SOURCE: Megadyne Medical Products, Inc.

Megadyne Medical Products, Inc.

March 21, 2011 11:13 ET

MEGADYNE Introduces Modified ACE Blade® With Enhanced PTFE Insulation

PHILADELPHIA, PA--(Marketwire - March 21, 2011) - AORN Annual Congress (Booth #925) -- Megadyne today announced the addition of Modified ACE Blades to the Megadyne Advanced Cutting System (ACE). Modified ACE Blades are enhanced with PTFE insulation that exposes only the distal 2.5 mm of the ACE Blade. This incremental insulation reduces the likelihood of unintended thermal injuries to surrounding tissues when surgeons operate in confined surgical sites. Such confined spaces are typically encountered during orthopedic and cardiac procedures where the surgeon may have limited view or access to tissue being cut.

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. Modified ACE Blades also feature Megadyne's proprietary E-Z Clean coating. This coating reduces the hassle, time and interruption of stopping during procedures to repeatedly scrape off eschar, routinely found on stainless steel tips.

The ACE Cutting System, introduced in 2010, enables surgeons to complete surgeries "skin to skin" with only one device. The ACE Blade of the ACE Cutting System cuts like a scalpel without having a sharp edge. This reduces sharps injuries caused by scalpels, and saves surgeons time, by eliminating the need to pass scalpels and conventional electrosurgical instruments back and forth.

"This new Modified ACE Blade is a real breakthrough in surgery," said Bernard Vezeau, Associate Marketing Director at Megadyne. "We are bringing together an innovative ACE Blade that reduces the risk of sharps injuries to the surgical team with new insulation that reduces the likelihood of unintended thermal damage to the patient. The culmination of these features delivers a best possible scenario -- improved safety and increased speed."

The new Modified ACE Blades will be available in 2.75 inch, 4 inch, and 6.5 inch lengths with or without a Megadyne electrosurgical pencil. More information about the ACE Cutting System can be found at www.Megadyne.com/ACE or by contacting your local Megadyne representative

About MEGADYNE
MEGADYNE, www.megadyne.com, is the recognized authority on non-stick electrosurgical electrodes and cost-effective surgical devices. The company was founded in 1985 to facilitate the research and development of high quality, cost effective medical products for surgeons and nurses. With over two decades of innovation, its research and development team continues to bring revolutionary electrosurgical devices to market. 

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