News | August 11, 2008

PEAK Surgical Uses SolidWorks Software to Develop Low-Temperature Surgical Cutting, Coagulation

August 12, 2008 - Dassault Systems SolidWorks Corp. said today a new surgical device designed in SolidWorks 3D CAD software provides the precision of a scalpel and the bleeding control of traditional electrosurgery without causing heat damage to surrounding tissues.

PEAK Surgical Inc.'s PEAK PlasmaBlade 4.0, a low-temperature surgical cutting and coagulation tool that is part of the PEAK Surgery System, was recently granted clearance by the FDA.

The PEAK Surgery System also includes the PULSAR generator, which delivers plasma (energy) in short controlled bursts to the PlasmaBlade. Results of preclinical trials have shown that surgical incision healing and strength were significantly improved with the PlasmaBlade compared with traditional electrosurgical devices and that the PlasmaBlade was associated with minimal scarring and inflammation. PEAK Surgical standardized on SolidWorks software to incorporate ample ergonomic and functional feedback from several surgeons into the final design of the PlasmaBlade.

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