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|Covidien Unveils Sonicision™ Cordless Ultrasonic Dissection Device and iDrive™ Ultra Powered Stapling System at 2012 American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress|
New cordless instruments offer surgeons increased freedom to move and position devices, allowing for greater precision in the operating room
Sonicision is the medical industry’s first cordless ultrasonic device for bariatric, colorectal, gynecological, urological and general surgical procedures
Sonicision(TM), the medical industry's first cordless ultrasonic dissection device, is a hand-held, pistol-grip style, battery-powered surgical device that is indicated for a wide variety of surgical procedures, including general, bariatric, colorectal, gynecology and urology. The cordless design gives surgeons complete freedom of movement in the operating room--a first in the surgical application of ultrasonic energy. (Photo: Business Wire)
“We are committed to bringing clinically relevant and economically
valuable innovation to the global healthcare marketplace. We are
delivering on this promise with the launch of Sonicision and iDrive
Sonicision, the industry’s first cordless ultrasonic dissection device, is a hand-held, pistol-grip style, battery-powered surgical ultrasonic device that is indicated for soft-tissue incision and hemostasis. It is used in a wide variety of surgical procedures, including general, bariatric, colorectal, gynecological and urological. For the first time, surgeons have complete freedom of movement in the operating room when applying ultrasonic energy, due to the device’s cordless design. Research shows that Sonicision provides faster dissection through tissue than does the Harmonic ACE™*1 and produces less surgical plume, creating better visibility in the surgical field2. Feedback from surgeons has been extremely positive and continues to build.
“We have created a true innovation in the medical device industry with
Ultra powered stapling system is featured with Sonicision at
Covidien’s ACS booth 1819. As the only fully powered reusable
endostapler, the iDrive Ultra powered stapling system delivers an
unprecedented level of precision in surgical stapling. Compatible with
Hermes continued, “The iDrive Ultra powered stapler is an important step for endostapling. The device’s one-handed control makes it easier to precisely position the stapler on the target tissue. Also, the system’s consistent firing speed and force provide an optimal method to deploy Tri-Staple™ technology.”
1 When compared to the Harmonic ACE™* as part of a 2010
pre-clinical analysis evaluating the performance of the Sonicision
device versus the Harmonic ACE™* on maximum power through 15 cm of
porcine mesentery (
2 Kim FJ, Sehrt D, Pompeo A, Molina WR., Comparison of surgical plume among laparoscopic ultrasonic dissectors using a real-time digital quantitative technology. Surg Endosc, 2012.
3 Average 61% reduction in tip travel during firing when compared to Ethicon Endo-Surgery Echelon Flex™* in indicated media, p<0.0005 (Seils D., Tantawy T., Peterson D., Final Report on Results, p. 7, Table 3 (a technical report regarding the final result of a 1 year study focusing on the biomechanical exposures related to laparoscopic stapler use)).
* Harmonic ACE and Echelon Flex are registered trademarks of