Bovie Medical Corporation announced a 510K submission to the FDA seeking pre-market clearance for Bovie’s BOSS for surgical applications where soft tissue bipolar coagulation is desired. The BOSS is the latest generation device based on Bovie’s saline enhanced sintered steel technology.
The BOSS delivers RF energy simultaneously with saline to perform coagulation of soft tissue and bone, with minimal smoke, charring and sticking of tissue as well as reduced blood loss. Saline enhanced surgeries reduce operating time while improving post-operative outcomes and shortens recovery time.
Andrew Makrides, president of Bovie, stated, “In today’s economic environment, where controlling medical costs is important, the BOSS technology meets the needs of patients, surgeons and hospitals. Reduced blood loss, shortened operating and recovery time makes the BOSS a technology product that targets a large and growing market.”