Stryker Sustainability Solutions as well as Innovative Health represented an exception to this with their offering of single-use device reprocessing. The idea for their services is to lower the cost of procedures without compromising safety and functionality of devices. These vendors offer a process to clean, test and sterilize devices.
Reprocessing of expensive EP devices may offer a significant step forward in driving cost savings. The value of this was illustrated with the recent FDA clearance for the reprocessing of the Abbott ViewFlex catheter, one of the commonly-used yet complex-to-reprocess EP devices in the industry today.