The Bovie Ultimate is an electrosurgical generator, which can be used for delivery of RF energy and/or helium gas plasma to cut, coagulate and ablate soft tissue during open and laparoscopic surgical procedures.

Bovie Medical CEO Robert Gershon said: "We are pleased to have received FDA approval for this leading edge product, which combines J-Plasma technology with the highest wattage operating room electrosurgical generator.

"We designed the Bovie Ultimate to provide medical practitioners with greater flexibility, including the ability to easily incorporate our J-Plasma product."

The generator’s pad-sensing system reduces the risk of patient burns, and it offers users monopolar, bipolar and plasma features, including one J-Plasma helium gas outlet, in a single generator.

The Bovie Ultimate will replace Bovie’s ICON GS plasma system and is expected to available from February 2015.

The company also produces J-Plasma, a patented plasma-based surgical product for cutting and coagulation. It uses a helium ionization process to produce a stable, focused beam of ionized gas that offers surgeons with better precision, minimal thermal spread and an absence of conductive currents through the patient during surgery.