Our Approach


Our Technology

Prescient Surgical is developing a broad portfolio of products leveraging our core technology, staying true to the philosophy that the best strategies for preventing SSI should not alter current surgical practices. Surgeons employ a number of strategies for reducing the risk of infection, some are initiated before the patient enters the hospital and others continue long after discharge. Because surgical infections occur during surgery, intraoperative approaches represent the best opportunity to reduce infection rates. We’ve partnered with a world-class scientific and clinical team to validate our unique approach. Prescient Surgical is working to provide an innovative combination of features that integrate seamlessly into the flow of surgical care.


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