|Covidien Wins Gold Medical Design Excellence Award for Sonicision™ Cordless Ultrasonic Dissection System|
Sonicision wins the 2013 gold Medical Design Excellence Award. Sonicision, the medical industry's first cordless ultrasonic dissection device, is a hand-held, battery-powered surgical device that is indicated for a wide variety of surgical procedures. 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 honored to have two products recognized by the prestigious MDEA
program this year,” said
The first product of its kind, the Sonicision cordless ultrasonic dissection device is a hand-held, battery-powered surgical instrument developed for soft tissue incision and hemostasis in a wide variety of surgical procedures. The innovative device delivers high frequency ultrasonic vibrations, which simultaneously cut and coagulate tissue. Sonicision has been shown to deliver faster dissection through tissue1 and less plume for improved visibility2 in the surgical field.
The unique cordless design and simplified set-up of the Sonicision system allow for more freedom of movement and better efficiency in the operating room. Its intuitive dual-mode energy activation control enables easy transition between energy modes for ease of use.
The iDrive Ultra system is the only reusable, fully-powered endostapler available in the market today, offering one-handed, push-button operation of all stapler controls for superior precision. It offers fingertip control of clamping, articulation, rotation, firing and opening, reducing unwanted motion during all stapling actions, with unlimited articulation within the 45-degree left/right range. This enables surgeons to place the device where they want it and keep it there throughout the stapling application. The iDrive Ultra system can be used in procedures where Covidien Endo GIA™ reloads are indicated, both in minimally invasive and open surgery. Moreover, as a reusable device, it is designed for economical steam autoclave sterilization in the hospital.
The iDrive Ultra device is fully compatible with Covidien’s complete line of Endo GIA reloads with Tri-Staple™ technology, which provides consistent performance over a broader range of tissue thickness.
The 2013 Medical Design Excellence Awards were presented at a ceremony
1. Tsirline VB, Lau KN, Swan RZ, Montero PN, Sindram D, Martinie JB, Iannitti DA, Evaluation of an Innovative, Cordless Ultrasonic Dissector. Surg Innov, 2013.
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.