Rezum: Delivers targeted, controlled doses of stored thermal energy in water vapour directly to the region of the prostate gland with the obstructive tissue causing lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS). View short video on Rezum.
PLASMA System: Is a bipolar electrosurgery system for transurethral resection and haemostasis of the prostate. It uses electrodes to cut out (resect) prostate tissue and stop any local bleeding afterwards (haemostasis), which avoids the risk of transurethral resection syndrome and reduces the need for blood transfusion. View a short video on PLASMA System.
Improving the Patient Experience during procedures
XprESS multi-sinus dilation system: Dilation of the XprESS balloon remodels the bony sinus outflow tract by displacing adjacent bone and paranasal sinus structures. This reduce the tissue lost compared to traditional functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS) procedures. View a short video on XprESS.
Thopaz+ portable digital system: Digital chest drain system that provides regulated negative pressure close to the patient’s chest and continuously monitors and records air leak and fluid drainage. Sensors in the system turn the pump on and off to ensure the pressure level set by the healthcare professional is precisely maintained. View a short video on Thopaz+.
Spectra Optia: Is an apheresis and cell collection platform for the treatment of sickle cell disease. It separates and removes sickle red blood cells from the patient’s blood using continuous flow and centrifugation. View a short video on Spectra Optia.
Technologies receiving continued support from the 2021/22 policy are:
For more information, please contact the South West AHSN’s RUP lead and Programme Manager, Steve Johnson-Wood.
MedTech Funding Mandate Drop-In Sessions
The South West AHSN MedTech Funding Mandate Team are hosting a series of drop-in events on Microsoft Teams, designed to help clinicians and those in finance, operations and commissioning to learn more about the 2022/23 policy and the devices, diagnostics and digital products included within it.
The drop-in sessions will take place on:
All events will be held online on Microsoft Teams from 1-2pm. There will be no set agenda for the sessions, and you are free to sign-up to discuss any of the products and technologies relevant to you and your teams.
The following products may be of interest to specific teams:
Spectra Optia – Haematology Teams
XprESS – ENT teams
PLASMA System, GreenLight XPS, Rezum & Urolift – Urology Teams
HeartFlow – Cardiology and Radiology Teams
Thopaz+ – Respiratory, Thoracic Surgery Teams, AMU, ED, Infection Control Teams
Please sign-up to the event in this form. The team will then contact you to arrange a specific time-slot on your chosen date.