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AAOS Annual Meeting 2010

17 March 2010


Howorth Air Technology recently made its first appearance at the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons’ 2010 Annual Meeting, held in New Orleans in March this year. The exhibition is the world’s largest gathering of companies displaying products and services specifically for the orthopaedic surgeon, and offered the 14 000 international orthopaedic surgeons and other healthcare professionals who attended, a perfect opportunity to compare products, attend demonstrations and have questions answered by representatives from over 500 companies from around the world.

The Howorth stand featured a multi media presentation showing the benefits in reduction of CFUs under the exponential airflow ExflowTM ultra clean canopy, compared to conventionally ventilated operating rooms. The stand was manned by Howorth’s North American representative, TriState, and Adrian Parkin, Managing Director of Howorth Air Technology.

Howorth already has in excess of 250 units installed in North American hospitals, and has been working in the country for over 25 years. However, the partnership with TriState and its presence at the AOSS Annual Meeting confirmed Howorth’s new focus on establishing the ExflowTM system as the clean air system of choice in North American orthopaedic operating rooms. To further support this, Howorth has a number of client training/awareness sessions lined up in the US over the next 9 months, and will be attending more healthcare shows across the country. TriState engineers and representatives have been trained in all aspects of the ExflowTM, so are able to promote the product with confidence.

“Unlike the United Kingdom, the American healthcare system currently does not recognise ultra clean ventilation as being essential operating room technology; working with TriState, Howorth plans to change this. There is no American equivalent to the ExflowTM, so this is a perfect opportunity for a British company to make its mark.”