As a result, several advanced bipolar devices with sealing and transecting capabilities have emerged (the LigaSure line of devices, Enseal
bipolar device (Ethicon, Somerville, N.J.) was designed as a vessel sealer, but because it will not cut through hard tissue as will other laparoscopic cutting devices, it serves as a useful tool for resecting endometriotic nodules while minimizing the removal of healthy rectal tissue.
Monette et al., "Evaluation of the safety, efficacy, and versatility of a new surgical energy device (THUNDERBEAT) in comparison with harmonic ACE, LigaSure V, and EnSeal
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The introduction of innovative advanced products such as LigaSure, Enseal
, and Thunderbeat is likely to increase the adoption of these devices because of their efficiency and long-term cost-effectiveness.
The company markets its products under brand names Harmonic, Enseal
, Endopath, Dermabond, Blake, J-VAC, Echelon Flex and FlexHD, among others.
Nowadays there are several types of advanced bipolar devices on the market: Plasma Kinetics system, LigaSure, EnSeal
Like many companies, JNJ has refined its approach to CSR over the years by closely relating social causes to its core businesses, an approach scholars have dubbed "socially responsible capitalism." Last year, for example, the company eliminated PVC (polyvinyl chloride) in its Enseal
G2 Articulating Tissue sealers, and cut its energy and water consumption by 44 percent and 43 percent respectively, in disinfecting/sterilizing the DePuy Synthes TruMatch personalized Sigma Knee implants.
Hospitals have demonstrated that they are willing to pay more for many types of specialized laparoscopic devices, like advanced direct energy devices such as the Enseal
G2 and the Harmonic Ace+Shears, which offer advantages over their traditional counterparts," said Decision Resources Group Senior Analyst Manya Aggarwal.
In addition, the company said that during the quarter, 510(k) clearance was received from the FDA for the ENSEAL
G2 Articulating Tissue Sealer, the first articulating advanced energy device designed to allow surgeons to take a perpendicular approach to seal vessels, as well as the ENSEAL
G2 Cordless Tissue Sealer Device, a first of its kind self-contained device that includes both a generator and power source.
The procedure was performed when the device power was at the third level using ENSEAL
" RF60 Generator and with a shaft length of 14 cm and a shaft diameter of 5 mm tips.
An assistant sits at the patient's side, helping with instruments that are still not available with robotic technology, such as the EnSeal
vessel sealing instrument; suction and irrigation; or simple tissue retraction for robotic systems that have only three arms, versus the four that are standard with the newest da Vinci model.