ENGLEWOOD, Colo., Aug. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- CIRCA Scientific, the leader in advanced esophageal temperature monitoring, announced today that its S-CATH™ Esophageal Temperature Monitoring System has been awarded an Innovative Technology contract by Vizient, Inc., the largest member-driven health care performance improvement company in the country. The agreement enables Vizient's participating healthcare members to take advantage of enhanced savings on CIRCA Scientific's temperature monitoring products.
Vizient's Innovative Technology contracts are reserved for technologies that demonstrate an ability to enhance clinical care or patient safety, and those that improve an organization's care delivery and business model. This prestigious contract was awarded to CIRCA Scientific based on the recommendation of hospital experts with expertise in this category who serve on one of Vizient's member-led councils.
Accurately monitoring the temperature of the esophagus is an important component of complex cardiac ablation procedures. The company's S-CATH Esophageal Temperature Monitoring System enhances esophageal temperature monitoring with multi-point temperature sensing featuring an array of 12 fast-response temperature sensors on a soft, flexible, self-expanding probe, which conforms to the shape of the esophagus, providing maximum esophageal coverage. Independent studies have demonstrated that the S-CATH provides temperature information more quickly and more accurately than conventional temperature probes.
"Due to the number of products and services being released and marketed as 'innovative', member hospitals truly value the thorough innovative technology review process in place at Vizient to help them identify products worth further evaluation at their own facilities," said Debbie Archer, director of procurement and leader of Vizient's Innovative Technology program for suppliers. "After a full review of S-CATH™ Esophageal Temperature Monitoring System, Vizient's member council agreed this solution offers unique and incremental benefit over other products available on the market today, and recommended it for an Innovative Technology contract. We are pleased to award this new contract to CIRCA Scientific."
"CIRCA is proud to have been awarded a three year Innovative Technology contract and we look forward to working with Vizient to bring CIRCA's advanced esophageal temperature monitoring products with negotiated contract savings to their members and clinicians," said Lee Geist, President and CEO of CIRCA Scientific.
About CIRCA Scientific
CIRCA Scientific is an emerging medical device company which was founded to develop highly responsive temperature monitoring products for use when speed and accuracy are critical. Founded in 2009, CIRCA Scientific is privately held and based in Englewood, Colorado.
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