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KEY SURGICAL SIGNS AGREEMENT TO ACQUIRE INSITUMED
Global Provider Continues to Expand Product Portfolio
MINNEAPOLIS – July 23, 2019 – Key Surgical LLC, a leading global provider of sterile processing and operating theatre supplies, announced today that it has signed an agreement to acquire Hamburg, Germany-based Insitumed GmbH.
Varying instrument surface properties make it essential to select brushes whose bristles match the cleaning specifications of the instruments in question. The relative brush abrasion should be calibrated to ensure that the removal of the various kinds of soiling does not damage your highly valuable instruments. At the same time, however, the brush should also not be too soft, as this will prevent it from effectively removing contaminants.
In order to meet these challenges, Interlock Medizintechnik offers you four high-quality brushes in different grades of stiffness. Thanks to their specially designed bristles, all of the brushes are capable of removing the most stubborn of residues, including coagulated blood. With a thermal resistance of up to 134 °C, the brushes can be cleaned using standard disinfecting equipment. The brushes’ ergonomically shaped handle is suitable for both right and lefthanders.
Please refer to our brush brochure for other specialty brushes. Simply ask a member of our sales team or download the brochure from our website: www.interlockmed.com/brushes
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|26491||15 mm||75 mm||215 mm||medium-strong||white||1 pc.|
|26492||15 mm||75 mm||215 mm||strong||black||1 pc.|
|09460||15 mm||75 mm||215 mm||extra-strong||yellow||2 pcs.|
Three renowned companies merge to form a globally leading vendor of sterile and surgical supplies.
Interlock Medizintechnik GmbH (Germany), Clinipak Ltd. (UK) and Key Surgical Inc. (USA) are now offering a joint, comprehensive range of products and together supply nearly 10,000 hospitals and surgical centres all over the world. Of course, here the industry’s most stringent quality standards for patient supplies continue to apply.
The new management team consists of Scot Milchman (CEO), Brian O’Connell (COO) and John Savage (CFO).
Mads Fiig, a healthcare executive with many years of experience, serves as the managing director of the European business activities, and Gerhard Baum, managing director of Interlock, and Craig Lewis, managing director of Clinipak, will likewise continue to work for their companies.
Key Surgical, Interlock and Clinipak will continue to operate under their existing names.
Customers can look forward to a broader and even more interesting product portfolio and continue to expect service-oriented support. The first joint exhibition of the three companies is going to be at the 18th World Sterilization Congress, which will be held in Bonn from October 04th to 07th, 2017.
The Interlock instrument clamps are used to organise ring instruments during processing, transport and storage on the tray. They allow grouping by instrument classes, such as sharp and blunt clamps, and facilitate quick and safe withdrawal in the operating theatre. Since they are made of stainless steel, they are WD-compatible and heat-resistant up to 134 °C. Interlock offers the instrument clamps in four sizes.
|20403||75 mm||1 pc.|
|20404||100 mm||1 pc.|
|20405||125 mm||1 pc.|
The handling of small CSSD accessories poses a great challenge when the workload is high and the time limited. With their three chambers, the interlock storage containers made of transparent acrylic glass offer the perfect solution for the storage of small parts such as protective caps, cable ties or seals. The containers optimise your workplace organisation and thus also your processes in the department. The dispensing flaps ensure rapid withdrawal of the bulk goods while also protecting them from any contamination. The containers are securely stackable thanks to a push-in connection on the top, which allows you to store a very large number of different accessories at your workplace. Furthermore, their rubber feet ensure a safe position on the working surface. The Interlock 3-chamber storage containers are heat-resistant up to 60 °C and can be disinfected as well.
|09862||360 x 200 x 230 mm||1 pc.|
For optimal cleaning of test tubes, Interlock Medizintechnik offers robust test tube brushes made of nylon. The bristle bundle at the end of the brush head serves to clean the test tube bottom, from which it detaches residues. The brushes are offered in three versions differing in diameter and length. The eye handle ensures a secure hold during the brush movement in various directions.
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|26487||295 mm||70 mm||15 mm||35 mm||1 pc.|
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INTERLOCK AND KEY SURGICAL MERGE TO CREATE LEADING GLOBAL PROVIDER OF STERILE PROCESSING AND OPERATING ROOM SUPPLIES
Water Street Facilitates Merger of European and U.S. Providers; Combined Company Offers Comprehensive Product Portfolio Focused on Surgical Safety and Efficiency
To minimize the risk of recontaminating disinfected medical devices, as per the KRINKO/BfArM recommendation*, Interlock Medizintechnik LDPE offers LDPE security bags in six different sizes. The bags are transparent, so their contents can easily be identified without needing to open the packaging. Documentation fields on the outside of the bags and on the tear-off receipts allow for process transparency for all users as well as for implementing into your documentation. All bags have a serial number, which may be used for tracing medical devices. A 40 mm security closure helps to protect the user as well as the patient. It is immediately apparent, if the bag has been reopened after sealing.
