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Northgate Technologies Inc Named as a Finalist in the 2023 Edison Awards™


Northgate Technologies Inc announces that it has been named a finalist in the 2023 Edison Awards. The company is being honored in the Health, Medical & Biotech category for its industry-changing laparoscopic smoke removal device, the NEBULAE SRS. The Edison  Awards™, named after the American inventor Thomas Alva Edison, recognizes some of the  most innovative products and business leaders in the world with past winners including Steve Jobs, Elon Musk, General Motors and Genentech. The prestigious accolades honor excellence in new product and service development, marketing, design and innovation.

Based out of Elgin, IL, NTI has been designing, manufacturing, and innovating minimally invasive surgical devices since 1984. Historically known for the distribution of their stone management environment lithotripsy devices and insufflators, NTI introduced the direct sales of the NEBULAE SRS in March 2022. Surgical smoke has been a documented issue for the operating room since the 1970’s and currently state legislations have begun taking action to reduce exposure to the staff and patient through mandating the use of surgical smoke removal device in the OR. Although these devices can reduce exposure to harmful toxins like benzene, formaldehyde, and hydrogen cyanide¹, there are other issues to consider.

The other industry concerns include²-

Maintaining pressure of the pneumoperitoneum

Endoscope fogging

Removing smoke in a closed-environment allowing for zero exposure to staff and patient Safety of the surgical smoke removal device- where is the smoke venting, does one need to touch a filter, is your device wasting CO2 gas?

The NEBUALE SRS is the only device within the current market with a closed-loop system that removes surgical smoke, filters the hazards into a series of closed filters, and returns cleaned CO2 back into the patient thus maintaining pressure for the entirety of the procedure, eliminating exposure completely, and drastically reducing CO2 usage.

“NTI is very excited to be an award finalist for the 2023 Edison Awards. To have the NEBULAE SRS be recognized as an innovative product by such a globally respected leader is very exciting and we are proud to participate.” Brian Weigand, NTI Director of Sales

All nominations are reviewed by the Edison Awards Steering Committee with the final ballot being determined by an independent judging panel. The panel is comprised of more than 3,000 senior business executives and academics from the fields of product development, design, engineering, science, marketing and education, as well as past winners.

Gold, Silver and Bronze winners will be announced at the Edison Awards Gala on Thursday, April 20, 2023 in Fort Myers, FL. For more information on the Edison Awards, please visit Applications for the 2024 awards will open midyear, 2023.

¹ Quick Safety Issue 56: Alleviating the Dangers of Surgical Smoke, The Joint Commission, Pub 1/2020

² Northgate Technologies Inc, Clinician Exchange Surgeon Survey Results, NOR-SPEC-PROMO-0056, 9/2022

Source: Northgate Technologies Inc

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