Bovie Medical, a manufacturer and marketer of electrosurgical products, has reported that it has received 510(k) clearance from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market Resistick II. Its a line of coated blades, needles and ball electrodes used for cutting and coagulating soft tissues during surgical procedures.

Resistick II is a coating applied to stainless steel which resists eschar (scab or scar tissue caused by burning) during surgery. The coated electrodes continue the expansion of the Bovie line of electrosurgical disposables.

The company said that current applications still pending at the FDA include the BOSS soft tissue coagulation device, the Seal-N-Cut vessel sealing instrument line, and the ICON VS (vessel sealing) generator.