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CareFusion's New Camera Controller Improves Surgical Field Visibility During Minimally Invasive Procedures

Monday, April 12, 2010 General News J E 4
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SAN DIEGO, April 12 CareFusion (NYSE: CFN), a leading, global medical device company, today announced the launch of EnView(TM), an innovative device used to hold and maneuver an endoscope allowing surgeons a clear and stable view of the anatomy during laparoscopic surgery.

It is estimated that there are more than 6 million laparoscopic procedures annually worldwide and in 95 percent of them a surgical assistant now holds the camera up to several hours. The CareFusion EnView provides camera stability and helps eliminate challenges related to manually holding endoscopes, such as fatigue, hand tremors and miscommunication.

The device accommodates 5mm and 10mm endoscopes and integrates with a hospital's existing visualization equipment. Its clamping system provides flexibility of placement with little or no interference with other working ports and its one-handed endoscope removal allows for easy cleaning. The EnView uses hydraulic technology and operates without the need for electricity or software.

"Nearly all laparoscopic surgeries currently require a handheld camera," said David Schlotterbeck, chairman and CEO of CareFusion. "By eliminating the need for a person to hold the camera during surgery, the EnView improves surgeon workflow and potentially reduces procedure time, both helping to lower the cost of health care."

CareFusion EnView is part of the CareFusion line of minimally invasive surgical products which include V. Mueller® and Snowden-Pencer® surgical instruments.

About CareFusion Corporation

CareFusion (NYSE: CFN) is a global corporation serving the health care industry with products and services that help hospitals measurably improve the safety and quality of care. The company develops market-leading technologies including Alaris® IV pumps, Pyxis® automated dispensing and patient identification systems, AVEA® and Pulmonetic Systems ventilation and respiratory products, ChloraPrep® products, MedMined(TM) services for infection surveillance, NeuroCare neurological monitoring and diagnostic products, V. Mueller® surgical instruments, and an extensive line of products that support interventional medicine. CareFusion employs more than 15,000 people across its global operations. More information may be found at www.carefusion.com.

SOURCE CareFusion
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