Microline Surgical of Beverly, Mass. received FDA regulatory clearance to bring to market its Flexible Ligating Shears. The device is designed for use with TransEnterix’s SPIDER Surgical Platform, a flexible system that allows access for multiple tools to be used during laparoscopic procedures.
This is the world’s only cut and seal device featuring a flexible neck, allowing surgeons to access difficult sites and bite down on tissue at any angle.
From the announcement:
Based on Microline’s MiFusion DC resistive direct thermal fusion technology, the Flexible Ligating Shears is the only cut and seal device featuring a flexible cable that allows surgeons to gain access to areas of the body through a host of conduits which can benefit from small, catheter based technology. With the Flexible Ligating Shears surgeons can twist and turn down convoluted pathways in the body and position the jaws at virtually any angle to perform an effective tissue seal.