Bovie - the first name in electrosurgery

Promecon distributes the electrosurgery range of the American manufacturer Bovie Medical Corporation in German speaking countries. Bovie is the brand of the inventor of electrosurgery Dr William T. Bovie who developed the first electrosurgical instrument during his time at Harvard University. By now the Bovie Medical Corporation is one of the leading brands in electrosurgery worldwide.

Promecon is introducing the Bovie range step by step, beginning with monopolar electrodes. Any requests for further products are very welcome. See also here.

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ActiLine® - the competitive high-quality alternative

In co-ordination with Bovie Medical Corporation Promecon is gradually developing an alternative to particularly low-priced products on the market, but to a very high standard. For example the electrodes have a moulded on shaft with anti-rotation hex lock and no shrinking tube. It is a limited range of components in particularly high demand as a first step into the Bovie product range.

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BOVIE - the first name in electrosurgery (read more...)

For thousands of year people have used heat in the form of hot irons to treat wounds. Since the end of the 19th century heat could be produced through electric currents. In 1920 Dr William T. Bovie, an eccentric inventor with a doctorate in plant physiology, developed an innovative HF-unit within the scope of his work at Harvard University in Massachusetts that Harvey Cushing, the father of modern neurosurgery, introduced into clinical practice.

Dr. William T. Bovie

he first use of an electrosurgical generator in an operating room occurred on October 1, 1926, at Peter Bent Brigham Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. A few days earlier (September 28, 1926) Dr. Cushing had been unsuccessful in removing a mass from a patient's head due to its highly vascular nature. In Dr. Cushing's note from October 1st, " ...with Dr. Bovie's help I proceeded to take off most satisfactorily the remaining portion of tumor with practically none of the bleeding which was occasioned in the preceding operation."


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