Megadyne Medical Products, The Electrosurgical Authority and full-solution electrosurgical provider, recently announced that its newest product release, the ZIP Pen, is the First Place Winner in the highly respected “Surgical Instrument” category of the 2015 ‘Excellence in Surgical Products’ (ESP) Awards. The Zip Pen’s patented and now award winning design functions like a standard electrosurgical pencil, while effortlessly removing surgical smoke in a highly ergonomic manner unlike any other surgical smoke removal pencil.
Expert users of cutting-edge products and innovative technology identified which companies and products were deserving of the 2015 ESP Awards by selecting those that contributed most to surgical performance, efficiency, and safety. This panel of experts awarded the ZIP Pen with the First Place award, recognizing it as the premier product in the surgical instrument category.
Surgical smoke is an operating room hazard that has gone virtually unchecked for decades, due in large part to surgeon resistance to cumbersome smoke evacuation hand pieces. Unlike other smoke evacuation pencils, ZIP Pen provides ergonomic grip options that eliminate the drag historically created by the tubing on the back of smoke evacuation pencils. The result is a smoke evacuation device with unsurpassed ergonomic options for surgeon comfort and procedural flexibility that surgeons enjoy using. The Zip Pen is loaded with features, including an E-Z Clean electrode, lightweight design and a clear suction sleeve that encapsulates the electrode for superior smoke capture without inhibiting surgical site visibility. Additional features include: large activation buttons for ease of use, a safety grip for comfort and control, and full 360 degree swivel capabilities for maximum procedural flexibility.