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Stryker Unveils its Next-Generation of Advanced Surgical Cameras

Stryker, a prominent global medical technology firm, has introduced the latest generation of minimally invasive surgical cameras, known as the 1788 platform, today. This advanced camera system is poised to revolutionize surgery across various medical specialties.

The all-in-one surgical camera platform delivers enhanced image quality with well-balanced lighting, a broader spectrum of colors, and sharper fluorescence signal delineation. This platform has been meticulously designed to offer improved visualization of blood circulation and vital anatomical structures. It possesses the capability to visualize multiple optical imaging agents at critical moments during surgical procedures.

“When it comes to surgical outcomes, dependable imaging is one of the most critical factors. With the enhanced imaging capabilities of the 1788, surgeons have a complete surgical camera technology that provides consistent and vivid imaging,” said Dr. Matthew Albert, colon and rectal surgeon at Advent Health. “Patients deserve high-quality care, and we’re thrilled that this solution allows our operating room teams to deliver just that.”

Importantly, the 1788 platform is compatible with existing imaging agents currently available in the market and can be adapted to accommodate new agents and fluorescence modes as they emerge.

These technological advancements expand the range of clinical applications and benefit various medical specialties, including urology, neurology, as well as ear, nose, and throat procedures.

“Stryker partnered with our surgeon users to design the 1788 platform to be a powerful partner in the OR and to enhance the surgical experience across specialties. This is another way in which Stryker is living up to its rich legacy of delivering the most innovative surgical technology to help surgeons support improved patient outcomes,” said Andrés Rosales, vice president and general manager of Stryker’s Endoscopy business unit.

“The early feedback has been that the 1788 camera delivers better fluorescence imaging and an enhanced user experience, which is particularly helpful in those deep or highly complex cases when surgeons are working in tight cavities—such as sinus cases and pituitary resections,” added Rosales.

“Clear visualization is a necessity when a patient’s life is in your hands. It’s important that surgeons can visualize perfusion and critical anatomy to make surgical decisions intraoperatively,” said Dr. Albert.

Key features of the 1788 platform include:

1. A wider color gamut, offering 62.5 times more visible colors.
2. Enhanced fluorescence imaging with improved consistency.
3. High dynamic range and a new tone mode for more even lighting.
4. Clearance for visualizing CYTALUX®, an imaging agent designed to illuminate lung and ovarian cancer during surgery.

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