Covidien has received 510(k) clearance from the FDA for the firm’s LigaSure Curved, Small Jaw, Open Sealer/Divider, a device used in general surgery. It will be available in the US later this quarter.
The LigaSure Curved, Small Jaw, Open Sealer/Divider, the newest addition to the LigaSure family of advanced surgical cutting/sealing devices, provides an integrated cutting mechanism independent of sealing, leaving the critical cutting decisions in the hands of the surgeon. Its multi-functional design also provides for blunt dissection and an enhanced, more efficient experience for the surgeon, especially in confined surgical spaces. A primary feature of this new LigaSure device is a low-temperature profile and minimal thermal spread to surrounding tissues.
The proven LigaSure technology, powered by the ForceTriadTM energy platform, provides surgeons with a continuous output of energy, monitoring the tissue and making real-time adjustments 3,333 times/second to seal vessel walls.
Press release: Covidien Announces FDA 510(k) Clearance of New LigaSure(TM) Instrument
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