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  • Kennedy Medical Technology

    1. 1. Kennedy Medical Technology, LLC. KMT KMT, 815 Monroe Street, Newport, KY 41071 Phone: 919.698.3376 Email: [email_address]
    2. 2. <ul><li>Surgical cataract removal procedure </li></ul><ul><li>Number 1 therapeutic surgery for Americans over 65 years of age. 1.4 million procedures performed each year. </li></ul><ul><li>Becoming very popular among veterinarians </li></ul>7
    3. 3. <ul><li>A slim, lightweight, piezo-electric, air-cooled, autoclavable instrument approximately the size of a magic marker </li></ul>
    4. 4. Bausch & Lomb Millennium Bausch & Lomb Premiere Alcon 20,000 Legacy AMO Sovereign
    5. 5. OMS Series 4 Chiron Catalyst Alcon 10,000 OMS Series 3
    6. 6. <ul><li>a handpiece will typically break down after approximately 500 procedures because of: </li></ul><ul><li>Crystals cracked </li></ul><ul><li>Cord (wire) damage </li></ul><ul><li>Connector damage </li></ul><ul><li>Tip damage </li></ul><ul><li>Jammed needles </li></ul><ul><li>Clogged aspiration port </li></ul>14
    7. 7. <ul><li>Only damaged cords, connectors, and shells can be identified by visual inspection </li></ul><ul><li>For all other problems, the handpiece must be completely disassembled to evaluate the internal components to determine cause of failure </li></ul><ul><li>In order to replace any component including the connector and cord, the entire handpiece must be taken apart and re-assembled </li></ul>19
    8. 8. <ul><li>Complete disassembly including transducer assembly from outer shell and transducer </li></ul><ul><li>Replaceable parts are discarded </li></ul><ul><li>Remaining parts ultrasonically cleaned/inspected </li></ul><ul><li>Transducer reassembled using new parts and tested </li></ul><ul><li>Transducer assembly mated to new tested connector and cable assembly – tested again then placed in shell housing </li></ul><ul><li>Autoclaved and re-tested. </li></ul>20
    9. 9. <ul><li>KMT, Inc. offers repair of all 3 early generations of Ethicon harmonic scalpel, plus the new Harmonic Blue. </li></ul>
    10. 10. <ul><li>Ultrasonic instrument that cuts and cauterizes at the same time- coagulates blood proteins-55,000 Hz </li></ul><ul><li>Operates at a much lower temperature than other instruments- electrical surgical unit (ESU) </li></ul><ul><li>Produces very little if any smoke or charring of tissue- clearer surgical field </li></ul><ul><li>Use improves recovery time of patient </li></ul>
    11. 11. <ul><li>Harmonic scalpel used in all types of open and laparoscopic procedures </li></ul><ul><li>Very popular for tonsillectomy </li></ul><ul><li>Ob/Gyn </li></ul><ul><li>Can be used in most cases where ESU is traditionally used </li></ul><ul><li>Becoming more popular for obvious reasons </li></ul>
    12. 12. <ul><li>Scalpels are very similar to phaco handpiece in technology </li></ul><ul><li>Also works on the piezoelectric effect </li></ul><ul><li>Plugs into the host system via a cable and multi-pin connector </li></ul>
    13. 13. <ul><li>Complete disassembly of scalpel: discard cable, connector, crystals, electrodes and o-rings </li></ul><ul><li>Inspect and clean salvaged components ultrasonically: shell, header assembly, horn, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Complete subassemblies and test each: cable assembly, transducer stack assembly, cable stack assembly, final assembly </li></ul><ul><li>Final test, autoclave and re-test </li></ul>
    14. 14. <ul><li>Manufacturers do not repair. Handpiece or scalpel are replaced </li></ul><ul><li>KMT Inc. will Repair or exchange </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Within two working days from approval of repair </li></ul></ul><ul><li>KMT Inc. Provides Emergency exchange </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Customer requires handpiece the next day. Send to customer that night and customer’s broken handpiece is sent in as an exchange </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No loaners available </li></ul></ul>22
    15. 15. <ul><li>Currently using manufacturer </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Possible reasons- quality, safety, ease. do not know alternative exists </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Possible concerns- Price, poor service, being controlled by manufacturer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>KMT, Inc. provides better service and price without sacrificing quality. </li></ul></ul>25
    16. 16. <ul><li>All repairs utilize new components </li></ul><ul><li>Cable, crystals, electrodes, connector assembly, o-rings and seals </li></ul><ul><li>Custom made cable w/ Aramid fiber </li></ul><ul><li>We use the same vendors for components as the OEM’s whenever possible </li></ul><ul><li>Unmatched engineering support- lead engineer for Alcon and AMO on staff </li></ul><ul><li>Annually audited Quality System </li></ul>
    17. 17. <ul><li>Our quality system is a living, breathing thing. It does not sit on the shelf until audit time. We use it every day. </li></ul>
    18. 18. Kennedy Medical Technology, LLC. KMT KMT, 815 Monroe Street, Newport, KY 41071 Phone: 919.698.3376 Email: [email_address]

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