The Queen’s Award for innovation

A modern take on an old idea

Inspired by old retractors with screw mechanisms, Swedish innovator Angela Spang has produced an improved, light weight retractor with a safer design.

Galaxy II® self-retaining surgical retractor with light

Fewer people, less infection risk: Galaxy II replaces an assistant, giving you a less crowded place to work. Better for you, safer for the patient.

Great access, great control: innovative CAM lock design lets you keep one hand on your suture. You are in complete control of your surgical field.

"Galaxy II was a huge success here in the piney woods of east Texas in Tyler! I used the square with the light on a very difficult 2.5 hour artificial urinary sphincter 2nd revision (3rd cuff) and on an anterior colporraphy (bladder suspension) with out the light."

Dr Clay Williams

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Designed and Manufactured in the UK
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Innovation is Great

Galaxy II® LUX Connect, the world's first ever light

…for surgical self-retaining ring retractors! JUNE Medical launched a true surgical game changer.

In operating rooms the overhead light is repositioned every 7 minutes… interrupting surgery, impacting safety for patients.

Galaxy II® LUX Connect will fix that problem. Forever.



Galaxy II Snowman kits

The Galaxy II from JUNE Medical is a popular choice for a large range of procedures. The pre-packed and sterile single use kits come in a range of variations, and the most popular one is best-seller JUNE3000S5: Snowman Shape self-retaining retractor with 8 sharp 5mm stay hooks, ready packed with catheter clip and light clip.

One small box contains 10 single use kits, and is compact and lightweight to reduce CO2 emissions in shipping.

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Galaxy II Square kits

Galaxy II self-retaining surgical retractor in the Square shape is an extremely adjustable retractor thanks to its quadruple CAM lock joints. It fits over even the most awkward surgical sites and is a favourite in many colorectal, orthopaedic and ENT procedures, according to the Clinical team at JUNE Medical.

The best selling kit here is the JUNE3001B5: A Square self-retaining retractor pre-assembled, pre-packed and sterile in a kit with 8 blunt 5mm stay hooks and light clip.

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New: Galaxy II Male Kit

A brand new Galaxy II self-retaining surgical retractor kit specifically assembled for Male Pelvic Health procedures, for example penile implants.

The kit includes the unique and innovative penile hammock that reduces the need for sharp hook penetration in sensitive male anatomy thus improving recovery and reducing infection risk.

The world’s first Male Kit was used on a bulbar urethroplasty at UCL in London Nov 25th 2020.

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Frames only

Angela Spang

JUNE3001 (Square)

Galaxy II Square is an extremely adjustable retractor thanks to its quadruple CAM lock joints. It fits over even the most awkward surgical sites and is a favourite in many colorectal, orthopaedic and ENT procedures.

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JUNE 3001 (box of 10)

Angela Spang - June Medical founder

JUNE3000 (Snowman)

A popular choice for urologists and gynaecologists (and sometimes for joint surgery) for a large range of procedures.

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JUNE3000 (box of 10)

Stay hooks

Sharp 5mm

A meticulously designed stay hook with a sharp point. Used in a range of different procedures where the surgeon wants exact and specific control in narrow spaces. Very strong with a slightly flexible tail that sits firmly in the grooves of both square and snowman frame. Single bagged: only grab as many as you need.

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JUNE3002s-100 (box of 100)
JUNE 3002s-50 (box of 50)

Double Sharp 7mm

Double sharp hook tip to gently grab more tissue with secure, precise placement and allowing for simple repeat positioning. Fits most retractors or can be clamped to drape if used on its own. Single bagged: only grab as many as you need.

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JUNE3004s (box of 50)

Finger Claw 20mm x 37mm

3 Finger Claws hold higher loads (over 30N) and grab more tissue. Fit most retractors or can be clamped to drape if used on its own.

For extra hold, double secure the tail in two grooves. Single bagged: only grab as many as you need.

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JUNE3005b (Box of 50)

Blunt 5mm and 12mm

Blunt stays hold tissue gently and are suitable for frail tissue in older patients. It penetrates less that the sharp stay hook. Easily released and repositioned. Single bagged: only grab as many as you need.

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JUNE3002b-100 (box of 100x 5mm)
JUNE 3002b-50 (box of 50x 5mm)
JUNE3003b–100 (box of 100x 12mm)
JUNE3003b-50 (box of 50x 12mm)

Wish to have a closer look or talk things through?

  • Request a Demo Kit: The Galaxy II Demo Kit will give you a chance to see and compare between different frames and stays. The demo kit contains: Snowman frame, Square frame,  All available Stay Hooks, Step by Step Guide (to keep), and Ordering Information (to keep).
  • Book an online product demonstration: Our clinical staff are ready to speak, and will do a product demo over video call any time. You can find a time that suits you in our online calendar.

Galaxy II Q&A

“Self-retaining” is a term widely used for retractors that are using counter-traction to hold the retractor in place.

With ring retractors, this is done by using stretchy hook stays that are fastened in the tissue to be retracted, and secured along the ring in grooves on the frame.

GALAXY II self-retaining surgical retractor is the next generation (older versions have been around for 15-20 years and have screw mechanisms) of single use retractor systems. It helps provide clear visualisation, optimal exposure and access to the operative area during surgical procedures, minimising the need for additional assistants.

The GALAXY II surgical retractor is made of lightweight but strong medical grade plastic. The stays are made of steel hooks encased in medical grade silicone, with stretchy tails for optimal tension.

The Galaxy II use less plastic than the older versions, thus reducing waste, weight and environmental impact.

The Galaxy II surgical retractor is placed over the incision, stay hooks of choice are placed into the tissue and secured on the frame, facilitating rapid re-positioning when required. The unique design protected CAM locks allow for single handed adjustments with a simple flick of a thumb.

  • Free up the hands of an assistant
  • Improved access to surgical site
  • Single handed adjustments
  • Less instrument clutter
  • Light weight and easy to use
  • Fewer staff in operating room
  • Great visual access for students
  • No sterilisation cost
  • Pre-packed, sterile kit
  • No need for assistant to retract
  • Easily adjusted during surgery reducing operating time
  • Less staff cost
  • Better ergonomics for staff

Galaxy II FAQs

Yes, in boxes of 50 or 100 single packed units. Only use what you need. However, we recommend the pre-packed kits. They are perfect for many procedures, and easier to store and use.

We have a great little demokit that we can send in the post. Send us a message and we will send it over to you so you can have a look at all the different options to see what suits your needs best.

Metal frames are too heavy to hold themselves up and be truly self-retaining. They are also less cost effective and less safe than single-use devices.

Send us a message and ask. We look forward to hearing from you!

10 retractor kits per box, apart from the Male kit that is sent in single boxes.

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