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New Stryker Device Offers Hospitals Environmental And Bottom-line Benefits

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Stryker Corp. headquarters in Kalamazoo.

Stryker Corp. headquarters in Kalamazoo.

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KALAMAZOO — Stryker Corp.’s Sustainability Solutions division, a leader in medical device reprocessing, Tuesday introduced Restep, the company’s pioneering deep vein thrombosis system.

Stryker says Restep addresses a critical need in the market for comprehensive device solutions that deliver fiscal and environmental value to hospitals by integrating original manufactured and reprocessed medical devices. Its introduction signifies the growing role suppliers play in offering quality care solutions that address the needs of clinicians, hospitals and patients while benefiting the environment.

“Restep marks the first time we can tangibly demonstrate what the integration of reprocessing into the OEM business model means for the industry. By creating a medical device solution that integrates original manufactured and reprocessed devices, we have introduced a new precedent in how technology suppliers can offer value to hospitals,” said Lars Thording, Stryker Sustainability Solutions’ senior director of marketing and public affairs. “Value lies in true sustainability — environmental and financial sustainability. With Restep, hospitals will be able to opt for less environmentally impactful products without sacrificing quality or financial prudence.”

Restep provides hospitals that reprocess with a single-source opportunity for DVT compression sleeves and allows hospitals an opportunity to lower costs by minimizing their number of suppliers.

Stryker says the product offers proven intermittent compression technology with a smaller, more lightweight and quieter pump, and sleeves designed for breathability and comfort that don’t contain harmful PVC or latex. They are reprocessable up to four times, offering cost savings.

Stryker offers a diverse array of medical technologies, including reconstructive, medical and surgical, and neurotechnology and spine products to help people lead more active and more satisfying lives. More at  www.stryker.com.

Stryker’s Sustainability Solutions division provides reprocessing and remanufacturing services for medical devices as well as comprehensive recycling and redistribution initiatives. For more information about Stryker’s commitment to the smart, efficient delivery of health care, visit http://sustainability.stryker.com or http://protectoursavings.com.

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