Ethicon Endo-Surgery has announced the launch of HARMONIC FOCUS+ Shears with Adaptive Tissue Technology (HARMONIC FOCUS+) the next generation ultrasonic surgical device that now brings Adaptive Tissue Technology to open procedures while delivering on the HARMONIC promise of precision.
The new device will be featured at the Fifth World Congress of the International Federation of Head and Neck Oncologic Societies (IFHNOS) and Annual Meeting of the American Head & Neck Society (AHNS) this week.
The new HARMONIC FOCUS®+ features the proprietary Adaptive Tissue Technology that Ethicon introduced in HARMONIC ACE®+ last year, integrated into a new, slimmer design with faster sealing and transection at the tip for greater precision and speed.
- Next-generation Adaptive Tissue Technology enables HARMONIC FOCUS®+ to actively sense and adapt to changing tissue conditions to intelligently deliver energy, resulting in reduced clamp arm temperature for improved thermal management1
- A redesigned tip profile on HARMONIC FOCUS®+ delivers 49 percent faster sealing and cutting at the tip2
- The HARMONIC FOCUS® Shears reduces procedure time in long and complex procedures3
- A newly designed profile that is 19 percent slimmer for improved visualization4
"With HARMONIC FOCUS®+, I can do more with a single instrument. Based on the improvements made to FOCUS®+, I should not have as many instrument exchanges," said David Terris, MD, Edward S. Porubsky Distinguished Professor and Chairman of the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Georgia Regents University and Surgical Director of the GRU Thyroid Center. "The more surgeons can use the HARMONIC FOCUS®+ for dissection, the fewer times we have to reach for a different instrument. It’s not only easier, it may also make the operation faster and more efficient based upon these improvements to the device."5
HARMONIC FOCUS®+ is designed for use in specialties including otorhinolaryngologic (ENT), and General Surgery and in open procedures requiring fine dissection and reliable vessel sealing. HARMONIC FOCUS®+ will be available beginning this month in the United States, most of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. This device is the just the latest in a series of technology advancements from the Ethicon Energy platform including HARMONIC ACE®+7 Shears with Advanced Hemostasis (click here) and the ENSEAL® G2 Articulating Tissue Sealer (click here).
"Ethicon continues to lead the market in advanced energy with this next evolution in the HARMONIC® legacy of meaningful innovation," said Tom O’Brien, Ethicon Vice President, Energy Global Strategic Marketing. "Our HARMONIC FOCUS®+ platform delivers even greater versatility and performance because of the tremendous collaboration our surgeon and health system partners bring to our innovation process and our understanding of their needs for superior outcomes and superior efficiency."