Cleveland-based Lazurite designed its ArthroFree wireless camera system for minimally invasive surgery and expects it to become the first FDA-cleared, fully wireless, minimally invasive camera system for the operating room.
The ArthoFree platform incorporates Lazurite’s proprietary low-heat, high-intensity Meridiem light engine technology with advanced camera, battery and wireless transmission technologies, according to a news release.
Lazurite aims for the system to deliver improved OR productivity, patient safety and economic value. It boasts cost savings, energy efficiency, reduced setup/breakdown times, and full drop-in compatibility with current OR technology.
“This FDA submission marks an important milestone in our commitment to bring an advanced wireless surgical camera to market,” Lazurite CEO & Co-Founder Eugene Malinskiy said in the news release. “During the nearly 50 years since the introduction of the first fiber-optic scope, the industry has seen only a slow evolution in image quality, monitors, and usability.
“The ArthroFree system is designed to untether the camera from the surgical tower, which is expected to make it safer and easier to use, while reducing OR setup and turnover times and delivering exceptional light and image quality during minimally invasive surgery.”