SurgiQuest, Inc. is building a custom laparoscopic port for Intuitive Surgical‘s Da Vinci robotic system. Based on SurgiQuest’s AirSeal, the goal of the new product is to provide single port access with a clearer camera view and a greater range of motion.
From the AirSeal product page:
AirSeal™ re-circulates and filters peritoneal gas providing for improved visibility— instead of venting it into the room — creating a safer work environment for the patient and the entire surgical staff. Keeps scope free from obstructions: Since the system does not require valves or gaskets, your instruments move smoothly through its invisible barrier without debris and tissue fragments adhering to your scope and obstructing your vision.
Greater Control, Better Access
Maintain a stable pneumo: AirSeal™ monitors abdominal pressure in real time, which allows your insufflator to adjust as needed to ensure a stable pneumo. Provides greater freedom of movement: AirSeal’s invisible barrier lets you insert gauze, mesh or drains — even multiple instruments — without friction and interference and with greater freedom of movement.
Video demonstrating the current AirSeal model:
Press release: SurgiQuest Signs a Development and Supply Agreement with Intuitive Surgical for MIS Access Utilizing the AirSeal(TM) Technology
Product page: AirSeal
Image: SurgiQuest’s current AirSeal device