Launched in the US, the new device will be used to address surgical procedures, which involve complex thoracic and colorectal issues where precision is critical.

Harmonic HD 1000i can be used in different surgically complex procedures and specialties, including thoracic, hepato-pancreato-billary, colorectal and gynecologic oncology.

The devices includes advanced dissection, transection and sealing capabilities, making it to replace multiple other devices used in open and laparoscopic surgery.

Ethicon US president Andrew Ekdahl said: "At Ethicon, we challenged ourselves to identify the unmet needs of our customers by speaking with surgeons to understand their concerns in performing complex surgical procedures including oncology.

“Today, we are proud to launch a unique device that will help improve the clinical outcomes of patients, while enabling procedural efficiencies that can benefit the health system.”

In April, Ethicon acquired NeuWave Medical, which is nvolved in manufacturing and marketing of minimally invasive soft-tissue microwave ablation systems.

The acquisition is in line with the Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices' strategy of advancing innovation and investing in areas of unmet medical needs such as surgical oncology.

Ethicon manufactures surgical products, including sutures, staplers, energy devices, trocars and hemostats, which will be used to treat serious medical conditions such as obesity and cancer.