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Covidien (Boulder, Colorado), a provider of healthcare products and energy-based surgical systems, said that its ForceTriad energy platform is now compatible with the da Vinci surgical system, da Vinci S surgical system and da Vinci Si surgical system, all designed by Intuitive Surgical (Sunnyvale, California).

During minimally invasive robotic surgical procedures, the ForceTriad energy platform now works in concert with da Vinci surgical systems in Cut and Coag mode. The synergistic approach using the ForceTriad energy platform and the da Vinci surgical systems brings energy-based ligation and hemostasis techniques to the new frontier of robotic-assisted minimally invasive surgery.

"We are pleased to inform our customers that the ForceTriad energy platform and the da Vinci Surgical Systems are now compatible," said Chuck Allen, director of global marketing, energy-based devices, Covidien.

Covidien says the ForceTriad energy platform is the one integrated system available today that meets all radiofrequency (RF) energy needs. This system, used in operating rooms in more than 70 countries across the globe, provides surgeons with controlled energy delivery in a range of RF energy modalities electrosurgery, dissection and hemostasis.

Intuitive Surgical's technology is designed to extend the benefits of minimally invasive surgery to the broadest possible base of patients.