Senhance Ultrasonic Instrument System has received the CE Mark approval. The news was announced today by TrasEnterix, Inc.

Advanced energy devices, including ultrasonic devices, represent some of the most versatile and critical tools for surgeons in minimally invasive surgery. These instruments deliver controlled energy to effectively ligate and divide tissue, and minimize thermal injury to surrounding structures.

“Advanced energy devices are an important tool for laparoscopic surgeons because of their applicability within a wide range of procedures,” said Todd M. Pope, TransEnterix CEO. “We believe the addition of the Senhance Ultrasonic will help drive broader penetration of Senhance and help advance digital laparoscopy in Europe and other countries that accept CE Mark around the world.”

“Ultrasonic energy devices are critical tools in managing complex surgeries while minimizing bleeding and trauma to surrounding tissue,” said Prof. Dietmar Stephan, M.D., Head of Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery at St. Marien Hospitalin Siegen, Germany. “In certain procedures, use of such advanced energy has become standard of care. The addition of this capability to the Senhance Digital Laparoscopic platform is a significant expansion of clinical applicability.”