The Operio Sterile Air Flow unit filters the ambient air through a highly purifying H 14 Hepa filter with an efficiency of over 99.9%, which eliminates bacteria and micro-organisms (including coronavirus covid 19) by over 99.9%! These units can be positioned to produce a “bacteria-free zone” that offers the greatest possible protection for both the surgical team and the patient, in that they filter 400 m3 of air per hour, thus reducing microorganisms in the entire room. The entirety of a 60 m3 space will be completely filtered every 9 minutes. The units provide, without any obstructions, extremely efficient protection from bacteria and microorganisms of exactly the operating area and instruments as recommended by the German Robert Koch Institute (RKI). The units utilise 2-stage filtering (F7 and H14 Hepa filters).
The Sterile Air Flow units create an asepsis for the instruments and operating area (and that’s what matters!) that is comparable to an ISO5 operating theatre (very high level of asepsis for implant surgery ), because the Sterile Air Flow directly and immediately protects the instruments and the operating area without obstructions – such as operating theatre lights or the operating theatre team. (Data on the Infectiological significance of room ventilation systems in operating and minor procedures rooms, 2010 Kramer1, R. Külpmann2, F.Wille3, B. Christiansen4, M. Exner5, and Koll. Zentralbl Chir 2010; 135(1): 11-17.)
Operio can be used to carry out many procedures in outpatient settings, instead of the operating theatre, while ensuring the maximum level of asepsis.
The horizontal flow means that the sterility of the operating area and instruments is not obstructed by the operating lights or surgical team. This results in the greatest possible elimination of turbulence and bacteria contamination. This operating principle achieves up to 95% more “sterility” for the operating area and instruments than conventional air supply via ceilings (see studies). Operations with implants require the greatest possible degree of asepsis, in that the consequences of an infection are serious and often very cost-intensive. The mobility of the Operio units and their affordable price also make it possible to upgrade existing operating and minor procedures rooms quickly and cost-effectively. In the outpatient area, implant surgery, plastic surgery, reconstructive and aesthetic surgery, hand surgery and many other operations and minor procedures can be performed under highly aseptic conditions – conditions that were previously only possible in a very expensive operating theatre.
The units utilise 2-stage filtering (F7 and H14 Hepa filter). H14 filters currently offer the best filter protection against bacteria in accordance with EN 1422. A virtually bacteria-free, stable flow of HEPA-filtered air is generated that encompasses both the instruments and the operating area.
The benefits of outpatient surgery that can be performed thanks to Operio are:
The device flow capacity is 400 m3/hour. This means that, in a standard 25 m2 clinic, all the air is filtered every 9 minutes, 6.4 times/hour.
With each passing hour, Operio significantly increases the clinic asepsis, and adds an effective source of removal of the Coronavirus Covid19 virus.
Operio can be installed in just a few minutes, and requires a standard socket to operate; in addition, thanks to its compact size and rubber castors, it can be moved quickly whenever necessary.
The units are extremely small and easy to handle, and they can also be used in very small spaces. The Operio removable instrument table is available in different lengths of 45 cm (for intravitreal injections), 60 cm (for ophthalmological operations and intravitreal injections) and 75 cm (for operations requiring many instruments). The electrical height adjustment feature can be operated by the sterile operating theatre personnel (using a sterile covered display) as well as by the other operating theatre personnel (using a separate display). This eliminates the need to purchase a separate instrument table for storing the instruments. The bacteria level in the entire operating theatre will also be reduced by constantly cleaning the air with Hepa filters.
Intravitreal injection (IVT) and small procedures
Operio enables implant surgery under highly aseptic conditions
mobile-no installation required
Achieves a filtering effect of 99.995%, including coronaviruses
intravitreal injections, cataract operations and other ophthalmological operations can be carried out under highly aseptic conditions
Up to 95% more "sterility" than with conventional air supply via ceilings in the operating field and for the instruments