The LT10G™ Surgical Magnetic Mat
The Less Than 10 Gauss Surgical Magnetic Mat is a reusable product used in the operating room as a sterile neutral field for the safe placement and exchange of surgical instruments thus minimizing transfer of sharp instruments. The innovative, patented, feature of the LT10G™ is that it generates less than 10 Gauss at its undersurface, and as such, minimizes risks of magnetic interference with electronic implants worn by a patient going through a surgical procedure.
Field of Use
Operating Room Product
Operating Room Sharp Safety Instrument
The LT10G™ is commercialized worldwide since September 2014.
Data Supporting the Technology
- Zaphiratos et al. Anesthesia&Analgesia, 2013, vol 116(3): 555-559. Magnetic interference of cardiac pacemakers from surgical magnetic drapes.
- Zaphiratos et al. BioMedical Engineering OnLine, 2016, 15:83. Interference between surgical magnetic drapes and pacemakers: an observational study comparing commercially available devices and a new magnetically isolated drape
Available for Licensing
USPTO patent awarded in January 2016 (Patent 9,232,976 Magnetic Interference Reducing Surgical Drape).
Patent pending in Europe.
Lead inventors are Dr Louis-Philippe Fortier and Dr Valérie Zaphiratos of Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
CE mark, Class I where applicable.
News about the LT10G™
1. October 2016 – A new publication shows the safety advantages of the LT10G over 4 commercially available surgical magnetic mat in minimizing magnetic interferences on implantable cardiovascular devices
2. March 2016 – LT10G™ obtains US patent
3. June 2015 – LT10G™ to be showcased at the AQLASS 2015 meeting
4. January 2015 – HMR