FDA OKs SurgiQuest's smoke evacuation system for laparoscopic surgery
This article was originally published in Clinica
SurgiQuest's AirSeal Dynamic Pressure System has received 510(k) clearance from the US FDA for smoke evacuation during minimally-invasive surgery. Multiple laparoscopic instruments can be inserted through a single AirSeal cannula, which continuously evacuates and filters the smoke which arises from cauterisation during surgery. Without AirSeal, this smoke impairs visualisation during surgery and means surgeons frequently have to interrupt procedures until the smoke is cleared, SurgiQuest says. The AirSeal system also keeps the endoscope free from obstructions, as it does not need valves or gaskets, the Orange, Connecticut-based firm added.
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