logo
Plus   Neg
Share
Email

Covidien Gets FDA 510(k) Clearance For LigaSure Small Jaw, Open Sealer/divider

Covidien Ltd. (COV) said it secured 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, or FDA, for the LigaSure curved, small jaw, open sealer/divider surgical instrument to be used in ear, nose and throat procedures.

According to the company, when working in confined surgical spaces, the proprietary LigaSure device addresses surgeons' needs by offering a low-temperature profile and minimal thermal spread to surrounding tissues. The LigaSure small jaw instrument provides an integrated cutting mechanism independent of sealing, leaving critical cutting decisions in the surgeon's hands.

In addition, LigaSure small jaw instrument's multifunctional design provides for blunt dissection and an enhanced experience for the surgeon, especially in confined surgical spaces. LigaSure technology, powered by the ForceTriad energy platform, gives surgeons a continuous output of energy, monitoring the tissue and making real-time adjustments 3,333 times/second to seal vessel walls.

Covidien noted that the new clearance, for the device's use in head and neck procedures, will allow for additional uses such as thyroidectomies, parotidectomies and additional open ENT procedures.

by RTTNews Staff Writer

For comments and feedback: editorial@rttnews.com

Business News

Quick Facts

Editors Pick
Each year, more than eight million children die from preventable diseases in countries with the worst health care systems . Kofi Annan, former head of the UN, said that, "Almost all these deaths will happen in developing countries. A large number of them could be prevented." You do not want to find... As Canada prepares to legalize marijuana nationwide later this year, a national survey by Statistics Canada has thrown up some interesting facts - including that legal marijuana is not a temptation for most Canadians. Regardless of cannabis use, 79 percent of Canadians surveyed said they would not be more likely to try or increase their cannabis consumption just because it is legalized. The Procter & Gamble Company (PG) reported third-quarter net earnings per share of $0.95, an increase of two percent versus the prior year. Net earnings from continuing operations declined 1% year-over-year to $2.54 billion. Core earnings per share increased four percent to $1.00. On average, 20 analysts...
Follow RTT