Exclusively distributed by Codman & Shurtleff, the new features of the CMC V include touch screen technology, select local language display and messaging, and the ability to customise eight end-user profiles to suit surgeon preferences or procedural preferences.

Synergetics USA president and CEO Dave Hable said the new CMC V is a digitally controlled electrosurgical generator that provides surgeons with significant advancements in controls for use with bipolar foot and hand-operated, cutting and coagulating instruments.

"The launch of the next generation electrosurgical generator, designed and built by our company, demonstrates our long-standing relationship with Codman, a global leader in neuroscience and neurovascular devices and solutions," Hable said.

"We are very excited about the potential benefits that the CMC V and our disposable bipolar instruments can bring to doctors and hospitals. The CMC V will be available in select US markets beginning late 2010, and is expected to be available in Europe by early next year."