ElectroBond- Electro Surgical Blades
Optimizing Non-Stick Electrosurgical Device Performance
In the past, the PTFE1 coating on endoscopic electrosurgical blades was not effective in preventing the buildup of eschar (burnt tissue) during surgical procedures, thus resulting in blades roughened by the adherence of tissue. The manufacturer of these needed a non-PTFE coating for their stainless electrosurgical blades. In response to this issue, the SSG team has developed a durable high-temperature release coating material. Electro Bond was tested and succeeded in providing a smooth non-stick pore-free surface. Unlike the PTFE surface of standard electrosurgical blades and devices (ball, wire, needle, etc.), Electro Bond resists damage and scratching.
The SSG team has completed all the 510K certification documentation required for Electro Bond to receive FDA approval for these electrosurgical device blades and the manufacturer now has an internationally qualified Electro Bond electrosurgical blade that overcomes the performance problems inherent in PTFE coatings.
Key Features of ElectroBond
- High temperature resistant; 700°F continuous and 840°F short term stability
- Will not thermally decompose during use and does not develop hot spots
- More damage resistant than any PTFE or silicone electrosurgical coating on existing blades
- Successfully bonded to blades, needles, wires, balls, probes, and more
- Most physically durable and damage resistant electrosurgical coating available
- No porosity provides controlled cutting with virtually no uncontrolled sparking
- Extremely hard surface (4H pencil hardness) with excellent eschar release
Click here to access an ElectroBond tech sheet: ElectroBond Tech Sheet
U.S. Patent Nos. 7,147,634; 8,814,861; 8,814,862; 8,814,863; 9,630,206, and other patents pending.