News | October 11, 2007

Starion Instruments Launches Next-Generation Tissue Ligating Shears

October 12, 2007 — Starion Instruments, a surgical device company, recently launched the TLS3 Tissue Ligating Shears, building upon its success in the cardiovascular and otolaryngological markets to provide an essential solution for general surgical, gynecological and urological procedures.

Unlike conventional products that use monopolar, bipolar or ultrasonic energy as modes of operation, the TLS3 features Starion’s proprietary tissue welding technology, which focuses thermal energy to simultaneously seal and divide soft tissue. This reportedly reduces thermal spread, which minimizes the risk of inadvertent collateral damage. The TLS3 features sealing and dissecting capabilities, an ergonomic handle design, tapered jaws, and two-speed finger control. Three lengths, 14cm, 23cm and 35cm, provide improved sealing and dividing of larger vessels frequently encountered in general surgical, gynecological and urological procedures, according to the company.

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