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Arbutus Medical is an orthopaedic equipment company developing innovative devices for use around the world. 

DrillCover Technology

Arbutus Medical's portfolio of surgical equipment is constantly evolving. Discover the tools that are revolutionizing orthopaedic surgery. 

What is the DrillCover Technology?

A reusable liquid and pathogen proof sterile enclosure that envelopes a non-sterile tool and fully seals the power transmission through the sterile barrier.

How does it work?

A simple and quick assembly, and a cover with up to 75 uses.

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Multiple surgeries in a day and no time to sterilize in between? Use the same power tool and simply use a sterile cover for each one.

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What does this mean for you?

This technology allows Arbutus Medical to turn robust and powerful hardware tools into safe and effective surgical instruments providing affordable sterile power to medical professionals.

Another application is to extend the life of expensive surgical instruments by simply covering them, to keep them out of the harmful autoclave process.

The DrillCover Technology further reduces the upfront cost of equipping an operating theatre by allowing for multiple back-to-back surgeries to be done with a single power tool.   


Which Drill System is right for you?

Both the DrillCover Hex and the DrillCover PRO Systems offer the functionality for simple drilling and the driving of short pins.

The DrillCover PRO System offers more precise drilling, cannulation as well as reaming (such as in hip replacement procedures).

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Still not sure which system is right for you? Contact us and we can help you find the right solution.

US FDA (Food & Drug Administration): The DrillCover Systems Family is registered as a Class I medical device with the US FDA.

Health Canada: The DrillCover Systems family is licensed as a Class II medical device by Health Canada.