GENICON Launches New Products – Bariatric Instrumentation and Specimen Retrieval Bag

GENICON today announced the worldwide launch of two new product lines to compliment its existing range of Laparoscopic instrumentation. These new products, launched into the US and International markets simultaneously, include the Specimen Retrieval Bag and Bariatric Disposable Mono-Polar Instrumentation.

The Specimen Retrieval Bag is an easy-to-use retrieval system designed to temporarily contain specimen and facilitate its removal from the patient during laparoscopic surgery. Designed to minimize contamination of the abdominal cavity, the Specimen Retrieval Bag with a 235+ CC capacity is ideal for Laparoscopic Cholesystecomy procedures.

The Bariatric Disposable Mono-Polar Instrumentation is an extension of GENICON’s existing 33cm Disposable Mono-Polar product line. The new instruments are offered in a 5mm diameter with a 45cm working length. This new product line includes a full range of scissors, graspers, and dissectors with both Ratcheting and Non-Ratcheting handles. These new instruments have been designed for use in a variety of minimally invasive procedures including laparoscopic gastric bypass and laparoscopic gastric banding.

GENICON Disposable Monopolar Instruments and Novation

GENICON announced today that it has been chosen in a three-year, multi-source purchasing agreement for Disposable Laparoscopic Instrumentation by Novation.

This agreement focuses on GENICON Disposable Monopolar Instrumentation and will take effect April 1, 2008. This agreement enhances the market offerings even further for the members of the VHA, University HealthSystem Consortium, and Provista groups.

Gary Haberland, GENICON CEO said, “Novation has always provided the finest products to their members and we are proud to be recognized as providing the best in class products for them.”

About Novation
Novation is the industry’s leading contracting services company that delivers unmatched savings to more than 2,500 members and affiliates of VHA Inc. and the University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC) and over 10,000 Provista customers. By combining scale and agility with clinical knowledge and product expertise, Novation offers the most extensive range of advanced contracting services. VHA, UHC and Provista members used Novation and alliance contracts to purchase $31.6 billion in supplies and services in 2006. For more information about Novation, visit http://www.novationco.com .

About GENICON
GENICON is recognized as an emerging leader in the design, production, and distribution of patented surgical instrumentation focused exclusively on laparoscopic surgery. Based in Orlando, Florida, GENICON is a company driven to meet the needs of modern-day healthcare through the harmonization of clinical needs and the economic demands of a global healthcare system. Product concepts and ongoing development originate from a distinguished panel of surgeons within GENICON’s Clinical Product Review Board. The panel includes General, Gynecologic, Urologic and Pediatric Surgeons who provide insight to product design that will meet the needs of our global surgeon client base.