Medline Partners With Cygnus Medical to Enhance Infection Control Efforts With Innovative Endoscopic Cleaning Equipment

MUNDELEIN, Ill., March 21, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Medline Industries, Inc., the nation's largest privately held manufacturer and distributor of medical and surgical supplies, announced today an exclusive partnership with Cygnus Medical to include its care and handling products for endoscopic instruments in Medline's procedure packs.

"This partnership with Cygnus Medical is important because proper cleaning and caring of endoscopic instruments is essential to protecting the safety of the patient," said Dante Tisci, president of Dynacor, Medline's manufacturing and procedure kit division. "Removing visible bioburden from instruments immediately after the procedure is a crucial part of a highly effective infection control practice and will help ensure the instruments are free of pathogens and in good working order after reprocessing."

Products in the agreement include:

  • First Step™ Bedside Kits – Includes a stand up pouch with enzymatic detergent and hand pad for immediate post procedure cleaning at the bedside.
  • Caterpillar™ Brush – The first channel brush designed to pull through the scope channels without buckling, which increases cleaning efficiency.
  • Oasis™ Scope Transport Tray – Made of 100 percent recycled paper pulp, this disposable rigid scope transport container protects the scope during transport to and from the procedure room.

About Cygnus Medical

Cygnus Medical corporate offices and manufacturing facility are located in Branford, Conn. Through innovative and insightful products, Cygnus Medical has been a leader in the advancement of the infection control practices in the endoscopy market. With a blend of improved compliance and efficiency, Cygnus Medical has created a unique product line for the care and handling of flexible endoscopes.

About Medline

As the nation's largest privately held manufacturer and distributor of health care and surgical products, Medline manufactures and distributes more than 350,000 products to hospitals, extended care facilities, surgery centers, physician offices, home care providers and agencies, and retailers. Recently named one of the nation's "Best and Brightest Companies to Work for," Medline is headquartered in Mundelein, Ill. and has more than 1,100 dedicated sales representatives nationwide to support its broad product line and cost management services.

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Source: Medline