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In the Press

March 2021

February 2021

Rematec: Fraunhofer Research Shows Global Warming Impact Cut in Half by Using Remanufactured as an Alternative to a Newly-Manufactured Catheter

February 26th, 2021|

Healthcare as an industry is particularly wasteful and toxic. A study, conducted by Fraunhofer Institute for Environmental, Safety, and Energy Technology UMSICHT, which was published in [...]

Fraunhofer IWKS and IRED Institute: New platform aims to promote the recycling of medical products

February 25th, 2021|

So far, only a few medical products have been recycled in terms of material recovery. The previous processes are mostly based on a purely thermal treatment [...]

Fierce Healthcare: Hospitals Could Lose Between $53B and $122B This Year Due to Pandemic

February 24th, 2021|

Hospitals could lose between $53 billion and $122 billion due to the lingering effects of COVID-19, depending on the speed of vaccine distribution and complete [...]

Modern Healthcare: Will COVID-19 be the Catalyst for Creating a More Sustainable Healthcare System?

February 23rd, 2021|

While the pandemic was a catalyst that pushed the industry to find ways to meet the health needs of patients where they live, economics also [...]

Oxford Academic: Reprocessing of Electrophysiology Material in EHRA Countries: an EHRA Young EP Survey

February 21st, 2021|

Data on reprocessing of electrophysiology (EP) materials are sparse. Reprocessing of catheters and other materials in daily routine varies through countries and may depend on [...]

January 2021

Global Banking & Finance Review: Global Warming Impact of “Single-Use” Medical Device Cut in Half When Remanufactured Device Used Instead, According to Newly Published Research in Sustainability

January 27th, 2021|

Hospitals could cut emissions associated with some medical device use in half by opting instead for remanufactured single-use medical devices. The LCA evaluated the use [...]

Treehugger: Researchers Want Medical Industry to Reduce Waste, Reuse More Devices

January 26th, 2021|

The battle against single-use plastics has gained momentum in recent years, as people become more aware of the lasting environmental implications of using plastic items [...]

Springer: Comparison of new versus reused Harmonic scalpel performance in laparoscopic appendectomy in patients with acute appendicitis—a randomized clinical trial

January 21st, 2021|

Background The aim of this study was to compare lateral thermal damage of the appendix and clinical outcomes after laparoscopic appendectomy using new versus reused [...]

MDPI: Combining Life Cycle Assessment and Circularity Assessment to Analyze Environmental Impacts of the Medical Remanufacturing of Electrophysiology Catheters

January 20th, 2021|

Sustaining value after the end-of-life to improve products’ circularity and sustainability has attracted an increasing number of industrial actors, policymakers, and researchers. Medical products are [...]