Smart Sustainable Design™

We look at the function of a medical device or product used every day in the O.R. and ask how we can reduce or eliminate the plastic in this product by replacing it with materials that are more sustainable.

Our first product, the NewGen Surgical NGS35W Skin Stapler offers dramatic improvements in sustainability from single-use disposable plastic staplers. Designed by an experienced medical device team using cradle-to-cradle consideration, you’ll appreciate the decreased plastic used and functionality.

NGS35W Sustainable Skin Stapler

“The skin stapler is something that can be used in every specialty and outside the operating in the emergency room and elsewhere. Most hospitals and surgeons want to be as sustainable as possible – especially with something like this – the NGS35W skin stapler – an easy change to make that can have an impact.”

-Cardiac Surgeon

Clinical Performance
  • Audible and tactile feedback when firing cycle completes
  • Alignment indicator designed for accurate staple placement
  • Ergonomically designed for ease of use
    • - Accommodates a variety of hand positions and sizes
    • - Low force-to-fire
  • Easy to see staple remaining indicator
  • 35 surgical stainless steel staples
  • Quality assurance - each device
    functionally tested

Sustainable Design
  • Made with 69% plant-based material*
  • 67% reduction in energy used for production*
  • Less plastic produced and discarded*
  • Lightweight design can reduce
    transportation and disposal cost*
  • Available in procedure packs, our plant-based tray removes even more plastic packaging from the waste stream†
  • * Based on comparison to like product made with plastic.
  • † Bulk, non-sterile available for procedure packs through authorized distributors.

With over 35 million skin staplers used every year, even one stapler can make a difference – tons of plastic waste burned or landfilled each and every year, over a lifetime of years. How many 35W skin staplers does your hospital use per year? The NGS35W will help with your Greening the O.R. initiatives and give you a plant-based option for your routine skin closure.

Introducing the NewGen Surgical Needle Counters

Clinical Performance
  • Easy-to-read numbers for securing of needles
  • Secure latch with audible closure feedback
  • Compliance with OSHA requirements and ASTM F2132 for puncture resistance
  • Latex free
  • Red color signifies biohazard
Sustainable Design
  • The needle counter box is sourced from plant-based material:
    - 95% plastic reduction by weight
    - Reduction in energy used for production
    - Less plastic produced and discarded
    - Able to decompose; rate dependent on disposal conditions
  • Prop 65 compliant
  • Free of intentionally added BPA or BPA derived plastics, mercury, phthalates, and PVC
  • One ton of plastic waste can be avoided for every 25,000 needle counters; be part of our Small Change, Big Impact EPP program
  • 100% of the packaging for the single sterile needle counters can be recycled if the hospital and their respective waste hauler providers support this service

Needle counter sustainability statements supported and/or validated by third party resources.