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What is Tractus?


TRACTUS is a comprehensive, fully integrated hardware and software solution that provides rapid and accurate UDI tracking and documentation in the sterile field of the operating room (OR). TRACTUS meets the unique complexities and challenges for conveying UDI’s on the device or device label at the point of use for products such as orthopedic implant sets used in various types of spine, trauma, cranio-maxillofacial, or extremity surgeries.

TRACTUS is a “turnkey” solution that addresses the challenges of inventory management and clinical documentation consisting of a small footprint laptop device wirelessly connected to a two dimensional data matrix scanner that communicates, in real time, with the TRACTUS cloud and hospitals’ native clinical documentation and inventory management systems.

During surgery, the product’s data matrix code is scanned. And then, the TRACTUS scanner wireless communicates with the software, parses the information, identifies the item, and then captures all UDI information.

Using a simple drag-and-drop functionality, the software operator may assign the final placement of the implanted product. With the simple click of a button, the TRACTUS software then populates all relevant information into the appropriate fields of any hospital’s existing clinical documentation system – in real time. This tedious and meticulous documentation task is time consuming, error prone, and is typically assigned to nurses or technicians. With TRACTUS, the documentation process is reduced dramatically to a process lasting mere seconds – with an unparalleled level of accuracy.

Thanks to TRACTUS’s advanced scanning capabilities and cloud-based product database, there are no more double entries, no difficulties identifying and recording a product in the clinical documentation system, and no multiple steps to capture lot number and expiration date. Simply scan and touch. TRACTUS presents unparalleled efficiency, accuracy, and overall time savings when it comes to clinical documentation accuracy.

Through the power of our “Reports Function,” users can create meaningful web-based reports instantly – using real-time, accurate data. These reports are available immediately, and can be used to keep a record of each procedure, the products used, and their pedigree information, which in turn assists with product re-ordering, product utilization and trends analyses, billing, auditing, and much more.

Key Features

  • Immediate, accurate, and efficient UDI scanning in the sterile field
  • Accurate tracking and documentation
  • Completely cordless (powered via rechargeable battery and communicates via Bluetooth 3)
  • Product utilization and final placement capture
  • Discarded products identification
  • Ascertain surgeon and team members, hospital, and implant specific utilization and outcomes
  • Accurately and immediately maintain a record of all of implantable products used in a surgery
  • Reduce errors and redundancy
  • Save valuable time by providing instant documentation
  • Cloud based product database is updated daily
  • Inventory Control System easily tracks and manages inventory including simultaneous tracking of multiple implant systems and auto ordering for replenishment
  • Enhance expiration and recall management
  • Improve billing and reimbursement
  • Immediately identify counterfeits, for items that don’t properly scan with the GUDID.

How Tractus Works


  1. During preparation for surgery, the Tractus software is launched and all relevant patient information is uploaded to the Tractus software from the hospital’s existing clinical documentation system.
  2. The Tractus Scanner is covered by a sterile sheath and drape and is placed in the sterile field – with close proximity to the patient.
  3. Upon scanning the UDI data matrix on products, the Tractus scanner wirelessly communicates with the software and parses the information, identifies the item, and then captures additional information, such as the lot number, serial number, and the expiration date – associating these values with the patient.
  4. The surgeon verifies the positional placement of the implant, and using a simple drag-and-drop functionality, the software operator assigns the final anatomical placement of the implanted product. Discarded and defective products are also documented.
  5. Once placed, a visual image of the implant’s placement is immediately available to the surgery staff, and a permanent record is maintained.
  6. The implanted, discarded, and unused implant information as well as the positional placement information is pushed to the hospital’s existing clinical documentation and inventory management systems.
  7. Because all implants are stored in Tractus’s cloud-based database of products, chain of custody for all implants will start with the implant manufacturer and follow the implant throughout the entire product life cycle.
  8. Tractus is linked to the FDA device recalls database and receives all recall alerts (Levels 1-3). In addition, Tractus may be linked to other organizations such as payers to provide patient-specific recall information. Information may also be received and/or sent to the FDA’s Manufacturer and User Facility Device Experience (MAUDE).

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