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The SurgiScans striking LED reveals datamatrix code on a surgical instrument








SurgiScan


The SurgiScan is designed specifically for reading 2D Data
Matrix barcodes marked onto all types of surgical instruments in the fastest possible time,
used worldwide in CSSD and hospital environments.

This has allowed full instrument level traceability in the workflow.






SurgiScan - Embedded


Our SurgiScan Embedded reader is the product of years of
development and experience.

Based on the original SurgiScan, this scanner is completely embedded e.g. processing power built in and no need for a
Windows Software application.












About 2DSurgical






Our family company, Steribar Systems Ltd was established in 2003 combining our background knowledge from the health service with experience in industrial tracking and traceability. Our aim was to create a scanner to read “difficult to read” 2D Data matrix codes on surgical instruments.

We achieved our aim and in subsequent years honed our software and technical expertise to produce world leading solutions.

In the early years we quickly diversified to apply our technology to applications in other areas, even reading codes on components for Formula 1!

Most notably, we developed superfast scanners to read very small, multiple codes on racks of vials in laboratories and biobanks. We continue to be the global leader in this field.

In 2014 we produced our new instrument reader – “SurgiScan “. So confident of it’s outstanding performance and impact we launched our new company 2DSurgical Ltd. to focus on this area of business.

We believe it is important to work closely with our customers and our suppliers. Developing good business relationships enable us to achieve the highest of standards. Continuous improvement of our products through constant research and development is strongly embedded in our culture. It’s simply what we do.





Case Studies







  • CSSD's where the SurgiScan is being used


    Jessa Hospital - Belgium


    2DSurgical are providing the barcode reading equipment “SurgiScan / R+” into Jessa hospital in Belgium working with our reseller partners Besco & Nutrace. In 2012, Jessa Hospital (1.000 beds, 2 campuses, Virga Jesse and Salvator, 45,000 surgical interventions, 190.000 sets and 4.900.000 instruments a year) decided to build a new SPD at an external location. Management of the SPD project was in the hands of Dr Frank Weekers, Medical Director, and Mr Jaak Damiaans, Head Pharmacist. Our main concern was the quality and control of the follow-up throughout the process. For the fitting out of the SPD and the technical facilities, Jessa Hospital opted for the highest possible quality standards. But even more important is complete Track & Tracing “From patient to patient” with tracing down to instrument level.

    A number of priorities were set as criteria for selecting the software for the SPD of Jessa Hospital:

    • Tracing at instrument level and engraving the data matrix on the instruments by laser
    • Checking the safety of the sets after use with the patient by weighing
    • Linking with the Jessa OR software
    • Integration and checking of all equipment parameters (washing machines, sterilizers) in the database of the SPD software
    • Managing the SPD as a production unit, taking into account the future use of the sets
    • Managing the entire logistical process
    • Guarantee of availability of the instrument sets for all planned interventions

    The choice of SteMaTo®-Europe (NuTrace™-USA) was based on completeness, experience in an industrial setting, the flexibility to adapt to organisational developments. The open way of cooperating with external partners (OR software, laser and scales supplier, etc.) was undeniably a very important added value.

    In addition, SteMaTo®-Europe (NuTrace™-USA) guaranteed that all data from the SPD software used by the 2 campuses (T-Doc, Getinge and Steriline, Aexis Medical) would be fully recovered in the SteMaTo®-Europe (NuTrace™-USA) database. Finally, permanent support and follow-up for several years offered the best guarantee for a successful implementation. Despite the stringent demands we made, SteMaTo®-Europe (NuTrace™-USA) lived up to expectations. Linking up with the various OR planning systems (each campus works with its own OR software) resulted in 1 SteMaTo®-Europe (NuTrace™-USA) plan. Registration used during the intervention, and therefore a link to the right patient, needs assessment by user profile per intervention per surgeon (BOM) not only means prior and continuous monitoring by the OR managers of the availability of sets and instruments, but forms the basis for a production-driven SPD. Multiple telephone calls with demand for the urgent treatment of sets were replaced by priorities that no longer disrupted the normal sterilization process.

