Philips, STERIS ink deal to supply hybrid cardiovascular operating rooms
Royal Philips Electronics and STERIS are collaborating to provide hybrid operating rooms for open and minimally invasive cardiovascular surgical procedures, which they will formally launch next week at the Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) conference in Washington, D.C.

The combination of Philips cardiovascular x-ray systems and STERIS HD 360° Suites technologies and design services will create an environment where clinicians can treat patients requiring minimally invasive procedures, or those needing open surgery, within a single operating suite, according to Philips and the Mentor, Ohio-based STERIS.  

For new facilities and renovation projects, the companies said that Philips will provide interventional x-ray equipment and imaging tables, while STERIS will supply specifically designed HD 360° Suites for hybrid surgical rooms featuring: LED lighting and visualization systems, integrated OR technology, and pendant (equipment management) systems.