Ethicon Launches HARMONIC FOCUS®+ Shears with Adaptive Tissue Technology

Following FDA clearance last December, Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. has now launched its HARMONIC FOCUS®+ Shears with Adaptive Tissue Technology. The company says its product represents the next generation ultrasonic surgical device, combining its clever tissue sensing technology with the precision of harmonic resection.

Background

HARMONIC FOCUS®+ features the proprietary Adaptive Tissue Technology that Ethicon introduced in HARMONIC ACE®+ last year, integrated into a new, slimmer design with faster sealing and transection at the tip for greater precision and speed.

Adaptive Tissue Technology enables HARMONIC FOCUS® + to actively sense and adapt to changing tissue conditions to intelligently deliver energy, resulting in reduced clamp arm temperature for improved thermal management. Furthermore a redesigned tip profile on HARMONIC FOCUS®+ delivers 49 percent faster sealing and cutting at the tip, combining to promise reduced procedure time in long and complex procedures.

HARMONIC FOCUS®+ is designed for use in specialties including otorhinolaryngologic (ENT), and General Surgery and in open procedures requiring fine dissection and reliable vessel sealing. HARMONIC FOCUS®+ will be available beginning this month in the United States, most of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. 

Physician comments

“With HARMONIC FOCUS®+, I can do more with a single instrument. Based on the improvements made to Focus+, I should not have as many instrument exchanges,” said David Terris, MD, Edward S. Porubsky Distinguished Professor and Chairman of the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Georgia Regents University and Surgical Director of the GRU Thyroid Center. “The more surgeons can use the HARMONIC FOCUS®+ for dissection, the fewer times we have to reach for a different instrument. It’s not only easier, it may also make the operation faster and more efficient based upon these improvements to the device.”

Company comments

“Ethicon continues to lead the market in advanced energy with this next evolution in the HARMONIC® legacy of meaningful innovation,” said Tom O’Brien, Ethicon Vice President, Energy Global Strategic Marketing. “Our HARMONIC FOCUS®+ platform delivers even greater versatility and performance because of the tremendous collaboration our surgeon and health system partners bring to our innovation process and our understanding of their needs for superior outcomes and superior efficiency.”

Source: Ethicon Endo-Surgery

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