Cleveland-based Lazurite designed the ArthroFree system to incorporate its proprietary low-heat, high-intensity Meridiem light engine technology with advanced camera, battery and wireless transmission technologies and drop-in compatibility with patient data consoles, surgical displays and endoscopes. The company aims for the ArthroFree system to improve operating room productivity, patient safety and economic value.
Lazurite said ArthroFree is the first and only FDA-cleared wireless camera system for minimally invasive surgery. Lazurite announced in January that it was submitting the system for 510(k) clearance.
Lazurite co-founder and CEO Eugene Malinskiy called the regulatory nod “the beginning of the operating room of the future.”
“The idea for what is now the FDA-cleared ArthroFree System was born from the very real need to create a safer, more efficient operating room for the benefit of everyone involved—from patients to surgeons to OR teams to clinics and hospitals,” Malinskiy said in a news release.