High-Value, Technologically Advanced Products
Northeast Scientific (NES) selects single-use, high-value devices for reprocessing; ones that can lead to the highest profitability for the company. These are very often the most technologically advanced devices, and very often a small-diameter lumen is part of the design.
Northeast Scientific has been reprocessing 60 cm and 100 cm ClosureFAST® RF ablation catheters for four years. These lumened devices are used to occlude the saphenous vein of the leg in the treatment of varicose veins. Within those four years, more than 125,000 devices have been successfully reprocessed, with a remarkably low return rate of less than 0.3 percent.
Following three years of intense interaction with the USFDA, NES received a permit to export reprocessed pacemakers, a Class III implantable device. NES is working on the reprocessing of several other highly sophisticated Class II and Class III single-use devices for release in 2016 and beyond.
In 2015, NES became an Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) with the release of its EsoSure® Esophageal Retractor stylet, an elegantly simple device forged in Nitinol, that can be used to safely move the esophagus during surgery.