/ NEPTUNE 3
Surgical waste is a major concern for hospitals, as operating room staff can be exposed to infection and disease through contact with biohazardous substances. Yet proper disposal is extremely expensive. Tekna has worked diligently to support the aesthetic development of Neptune 3, a fully enclosed, mobile system that helps evacuate surgical fluid and smoke in the operating room. Its onboard vacuum extracts waste into sealed canisters. Once these canisters are full, the system can be wheeled from the OR to a docking station where fluids are emptied via a sealed transfer process. Recognized as a finalist in the 2017 International Design Excellence Awards.