Quick Facts
FONT-SIZE Plus   Neg
Share SHARE

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

RELATED NEWS
Trade COV now with 

Covidien Ltd. (COV: Quote) 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.

Register
To receive FREE breaking news email alerts for Covidien Plc and others in your portfolio

by RTT Staff Writer

For comments and feedback: editorial@rttnews.com

Business News

Quick Facts

Editors Pick
This apparel maker has doubled its earnings per share in just two years and increased its annual earnings forecast from time to time, despite a challenging consumer spending environment. Contributions from acquisitions, efficiency gains from self-owned global supply chain and benefits from 'Innovate-to-Elevate' strategy continue to boost the company's results. Here is a quick summary of the earnings reported after the bell on Nov 20. We have 20+ stocks listed here. The good news is you can skip this step. There is a next move that can make your life a lot easier. Our research team has already done the groundwork for you. All these stocks listed... Design software maker Autodesk, Inc. said Thursday after the markets closed that its third quarter profit fell 81% from last year, as higher costs and expenses more than offset an 11% increase in revenue. However, the company's quarterly earnings per share, excluding items, came in above analysts' expectations as did its quarterly revenue.
comments powered by Disqus
FREE Newsletters, Analysis & Alerts

 

Stay informed with our FREE daily Newsletters and real-time breaking News Alerts. Sign up to receive the latest information on business news, health, technology, biotech, market analysis, currency trading and more.