Expanding its industry-leading vessel and tissue sealing portfolio, Covidien (NYSE:COV) received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance for the LigaSure™ Maryland jaw open/laparoscopic sealer/divider. In addition, Covidien completed all European requirements to CE Mark the product. The company expects to launch the new vessel sealer and divider in the United States and the European Union during the current quarter.
For more information on LigaSure products, visit: http://surgical.covidien.com/products/vessel-sealing#technologyABOUT COVIDIEN Covidien is a leading global healthcare products company that creates innovative medical solutions for better patient outcomes and delivers value through clinical leadership and excellence. Covidien develops, manufactures and sells a diverse range of industry-leading medical device and supply products. With 2013 revenue of $10.2 billion, Covidien has more than 38,000 employees worldwide in more than 70 countries, and its products are sold in over 150 countries. Please visit www.covidien.com to learn more about our business. 1 Ding Z, Wable G, Rane A. Use of Ligasure bipolar diathermy system in vaginal hysterectomy. J Obstet Gynaecol. 2005;25(1): 49-51. 2 Levy B, Emery L. Randomized trial of suture versus electrosurgical bipolar vessel sealing in vaginal hysterectomy. Obstet Gynecol. 2003;102(1):147-151.