LT10 Surgical Magnetic Mat

A publication in BioMedical Engineering OnLine demonstrates the safety benefit of using the LT10G Surgical Magnetic Mat of MENODYS in preventing magnetic interferences on a pacemaker in comparison to 4 other commercially available products

Longueuil, Quebec, Canada – Zaphiratos et al. published an article in BioMedical Enginnering OnLine (BioMed Eng OnLine 2016 15:83) entitled: “Interference between surgical drapes and pacemakers: an observational study comparing commercially available devices and a new magnetic isolated drape”, the LT10G Surgical Magnetic Mat from MENODYS. The paper concludes that when the LT10G Surgical Magnetic Mat is used, it does not cause magnetic interference in all patients when placed over the pacemaker. In comparison, three of the four commercially available magnetic drapes tested in the observational study demonstrated magnetic interference on the patient’s pacemaker.

“In an era where implantation of electronic devices is on the rise, surgeons, OR nurses, hospitals and patients should be aware of the potential magnetic interferences caused by surgical magnetic drapes. This study thus confirms that the LT10G offers an important safety benefit in comparison to other available magnetic drapes” commented Richard Côté, EVP of MENODYS.

About MENODYS

MENODYS is a Canadian company specialized in the research, development and commercialization of medical technologies. www.menodys.com

LT10 Surgical Magnetic Mat

MENODYS’ LT10G Surgical Magnetic Mat is granted a US patent

Longueuil, Quebec, Canada – MENODYS announces that it has been granted a patent for its LT10G Surgical Magnetic Mat technology by the USPTO on January 12, 2016 (Patent 9,232,976 Magnetic Interference Reducing Surgical Drape).

The LT10G is the first medical technology developed and commercialized by MENODYS. Co-invented by Dr. L.-P. Fortier and Dr. V. Zaphiratos of the anaesthesiology department of the Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, the LT10G is an innovative surgical magnetic drape that reduces the risks of magnetic interferences for patients with implanted electronic devices going through a surgical procedure.

About MENODYS

MENODYS is a Canadian company specialized in the research, development and commercialization of medical technologies. www.menodys.com

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The LT10G™ Surgical Magnetic Mat to be showcased at the AQLASS 2015 meeting

Longueuil, Quebec, Canada – MENODYS’s LT10G™ Surgical Magnetic Mat will be presented to the 300 participants of the Quebec Association of Logistics and Purchasing of the Healthcare Sector (AQLASS) annual meeting on June 12th in Mont-Tremblant, Quebec. “This is a tremendous opportunity for MENODYS to showcase its first commercialized medical innovation, the LT10G™, to the most important meeting of hospital buyers from the province of Quebec” said Richard Côté, Executive Vice President of MENODYS.

About MENODYS

MENODYS is a Canadian company specialized in the development and commercialization of medical technologies. www.menodys.com

About AQLASS

Founded in 1967, the AQLASS is the oldest Canadian provincial purchasing association of the healthcare sector. For more information visit: www.aqlass.org

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An innovation of the Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital commercialized in 70 countries

Montreal, Quebec, Canada – Dr Louis-Philippe Fortier, chief of anesthesiology at Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital, a University of Montreal affiliated university health centre, with the collaboration of Dr Valérie Zaphiratos, anesthesiologist, have developed a new generation magnetic surgical mat offering more security for patients wearing an electronic implant and going through a surgical procedure. Surgical magnetic mats are used in operating procedures to maintain surgical instruments at the proximity of the operating site and thus minimizing risks of injury caused by transfer of sharp instruments between operating room staff. With the partnership of MENODYS, a Quebec medical device company that develops innovative medical technologies, the LT10G™ Surgical Magnetic Mat will soon be sold in over 70 countries including Canada.

“We observed magnetic inferences between a surgical magnetic mat and a patient’s pacemaker for the first time 4 years ago. To validate if this issue was unique, we put together an experimental protocol to measure the magnetic interferences caused by the surgical magnetic mat we use at the hospital on 50 patients wearing a pacemaker,” explains Dr Fortier.

The results of this study were published in Anesthesia & Analgesia in March 2013: 47 of the 50 pacemakers were affected. The involuntary capture of a patient’s pacemaker with normal vital signs represents a risk for the patient’s safety and security. In fact, the magnetic interference may falsify the reading of the patient’s status. As surgical magnetic mats are commonly used by surgeons to maintain surgical instruments in proximity, the idea of developing a more secure mat came logically to Dr Fortier.

In collaboration with MENODYS, Dr Fortier developed a surgical magnetic mat that offers a unilateral magnetic flux. In comparison with other commercially available magnetic surgical mat, the LT10G™ generates Less Than 10 Gauss at its undersurface, thus no magnetic interference on electronic implants while offering the same functionality to support surgical instruments at its surface.

