Frequently Asked Questions:
Who is OBP Medical?
OBP Medical, headquartered in Lawrence, MA, is a leading global developer of single-use, self-contained, illuminating medical devices. Our single-use lights are among the brightest on the market, allowing for optimal visualization during procedures and making reusable light sources a thing of the past. In addition, because clinicians no longer have to worry about finding, replacing or cleaning reusable light sources, customers experience faster patient throughput and a reduction in the risk of cross-contamination. OBP Medical’s innovative products are used in physician offices, surgery centers and hospitals around the world.
What products does OBP Medical manufacture?
OBP Medical manufactures and supplies high-quality, disposable medical devices with built-in, single-use LED light sources. Our product line includes laryngoscopes, vaginal specula, anoscopes, surgical retractors, endoscopic seals, fluid management systems, pre-packed hysteroscopy procedure kits, pelvic exam kits and IUD insertion kits. More information about our office products can be found here, and more details on our hospital products can be found here.
What type of quality certifications does OBP Medical have?
OBP Medical is an ISO 13485 certified company with a robust quality management system committed to continuous improvement.
Are OBP Medical products FDA approved?
Yes. All OBP Medical products are FDA compliant.
Are OBP Medical products proven in the market place?
Our innovative products are used in physician offices, surgery centers and more than 3,500 hospitals throughout the U.S., as well as healthcare facilities worldwide.
Are OBP Medical products reusable?
No. All OBP Medical products are for single patient use only.
Why should I switch to a single-use product?
Single-use devices save time, increase efficiency and reduce risk of cross-contamination. Because each device is designed to be used on a single patient and then disposed of, the risk of cross-contamination from one patient to another is virtually eliminated. In addition to the direct impact on patients, when recovery is delayed due to a hospital acquired infection (HAI), the facility is also saddled with longer patient stays and additional treatments. Often, the cost of this additional care is non-reimbursable. Single-use devices help prevent these added costs. Further, single-use devices are often a more cost-effective choice in the long term because they easily can be added to every exam room and eliminate the time, equipment and resources inherent with ongoing training, cleaning and reprocessing of reusable devices. For more information about our single-use products, please visit our product pages.
What happens if I reuse a single-use ER-SPEC, OfficeSPEC, ANOSPEC, SURE-SCOPE, ONETRAC or Endoscopic Seal?
All the above products are marketed, labeled and indicated for single-use. Our single-use devices are not designed to be reprocessed and reuse of a single-use device can therefore create a serious risk of cross-contamination between patients. The lights incorporated in our devices are only powered for a single use.
Can I try before I buy?
Yes. Click here to request FREE samples of any OBP Medical product.
Does my ER-SPEC, OfficeSPEC, ANOSPEC, SURE-SCOPE, or ONETRAC require additional parts or components?
No. All OBP Medical products come out of the package ready for use. No additional parts and/or components are required. Light source is included with each unit.
What type of light source is used in OBP Medical products?
OBP Medical products utilize a light-emitting diode (LED) light source. Our single-use lights are among the brightest on the market, allowing for optimal visualization during procedures.
Does the light source produce heat?
OBP Medical LED light sources generate no damaging heat, making them safe to dispose of, even while the light source is still activated.
What type of batteries are in OBP Medical light sources?
All OBP Medical light sources are powered by alkaline button batteries. Click here to learn more about our batteries.
Do these batteries contain hazardous or toxic materials?
OBP Medical batteries contain no hazardous or toxic materials per U.S. and EU standards.
Do I need to dispose of the batteries separately?
OBP Medical product are designed to be disposed in their entirety after use. We recommend you check with your facility’s battery disposal policy prior to use.
Can I purchase OBP Medical products through my distributor?
Yes. Click here for a list of authorized distributors.
Can I purchase through a distributor that is not listed as an “Approved Distributor”?
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Can I purchase OBP Medical products direct from OBP Medical?
Yes. All OBP Medical products are available for direct purchase.
Are OBP Medical products available on my GPO contract?
Yes. Click here for GPO availability.
My GPO is not listed, what should I do?
Please contact email@example.com. In addition, please inform your GPO representative that you would like to purchase this product on contract.
Are OBP Medical products available worldwide?
Yes. OBP Medical has distribution partners all over the world. To check availability in your country please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.