SOURCE: Megadyne Medical Products

Megadyne Medical Products

June 19, 2009 12:19 ET

MEGADYNE Announces New Range of E-Z Clean® Modified Tips Featuring Enhanced PTFE Insulation

New Modified Tips Resist Temperatures up to 700 Degrees Fahrenheit; Durable PTFE Insulation Improves Safety by Protecting Against Thermal Injury

DRAPER, UT--(Marketwire - June 19, 2009) - Megadyne today announced a new range of E-Z Clean® Modified Electrodes featuring enhanced polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) insulation, designed to further minimize potential thermal injuries during electrosurgery. The enhanced PTFE insulation resists temperatures up to 700 degrees Fahrenheit and reduces the splitting, cracking and peeling often seen on electrodes without PTFE insulation.

Compatible with all standard hand pieces, the new Modified Electrodes are designed specifically for monopolar electrosurgery. Each Modified Electrode features Megadyne's trademarked and proprietary Green E-Z Clean PTFE coating to save surgeons time. Compared to stainless steel tips that require stopping during procedures to repeatedly scrape off eschar build-up, Megadyne's non-stick E-Z Clean PTFE green tips resist eschar build-up and result in fewer interruptions during procedures.

"Our core area of focus remains the research and innovation of safe surgical technologies that help to protect patients during the 35 million surgical procedures performed in the United States each year while simultaneously providing surgeons with the highest quality electrosurgery products in the market," said Michael Hintze, Vice President of Marketing at Megadyne. "These new PTFE insulated electrodes continue our tradition of offering safe, innovative, and cost-effective products to today's ORs."

The new Modified Electrodes are available in four lengths and are also available on Megadyne's Rocker Switch and Button Switch Electrosurgical hand pieces:

--  E-Z Clean 2.5" electrode (0012M)
--  E-Z Clean 2.75" electrode (0012AM)
--  E-Z Clean 4" electrode (0014AM)
--  E-Z Clean 6.5" electrode (0014M)
--  Rocker Switch Pencil with E-Z Clean electrosurgical tip (0036 and
--  Button Switch Pencil with E-Z Clean electrosurgical tip (0037 and


MEGADYNE,, is the recognized authority on electrosurgery. The company was founded in 1985 to facilitate the research and development of high quality, cost effective medical products for surgeons and nurses. After two decades of innovation, its research and development team continues to bring to market revolutionary electrosurgical devices and accessories to keep pace with the changing needs of healthcare professionals. MEGADYNE's products have been proven in thousands of operating rooms and surgical centers in most regions of the world.

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