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ThumBlade(tm) System - the new standard in safety scalpels from PMD Inc.*

Responding to user demands and government safety requirements Precision Medical Devices Inc. (PMD) has introduced a revolutionary new safety scalpel blade and handle system: the ThumBladeTM safety scalpel system. Featuring patent pending innovative thumb activation independent mechanisms, PMD's ThumBladeTM safety scalpels enable one-handed activation smoothly and safely by right or left handed practitioners with no contact with the exposed blade.

This activation affords an easy, natural opening motion while keeping the other fingers out of the way. The safety sheath is made from high quality ABS composite with a completely flat and smooth top, providing a stable platform for better control during the procedure. The extra sharp blades are stainless steel, pre-sterilized, and disposable after single use. The blade sheaths and packaging are color coded by size for easy counting and safe use. The stainless steel handles are pre-sterilized for first use and can be re-sterilized and re-used.

These handles, available in both #3 and #4 fitments, are premium length and back-weighted for the grip and feel practitioners prefer.

OSHA requirements address sharps injuries to practitioners and their assistants. The ThumBlade's protective sheath system helps users and institutions meet these requirements by eliminating contact with the exposed blade when used properly. The same independent thumb-activated closing mechanism returns the sheath to its original position thereby shielding the blade. Then, its single hand ejection button minimizes the risk of sharps injuries while disposing of the sheathed blade.

"PMD has heard from our customers about their continuing need for a safety blade system that combines high quality performance and safety with great value. The ThumBladeTM system was developed to meet those needs, and we deliver on both counts." said John R.

Inzero, Director of Sourcing & Development at Precision Medical Devices, Inc. "Our system's performance is predicated on our extra-sharp blades and re-usable stainless steel handles; in addition, and this is what makes it so significant, because of our creative pricing program it has the usage cost of throw-away plastic handle scalpels. Many end users, such as hospitals and clinics in cities and small towns, cannot afford, because of budgetary constraints, the safety systems currently on the market. But our new line of safety scalpels and handles is not only unique; it is also economical for all institutions and practitioners. This in itself is revolutionary in the industry. Combined with our exclusive activation mechanism and overall quality, this product is in a class by itself."
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