Please always adhere to predefined maximum storage periods for disinfected products when using Interlock safety bags!
*Recommendation from the Commission on Hospital Hygiene and Infection Protection at the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) and the Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices (BfArM) on the „Hygiene requirements for the reprocessing of medical devices“, 2012. 2.2.2 Drying; 2.2.4 Packaging; Annex 8 section: 3.7
See also: Central Service 2/2015: Recommendations by the Quality Task Group (90): „Protection of disinfected medical devices against recontamination“.
Click this link for an overview of all LDPE security bags:
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|03074||170 x 200 mm||100 pcs.|
|03075||320 x 300 mm||100 pcs.|
|03076||220 x 500 mm||100 pcs.|
|03077||520 x 500 mm||100 pcs.|
|03078||770 x 500 mm||100 pcs.|
Interlock is happy to introduce the new stainless steel glove dispenser (REF 09205), offering all common glove sizes in one convenient location. The brushed stainless steel dispenser can accommodate up to four glove boxes (max. size 255 x 130 x 93 mm). S, M, L and XL size markings facilitate attribution of the correct glove size. The dispenser can easily be disinfected using wipe disinfection. The material included also allows for wall mounting.
Cleaning of instruments is the first step in the processing cycle and essential for proper disinfection and sterilisation. Interlock optimises the cleaning process by specially selected brush sets that allow contamination to be removed ideally.
With their various lengths, diameters and shapes, the Interlock brush sets are suitable both for hollow and standard instruments. Many of the brushes are heat-resistant and can therefore be cleaned and disinfected in the WD. All brushes are available as separate items as well.
In addition to an endoscope brush set, for example with special brushes for biopsy valves, Interlock also offers sets of MIS brushes with ring handles for optimal storage organisation and better handling in the cleaning process. The portfolio is completed by mixed brush sets consisting of various MIS brushes and cleaning brushes.
Our customer support will be pleased to advise you in the selection of brush sets or individual brushes to match them ideally to your processing cycle.
Click this link for an overview of all brush sets:
|09356||Set for endoscopes
|09057||Round brushes - small
|26035||Round brushes - big
|26033||Mix 1||1 Set|
|26485||Mix 3||1 Set|
Thanks to their convincing quality, variety of available versions and diversity of applications, Interlock’s cable binders are already being used in virtually every CSSD today. Silicone or plastic versions allow universal application.
The Interlock cable binders optimise both the packaging process in the CSSD / SPD and the withdrawal of the instruments in the operating theatre, by ensuring quick and easy identification of instruments, sets and trays. They also are ideal for attaching tray signs to trays. Labelling of instruments for repair or replacement is likewise easily possible with the Interlock cable binders.
The high tensile strength and the special closure variant make the plastic cable binders an ideal product for tamper-proof sealing of trolleys, whereas silicone cable binders optimally protect the instruments during bundling in the tray. All Interlock cable binders are heat-resistant and can thus be sterilized at 134 °C.
See online for the full range of Interlock cable binders.
Follow the link for the full range of Interlock cable binders:
The InkCheck® Plus by Interlock Medizintechnik is used for routine control of seal seam tightness. Individually removable cartridges allow time-saving and reproducible test conditions.
As the InkCheck® Plus cartridge in the sealed bag opens upon slight pressure, the risk of coming into contact with ink is minimised. Thus, the InkCheck® Plus is a good alternative to tests with vials and pipettes.
For Tyvek packaging, Interlock furthermore offers the InkCheck® Plus Tyvek with red ink for better evaluation of possible leaks.
Interlock paper filters are available in various shapes and sizes and provide a reliable germ barrier. They meet the international requirements in accordance with ISO 11607-1 and are intended for single use. With a diameter of 190 mm and a central punched hole of 6 mm, the INT01152 container filter with process indicator is suitable for use in Aesculap containers.
The complete filter portfolio can be found here:
This year, the Arab Health, the most important medical technology trade fair in the MENA region, was once more completely devoted to the establishment of contacts and exchange of experiences between local and foreign medical technology companies. From January 30th to February 02nd, in addition to some 4,000 exhibition booths, among other things product training modules for interested visitors were offered.
Together with our Dubai-based dealer, we availed ourselves of the opportunity to present new and innovative products to the market. We were able to make many new contacts, as well as to strengthen valuable long-term relationships.
We therefore thank all visitors to our joint booth for the interesting discussions and look forward to seeing you again at the World Congress in Bonn (October 04th – 07th, 2017) or the Medica in Düsseldorf (November 13th – 16th, 2017).