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Olympus launches Powerseal bipolar surgical energy devices

Olympus has launched the first devices in the new Powerseal range of advanced bipolar surgical energy products. According to the company, the Powerseal 5mm curved jaw tissue sealer and divider, double-action devices meet the highest standards of clinical performance for advanced bipolar surgical energy devices by delivering consistent sealing reliability in an ergonomic, multifunctional design that promotes procedural efficiency.

The Powerseal devices are best-in-class advanced bipolar energy solutions providing consistent and strong tissue sealing, as well as dissection and grasping capabilities. With an ergonomic design, the Powerseal devices reduce the force needed to close the jaws and reduce the reach distances to the jaw lever, cut trigger and shaft rotation wheel.

The Powerseal devices provide surgeons with state-of-the-art sealing, dissection, and grasping capabilities in laparoscopic or open surgery while greatly reducing the force required by the surgeon to close the jaws. The Powerseal devices can be used in numerous forms of surgical intervention including general surgery and gynaecological, colorectal, bariatric, urological, thoracic and vascular surgical procedures.

With the release of the Powerseal devices, Olympus is introducing a line of versatile advanced bipolar surgical energy devices that augment an extensive and differentiated surgical energy portfolio, which features the Thunderbeat hybrid energy devices and Sonicbeat ultrasonic dissectors.

The POWERSEAL devices are single-use devices designed to optimise patient outcomes, with features including:

  • Strong and efficient sealing of vessels up to and including 7mm in less than three seconds, on average, with proven vessel burst pressure reliability of 3x systolic blood pressure

  • Reduced reach distances to device landmarks (jaw lever, cut trigger, shaft rotation wheel), when compared to the predicate device, and reduced squeeze force requirements for the jaw lever, which may reduce hand strain and make the devices easier to use, particularly for those with smaller hands

  • Multifunctional capabilities such as dissection via the curved and tapered, double-action jaw, which may reduce instrument exchanges during surgery

  • Minimal thermal spread with fast cool-down times and low exterior jaw temperatures, which can reduce risk of damage to adjacent tissue and structures

"Initial clinical experience has shown that the new 5mm POWERSEAL devices offer uniform tissue compression for consistently strong sealing," said Dr Justin A Maykel, Chief of Colon and Rectal Surgery at UMass Memorial Health. "The product design makes the devices both intuitive and safe to use."

"We are thrilled to expand our surgical energy product portfolio with best-in-class advanced bipolar energy solutions that were designed with surgeons' needs and clinical outcomes as the primary drivers," said Phil Roy, Global Vice President and General Manager for Surgical Devices in the Therapeutic Solutions Division of Olympus Corporation. "These Powerseal devices were developed with a core requirement of zero compromise in meeting our goals of strength, efficiency and physician comfort. Testing showed we exceeded our goals across the key measures of surgical energy device performance such as sealing speed, reliability and thermal profile, all while delivering a superior user experience."

The POWERSEAL devices are regulatory approved for sale in the US, Puerto Rico and Australia at this time, and are actively under review in numerous other global markets.


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