    The result is a more structured SPD process, leading to a significant increase in efficiency (+20%). The engraving of the data matrix on the instruments was an entirely new practice for Jessa Hospital. By integrating all necessary instrument parameters in NuTrace™ (type of material, size of the data matrix, unique code), it was possible to apply the data matrix to 60,000 instruments without the need for extra staff. The time taken to apply the data matrix is offset by the time saved when scanning the data matrix when compiling the set.

    The combination of data matrix and weighing the sets after use in the transfer point proved to be the best guarantee of good tracing. The safety of the patient combined with less loss (or temporary loss) of instruments represent a significant added value. Finally, the organization of the SPD and related processes (OR, logistics) are always subject to change and improvement. A SPD software that aims to provide effective organizational support can therefore not be static and must provide the necessary adaptations at regular intervals to follow these developments. NuTrace™-USA (SteMaTo®-Europe) endorses this philosophy in full, and grows with the challenging targets of the SPD of Jessa Hospital.





  • GZA Hospital - Belgium

    2DSurgical are providing the barcode reading equipment “SurgiScan” into GZA hospital in Belgium working with our reseller partners Besco & Nutrace.

    A new SPD and new tracing software for the GZA hospitals.

    In 2011, the GZA hospitals in Antwerp (850 beds, 3 campuses at Sint Augustinus, St. Vincentius and St. Jozef, 45.000 surgical interventions, 180.000 sets and 4.500.000 instruments a year) decided to build a new SPD at St. Augustinus Hospital with the aim of centralising all the sterilisation activities of the 3 hospitals here at a later date. As head of the SPD, I am mainly concerned about quality, taking responsibility and tracing up to instrument level.

    Until 2011, GZA used a self-developed software. Although we already had an efficient system with a form of tracing down to instrument level, we wanted a software that provided an even better guarantee of complete tracing, linked to the changes in the operation of the SPD and which could fully support the centralisation of the 3 hospitals. A number of priorities were set as criteria for selecting SteMaTo® for the SPD of the GZA hospitals:

    • Tracing at instrument level and engraving the data matrix on the instruments by laser
    • Checking the safety of the sets after use with the patient by weighing
    • Linking with the GZA OR software
    • Guarantee of availability of the instrument sets for all planned interventions


    The choice of SteMaTo® was based on completeness with the flexibility to adapt to organisational developments. In addition, permanent support and follow-up for several years offered the best guarantee for a successful implementation. Engraving the data matrix on the instruments was a completely new practice for the GZA hospitals, we even became a pioneer in Belgium. By integrating all necessary instrument parameters in SteMaTo® (type of material, size of the data matrix, unique code), it was possible to apply the data matrix to 50,000 instruments without the need for extra staff. The time taken to apply the data matrix is offset by the time saved when scanning the data matrix when compiling the set.

    The combination of data matrix and weighing the sets after use in the transfer point proved to be the best guarantee of good tracing. The safety of the patient combined with less loss (or temporary loss) of instruments represent a significant added value. By linking with the OR Software and reserving sets for each intervention, SteMaTo® supported us in managing the production process. This significantly improved the availability when needed of the sterile sets, making the production process in the department more efficient.

    Cis Theeuwes

    Head of SPD

    A SurgiScan sitting in front of its workstation, ready to track sterile instruments



Where to buy





Join our global network of established partners.

We focus on design and manufacture to produce a world beating scanner which is also cost effective.

We sell to Distributors and Tracking System Providers as we believe this is the best way for our scanners to be supported locally around the world.

If you are a Distributor or Tracking System Provider please contact us to discuss your requirements.

If you are a CSSD or Hospital Manager please ask your Distributor or Tracking System Provider to obtain SurgiScans for you.

If you need help - please contact us so that we can help you find your nearest Provider.

SurgiScan software is written by our Developers and will work with any system.