SOURCE: Megadyne Medical Products, Inc.

Megadyne Medical Products, Inc.

February 17, 2010 13:30 ET

Megadyne Turns 25, Celebrates a Legacy of Electrosurgical Firsts

DRAPER, UT--(Marketwire - February 17, 2010) - Megadyne Medical Products, Inc. marks its 25th anniversary in business this year and reflects on a proud history of firsts while pioneering the next generation of electrosurgical products and equipment.

During the company's history it has introduced a number of electrosurgical innovations that have helped improve electrosurgery and patient safety. Some of these product firsts include the:

-- E-Z Clean® line of non-stick, eschar-resistant, PTFE-coated electrodes. The product the company was founded upon, these non-stick electrodes reduce eschar buildup and allow surgeons to use lower power settings to help reduce thermal necrosis to surrounding tissue.

-- Mega Soft® reusable patient return electrode, which is easy to use, and has ZERO pad site burns in over 35 million surgical procedures, it is quickly replacing sticky pads in surgical procedures.

-- Mega Soft Pediatric patient return electrode provides the safety and ease of use of the Mega Soft for the smallest surgical patients weighing as little as 0.8 pounds.

-- ACE (Advanced Cutting Effect) System allows traditional electrosurgery to be used on the skin with wound healing equivalent to a scalpel. The ACE System can minimize the use and handling of scalpels during surgical procedures.

-- E-Z Pen™ Reusable Electrosurgical Pencil with reliable counting mechanism and end-of-life indicator.

-- Reusable Laparoscopic Indicator Shaft® minimizes the risk of electrosurgical burns from stray current by providing a visible indicator of when the shaft is no longer safe to use.

"We have earned the trust of thousands of surgeons and nurses worldwide and we take that responsibility seriously," said Rob Farnsworth, Megadyne CEO. "As we are celebrating our 25th year in business we are proud of our contributions to electrosurgery thus far, and are focused on looking to a continued bright future and developing additional innovations for the electrosurgical market."

A strong and stable company, Megadyne has grown into an electrosurgical leader that provides products, safety training and services around the globe. Its management, research and development teams work closely with AORN and other organizations in a joint effort to continue to enhance performance and patient safety.

Accolades the company has earned over its history include the "Most Green Product Award" from AORN; the "Premier Purchasing Partners' Performance Award" from Premier Inc., a healthcare alliance entirely owned by more than 200 of the nation's leading not-for-profit hospitals and healthcare systems; and the Medical Design Excellence Silver Award.

"This is a momentous anniversary," said Farnsworth. "We are grateful and proud of our heritage of successes and look forward to future achievements."

About MEGADYNE

MEGADYNE, www.megadyne.com, is the recognized electrosurgical authority. The company was founded in 1985 to facilitate the research and development of high quality, cost effective medical products for surgeons and nurses.

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