology from Harvest Technologies in 2004 (see Clinica No 1123 p 14).

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