Frost & Sullivan’s 2005 Technology Leadership of the Year Award in the field of electrosurgery was presented to Gyrus Group PLC of London, UK, “… in recognition of the company’s leadership in the design and development of a broad range of innovative electrosurgery products, in particular the PK System Seal and PK SuperPulse generator. These products are based on the company’s PlasmaKinetic Tissue Management System platform. These products hold the potential of significantly impacting the gynecology, urology, and laparoscopy surgical sectors by providing tissue-friendly and much less traumatic electrosurgery options.”
Company describes its award winning products:
The PK w/SuperPulse Generator is considered the heart of the PlasmaKinetic System. It offers the urologist a versatile electrosurgical solution and is an alternative to current monopolar electro-surgical technologies.
Using a versatile range of devices, the system offers clinical benefits for numerous endoscopic urological procedures.
The features of the PK w/SuperPulse Generator are:
— Creates a plasma vapor pocket around the active electrode in a safe, saline environment;
— Can be controlled to remove and modify body tissues using minimal access techniques;
— Localized return path through saline – separation of active and return electrodes.
Each PlasmaKinetic device has its own built internal identification code. This ID code automatically adjusts the PK generator to the optional output power setting for each device.
Automatic device identification allows the generator to default to the optimum setting for each type to cut, incise, resect or vaporize.
By eliminating the need for sutures and staples, the PK System SEAL™ Open Forceps can reduce surgical procedure time by as much as 20% through more effective hemostasis, reduced procedure steps and fewer instrument exchanges. No assembly is required, and convenient out-of-the-box sterility and disposability further reduce OR prep time.
The PK SEAL Open Forceps are part of the PK Tissue Management System, a “smarter bipolar” technology which combines the safety of bipolar electrosurgery with additional clinical and ease-of-use performance enhancements.
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