Technology | December 20, 2007

PlasmaJet Features Effective Coagulation, Reliable Patient Safety for Surgical Procedures

The Plasma Surgical PlasmaJet is a surgical device that reportedly offers patient safety and effective coagulation.

It produces a very high level of thermal and kinetic energy in the form of pure plasma, which is a highly ionized gas containing an equal number of positive ions and electrons. The device can be used on a variety of tissues to coagulate, seal and prevent fluid loss. When used at higher settings, the PlasmaJet can vaporize and remove unwanted tissue growth.

The PlasmaJet technology has now been extended to cutting with simultaneous coagulation and is expected to receive FDA 510(K) clearance for cutting in surgical procedures, the company said. The PlasmaJet reportedly delivers coagulation with minimal tissue damage and reduces bleeding, therefore, shortening the time spent in an operating room. The neutral energy of the device eliminates the need for electric current to pass through a patient’s body, thus removing the risks of alternate burn sites and tissue perforation.

December 2007