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Laparoscopic Safety Monitoring System

February 16, 2011 4:52 am | Encision Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Encision's ACTIVE ELECTRODE MONITORING (AEM®) system with enTouch® Surgical Handles is a laparoscopic safety system that continuously monitors the company’s monopolar laparoscopic instruments during surgery to eliminate the risk of stray energy burn injury to patients during laparoscopy.

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Suturing Technology

January 19, 2011 6:20 am | Product Releases | Comments

PARE Surgical offers the Quik-Stitch, a suturing technology that utilizes straight needles with reusable and disposable closure devices that deliver a pre-tied locking Roeder knot for secure tissue approximation in advanced laparoscopic, single port and flexible endoscopic procedures.

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Trocar For Surgical Visualization

January 19, 2011 5:59 am | Ethicon Endo-Surgery | Product Releases | Comments

Ethicon Endo-Surgery introduces the ENDOPATH® XCEL™ with OPTIVIEW™ Technology, a trocar specifically designed to provide visualization by virtually eliminating trocar-induced smudging. The trocars are designed to wipe bodily fluid or debris from the endoscope shaft and draw the fluid through wicking channels out radially towards the absorbent ring.

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Surgical System For Flexible Laparoscopy

January 19, 2011 5:59 am | Transenterix, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

TransEnterix introduces its SPIDER™ Surgical System. With the new medical device, the company looks to a new category of minimally invasive surgery called flexible laparoscopy that incorporates the hands-on dexterity of open surgery with flexible instrumentation of endovascular surgery and the skills and procedures of traditional laparoscopic skills and procedures.

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Elastomeric Single Incision Laparoscopy Kit 

January 19, 2011 5:56 am | SurgiQuest, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

SurgiQuest, Inc. introduces its new line of advanced 5mm AnchorPort® Trocars for indication of use as a Incision Laparoscopy Kit (SILK). The trocar has an integrated elastomeric, stretchable cannula system that goes in elongated and self adjusts to accommodate the patient’ abdominal wall thickness.

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Clean Port Kerrison Rongeurs

November 30, 2010 4:39 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Clean Port Kerrison Rongeurs from Carefusion's V. Mueller® Instrumentation have a patented flush port and unique internal channels. With a simple flush infectious bioburden is removed in every reprocessing cycle. According to the company, the Kerrisons also feature: The ability to flush out infectious bioburden during cleaning.

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Elastomeric Single Incision Laparoscopy Kit

November 30, 2010 4:39 am | SurgiQuest, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

SurgiQuest, Inc.  introduces its new line of advanced 5 mm AnchorPort® Trocars for indication of use as a Single Incision Laparoscopy Kit (SILK). The trocar has an integrated elastomeric, stretchable cannula system that goes in elongated and self adjusts to accommodate the patient’ abdominal wall thickness.

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Mazur Rongeur

November 15, 2010 5:54 am | Product Releases | Comments

The ability to increase the accuracy of bone shaping and osteophyte removal. The ability to help surgeons work faster and more accurately. The ability to increase the strength of your cervical spine plate and screw constructs. The ability to increase fusion success rates.

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Advanced Energy Device

November 1, 2010 7:13 am | Ethicon Endo-Surgery | Product Releases | Comments

HARMONIC ACE® 45E Curved Shears is a new advanced energy device from Ethicon Endo-Surgery that is longer (or 9 cm) than the standard length HARMONIC ACE®, enabling improved obese patients. As with other devices in the HARMONIC® family, the HARMONIC precisely cuts, coagulates, grasps and dissects – without instrument exchanges.

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Long Curved Shears

October 20, 2010 7:11 am | Ethicon Endo-Surgery | Product Releases | Comments

Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. (EES) showcased multiple recent innovations and previewed future advancements in surgery at the 96th Annual Clinical Congress of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) this month. Of the instruments highlighted included the HARMONIC FOCUS® Long Curved Shears.

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iDrive™ Right Angle Linear Cutter

October 4, 2010 3:11 pm | Covidien | Product Releases | Comments

At ACS this week, Covidien will offer a preview of its iDrive powered handle and Right Angle Linear Cutter (RALC) is a reusable stapling platform that offers microprocessor-controlled precision and push-button control. The RALC was also specially designed to give surgeons deeper access to, and better visibility in, the pelvis for low anterior resection procedures.

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Laparoscopic Instrument Moves Like A Finger

September 28, 2010 8:25 am | Microline Surgical, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Microline’s LapFinger is a 5 mm laparoscopic instrument that mimics the movements of the human index finger with a reusable handpiece and interchangeable, disposable tips. The instrument helps facilitate advanced laparoscopic procedures by reaching behind and around objects.

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Self-Expanding Laproscopic Hernia Repair

September 23, 2010 12:35 pm | Minnesota Medical Development Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Minnesota Medical Development's Rebound HRD and HRD V are self-expanding Nitinol framed/surgical mesh medical devices designed for the laparoscopic repair of inguinal, ventral and incisional hernias. The super-elastic Nitinol frame allows the device to be folded and inserted laparoscopically through an access port or small incision.

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Endoscopic Imaging Technology

September 23, 2010 12:35 pm | Karl Storz Endoscopy-America, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The KARL STORZ Image 1® camera system delivers 16:9 images from acquisition to display. This addresses the need, especially of laparoscopists, to see instruments entering the abdominal cavity earlier.

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Nathanson Hook Liver Retractor

September 23, 2010 12:34 pm | Automated Medical Products Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

Booth #705 The Nathanson Hook Liver Retractors® are designed specifically to retract the liver during laparoscopic surgery. When required, these hooks hold the liver out of the way for the duration of the surgery. They come in a set of 3 (small, medium and large), allowing the surgeon alternative options during the procedure.

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