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Plastics Today features NewGen Surgical in article on sustainably designed single-use devices

By NewGen Surgical | June 26, 2018

By: Norbert Sparrow, Plastics Today Medical, Sustainability, Materials We have expectations of efficacy and safety in medical products that are brought to market; should we also factor in sustainability? Absolutely, says Rob Chase, founder and President of NewGen Surgical, a medical products company based in San Rafael, CA. NewGen Surgical’s skin stapler is made with 69%…

Q&A: How NewGen Surgical Is Redesigning Sustainable Healthcare

By NewGen Surgical | June 21, 2018

The U.S. healthcare sector is the second most intensive commercial user of energy. Hospitals are one of the largest energy users, contributing 8 percent of the U.S. greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions through the purchase of healthcare goods and services, and produce more than 4.67 million tons of waste each year. Realizing the significance of these…

Healthcare Purchasing News names NGSNC Needle Counter a product pick for May 2018

By NewGen Surgical | May 3, 2018

By HPN Online – April 23, 2018 Sustainable needle counter NewGen Surgical’s latex-free, Prop 65-compliant sustainable needle counter combines good clinical performance with a sustainable, plant-based material for eco-conscious healthcare providers. Features include easy-to-read numbers for securing of needles, a secure latch with audible closure feedback, compliance with OSHA requirements and ASTM F2132 for puncture…

Sutter Health CPMC SF turns earth day into earth week celebration.

By NewGen Surgical | April 20, 2018

In celebration of Earth Day, the “Green Team” of Sutter Health CPMC Pacific Campus O.R. San Francisco will be hosting a week of activities and interactive exhibits, April 23-27. Activities will create awareness of how small sustainable changes can help “green” the O.R. and lead nurses to be more conscious as the “Green Team”. NewGen…

AORN attendees embrace action with NewGen Surgical at the Global Surgical Conference & Expo 2018

By NewGen Surgical | April 13, 2018

 by Rob Chase NewGen Surgical exhibited for the first time at AORN Global Surgical Conference & Expo 2018 in New Orleans and we had a remarkable time. In addition to having a steady flow of nurses and other healthcare professionals stopping by our booth, we were pleased to meet the many perioperative nurses who heard…

Meet Katie MacCallum – NewGen Surgical Celebrates International Women’s Day & Women in Science!

By NewGen Surgical | March 8, 2018

Science and gender equality are both vital for sustainable development. Yet women and girls continued to be excluded from participating fully in science: less than 30% of researchers worldwide are women, according to UNESCO (United Nations Educational Scientific and Culture Organization). The International Day of Women and Girls in Science, celebrated on February 11 and…

New surgical products instrumental to enhancing OR experience

By NewGen Surgical | March 1, 2018

As long as the demand for more complex surgical procedures continues to grow alongside emerging research, medical device manufacturers will continue to develop the products that surgeons need to perform them. “New products and innovations are being developed all the time and facilities and their healthcare workers have a responsibility to assess these new technologies…

MBA grad turns Capstone project into health care product company

By NewGen Surgical | February 14, 2018

The road to Rob Chase’s role as founder and president of NewGen Surgical traveled through Dominican in more ways than one. Rob grew up near the University and routinely would take after-dinner walks with his mother through campus. He eventually stayed on campus, first to earn his MBA in Strategic Management in 2000 and later…

Trending: New Plant-Based Solutions for Non-Recyclable Health, Home Products

By NewGen Surgical | December 6, 2017

While there’s plenty of discussion surrounding single-use plastics — namely straws, water bottles, food packaging, coffee stirrers, etc. — the topic of disposable needle counters doesn’t typically enter into the conversation. But with hospitals across the US generating more than 12,000 tons of waste per day — 30 percent of which come from operating rooms…

Climate Change & NewGen Surgical Impacts – A Perspective

By NewGen Surgical | October 5, 2017

The healthcare supply chain is built on plastics, designed for single use and disposal. Plastics are made of oil, and the use of plastics in healthcare supports fossil fuel dependence, contributing to climate change. To promote public health and curb pollution, the healthcare industry must improve the supply chain, with better material inputs and healthier…