Ethicon Endo-Surgery has acquired medical device firm Megadyne Medical Products for an undisclosed sum.

Megadyne is engaged in the development, manufacturing and marketing of electrosurgical tools used in operating rooms.

The company produces monopolar and bipolar electrodes, patient return electrodes, generators and smoke evacuation systems.

The acquisition will enable Ethicon to combine the intelligence of its energy devices with Megadyne’s electrosurgical tools to deliver advanced comprehensive suite of intelligent energy solutions to enhance precision and efficiency in the operating room.

Ethicon company group chairman Michael del Prado said: “We are committed to meeting the evolving needs of surgeons and hospital systems, and the addition of Megadyne’s state-of-the-art portfolio gives us a comprehensive suite of energy devices to improve patient care in surgeries across all specialties.

“This acquisition will help accelerate and expand innovation across the entire energy portfolio, broadening our surgical and energy solutions to provide clinical and economic value to customers worldwide.”

Megadyne CEO Rob Farnsworth said: “Megadyne shares Ethicon’s commitment to bringing innovative solutions to surgeons and hospital systems worldwide.”

Last year, Ethicon acquired NeuWave Medical, which is involved in manufacturing and marketing of minimally invasive soft-tissue microwave ablation systems.

NeuWave’s Certus 140 ablation system features computer and touchscreen interface, which enables activation of single or simultaneous multiple probe procedures for patients with soft-tissue lesions.

Ethicon, which is the subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, produces surgical technologies and solutions such as sutures, staplers, energy devices, trocars and hemostats.

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