Hi all. Our surgery department is currently using the Niagara irrigators. Now that ownership has gone to ACMI then to Gyrus and currently to Olympus, it’s become a real biomed unfriendly situation. Now the only thing I can get for parts is the bladders and nothing else. No rocket science with these, just valves and tubing and fiberglass. Are your surgery departments using something different? Is there a third party parts source for these Niagaras? At an average of $1300 a pop for a minor repair, it’s a hard hit to us financially.
[from Biomedtalk 8-1-2012]