Ethicon Endo-Surgery Introduces Innovative New Generator to Help Simplify Use of Advanced Energy Technology in the OR

By Ethicon Endo-surgery Emea, PRNE
Wednesday, June 15, 2011

NORDERSTEDT, Germany, June 16, 2011 -

- First System to Combine Ultrasonic and Advance
Bipolar Power into One Simple Design Allowing Surgical Teams More
Time to Focus on the Patient
Rather Than Technology

In an effort to help simplify the preparation for surgery in the
Operating Room, Ethicon Endo-Surgery (EES) today announces the
launch of the first ever Advanced Energy Generator made to power
both ultrasonic and advance bipolar technologies and designed for
easy set-up and use in the operating room.

“The operating theatre is a fast-paced and sometimes stressful
place,” says Judith Butt, Theatre Nurse, Prince
Charles Hospital, Wales,
UK. “We need technologies that are intuitive to use so we
can devote more of our time to the patient’s needs.”

The new EES Generator has several innovative features that
enable the delivery of advanced energy technology and meet the need
to simplify the OR including:

  • One unit that powers all current and next generation
    HARMONIC® ultrasonic and ENSEAL® advanced
    bipolar devices. This includes the newly launched ENSEAL® G2 Super
    Jaw technology designed to offer surgeons strong, uniform
    compression while remaining gentle on thick tissue.  
  • Intuitive touch screen technology display that provides user
  • More compact and light weight than other generators. Its
    portable design and optional rolling stand make it easy to move in
    and around the Operating Room.
  • On-screen diagnostics that provide step-by-step animations,
    allowing the user to quickly set-up and troubleshoot.
  • Upgradable software feature that gives hospital access to the
    latest EES energy products and upgrades without the need to
    purchase additional capital equipment.

We listened to nurses and surgeons from around the world as we
designed the new EES Generator,” said Brian Noyes, Global
Product Director for the EES Generator
, “This new generator is
a direct result of that feedback: simplifying the OR by freeing up
space, providing an intuitive user interface and troubleshooting to
give the surgical team more time to focus on the patient rather
than operation of the technology.”

About EES Energy

Ethicon Endo-Surgery is a world leader in advanced energy
solutions.  The company offers a broad portfolio of ultrasonic
energy devices using HARMONIC® technology and advanced
bipolar energy devices using ENSEAL® technology.

HARMONIC® ultrasonic devices combine precision and
multifunctionality: With a jaw and blade designed for precise
dissection, sealing and transection, one device enables surgeons to
perform multiple jobs without instrument exchanges.

ENSEAL® advanced bipolar devices are strong on
sealing, yet gentle on tissue. With complete and strong seals, the
I-BLADE® delivers uniform compression across the entire
length of the jaw and seal strength that withstands up to seven
times normal systolic pressure[1].  

About Ethicon Endo-Surgery

Ethicon Endo-Surgery, a Johnson & Johnson company, develops
and markets advanced medical devices for minimally invasive and
open surgical procedures, focusing on procedure-enabling devices
for the interventional diagnosis and treatment of conditions in
general and bariatric surgery, as well as gastrointestinal health,
gynecology and surgical oncology.


1. Tested in porcine carotid arteries. Normal systolic = 120mm
Hg. Data on file.




For more information, please contact
Angelika Elser , Director , Public Affairs & Communications EMEA, T: +49-40-5297-3306, M: +49-172-2394061, E: aelser at Lisa Steiner, Senior Manager, Public Affairs & Communications EMEA, T: +49-40-5297-3127 , M: +49-173-5244-697, E: lsteine1 at

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