About MENODYS

MENODYS is a Canadian company specialized in the development and commercialization of medical technologies. www.menodys.com

About Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital

Affiliated to the University of Montreal, the Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital (HMR) is a major health institution for healthcare, teaching and medical research since 1954. Its 5500 employees and doctors offers health services to the large eastern Montreal population. HMR host a prominent research center with 4 prominent sectors: hemato-oncology, vision care, nephrology and cellular therapy. for more information please visit: www.maisonneuve-rosemont.org

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DeRoyal and MENODYS announce the signature of an exclusive worldwide supply agreement for the LT10G™ Surgical Magnetic Mat

KNOXVILLE, Tennessee, USA – DeRoyal announces the signature of an exclusive worldwide supply agreement with MENODYS of Longueuil, Quebec, Canada for the international commercialization of MENODYS’s LT10G™ reusable Magnetic Surgical Mat in over 70 countries. The LT10G™, MENODYS’s first developed medical technology, is a patent pending magnetic surgical mat offering added protection for patients wearing an electronic implant and having a surgical procedure.  The LT10G™ Surgical Magnetic Mat is shielded such that it produces no magnetic interference at its undersurface. The name “LT10G” stands for “Less Than 10 Gauss”. Surgical magnetic mats are commonly used in operating rooms to minimize hand transfer of surgical instruments to help reduce the risks of sharps-related injuries.

David Watermeier, Director of International Marketing for DeRoyal stated, “DeRoyal has marketed and sold disposable magnetic instrument pads for over25 years.  In light of the publication of several studies and the US FDA reporting of adverse events related to electromagnetic interference this provides the market with a product that is safer to use on patient populations with pacemakers and other electronic implants. Furthermore, a reusable mat will prove to be more economical in many markets outside the US where disposable products are not customary.”

About DeRoyal

Founded in 1973, medical device manufacturer DeRoyal is committed to improving both the clinical quality and economic health of its customers. With 2,000 employees, 2.5 million square feet (~232,000 square meters) under roof, operations in six countries and five U.S. states, and manufacturing assets on three continents, DeRoyal brings value to its customers in several distinct markets; these include surgical devices, unitized delivery systems, orthopedic supports & bracing, wound care dressings as well as orthopedic implants. Key core competencies include injection molding, device assembly, metal fabrication, converting, electronics assembly, and sterilization services. DeRoyal combines these fundamental manufacturing capabilities with its own unique services and information technology tools to deliver unparalleled value to its customers with a particular expertise in disrupting dysfunctional markets.

For additional DeRoyal product information, please call 1-888-938-7828 within the USA; or +1-865-938-7828 from outside the USA. Visit the DeRoyal website at www.deroyal.com.

About MENODYS

MENODYS Inc. is a Canadian company specialized in the development and commercialization of medical technologies. For additional information on MENODYS please visit www.menodys.com or call Richard Côté, EVP at +1-514-667-0108.

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A new study shows that surgical magnetic drapes cause magnetic interference on cardiac pacemakers

Longueuil, Quebec, Canada – MENODYS announces that the March 2013 edition of Anesthesia & Analgesia (2013, 116:555-9) presents the results of a recent study showing the magnetic interferences caused by magnetic surgical drapes on patients wearing pacemakers during surgical procedures. The study, headed by Dr. Louis-Philippe Fortier, chief of anesthesiology at Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital, a University of Montreal affiliated center, measured magnetic interferences of commercially available magnetic surgical drapes on the pacemaker of 47 of the 50 patients included in the study. MENODYS has developed and commercializes the LT10G MagMat, a new patent pending surgical magnetic drape specifically designed for not interfering with electronic implants worn by patients. Magnetic drapes are used by surgeons to keep surgical instruments close to the operating site.

About MENODYS

MENODYS is a Canadian company specialized in the development and commercialization of medical technologies. www.menodys.com

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The July 2013 issue of Anesthesiology News features an article on the LT10G™ Surgical Magnetic Mat of MENODYS

Longueuil, Quebec, Canada – The July 2013 issue of Anesthesiology News (volume 38:7) presents an article entitled: Prototype Shields Pacemakers From Magnetic Drapes. This article details the properties of MENODYS’s LT10G™ Mag Mat, a new, patent pending, Magnetic Surgical Drape that has been developed and proven effective in 2 clinical trials to protect patients wearing electronic implants from magnetic interferences caused by magnetic surgical drapes used in surgical procedures. The paper can be found at:

http://m.anesthesiologynews.com/Article.aspx?d=PRN&d_id=21&i=July+2013&i_id=978&a_id=23529

About MENODYS

MENODYS Inc. is a Canadian company specialized in the development, commercialization and distribution of medical technologies. For more information on MENODYS, please visit www.menodys.com