News | January 30, 2008

Starion Achieves Worldwide Distribution of Proprietary Tissue Welding Technology

January 31, 2008 - Starion Instruments today said it has extended worldwide distribution of its proprietary tissue welding technology with physicians in North America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia now using the instruments for a wide variety of surgical procedures.

Sealing and dividing soft tissue is an essential part of surgery. Unlike conventional products that use indirect forms of energy: ultrasonic or bipolar radio frequency, Starion instruments perform sealing and dividing with direct heat and pressure. Studies have shown this method minimizes thermal spread, reduces the risk of collateral damage and decreases patient recovery times.

In South Africa surgeons are using the company’s products in a wide variety of cardiology, general surgery, gynecology, and otolaryngology procedures. The next anticipated areas of expansion are China and Japan, where regulatory approvals are pending.

As Starion’s influence grows beyond the U.S., leading researchers from Greece to Taiwan are reporting the benefits of tissue welding technology versus other modalities. Most recently, Lance Maron, MBBCh, FCS (SA), from Netcare Parklane Hospital in Johannesburg, South Africa, presented his findings at the 43rd South African National ENT & SAHNOS Congress.

During the congress Maron reported Starion’s forceps are easy to use, cause minimal intra-operative blood loss, facilitate complete removal of tonsils resulting in rapid healing and recovery with less post-operative pain and a fast return to normal diet and school/work.

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