Salient Surgical Technologies Launches New Advanced Energy Device Designed to Improve Patient Outcomes in Spine Surgery

As part of its ongoing effort to improve patient outcomes for spinal procedures and reduce non-routine patient discharges for its hospital customers, Salient Surgical Technologies, Inc. today unveiled the Aquamantys™ Epidural Vein Sealer (EVS) bipolar device at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Annual Meeting in Las Vegas, NV.

The EVS is designed to address the challenging anatomy in minimally invasive spine surgery and is the latest product introduction on Salient’s proprietary Aquamantys platform. The EVS employs Transcollation™ advanced energy technology to significantly reduce bleeding in hard-to-reach areas. Reducing blood loss improves visualization for the surgeon, can result in improved clinical outcomes for the patient and may result in lower costs to the hospital.

Transcollation technology is a calibrated fusion of radiofrequency energy and saline that gently seals bleeding tissues, vessels and bone at the surgical site. The innovation of the EVS is the ability to deliver Transcollation technology through miniaturized electrodes, which provide direct and precise compression of epidural veins around critical structures. The EVS is used with the same Aquamantys System Generator as Salient’s standard 2.3 and 6.0 Bipolar Sealer devices.

“Our substantially increased investment in research and development has begun to yield results with the launch of the EVS at AAOS. We are delighted to offer this expansion of our product,” said Joe Army, CEO of Salient Surgical Technologies. “The EVS represents the latest in a series of innovations designed to improve patient outcomes and reduce hospital costs that we have planned for 2009.”

Salient Surgical Technologies, Inc. is a medical technology company that develops and markets innovative tools designed to improve patient outcomes and reduce the cost of medical care. The Company’s proprietary Transcollation technology is designed to deliver economic value to hospitals and simplify surgery by providing surgeons the ability to significantly reduce blood loss in a broad range of procedures. Salient’s Aquamantys System uses Transcollation technology to help surgeons improve patient outcomes for orthopedic reconstruction, spinal fusion and solid organ resection procedures. To date, Transcollation technology has been used in over 250,000 surgical procedures.

Source: Salient Surgical Technologies

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