5/4/2007 1:50:16 PM
MELVILLE, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Bovie Medical Corporation (the “Company”) (Amex: BVX), a manufacturer and marketer of electrosurgical products, today announced that it has acquired the remaining 50% interest in its J-Plasma co-venture, resulting in Bovie having 100% ownership of the medical device technology. The technology utilizes a gas ionization process producing a stable thin focused beam of ionized gas that can be controlled in a wide range of temperatures and intensities, providing the surgeon greater precision, minimal invasiveness and an absence of conductive currents during surgery. Recent engineering improvements include increases in power and efficiency and component miniaturization, making manufacturing easier and less costly. Production prototypes have been developed for testing purposes. Intended areas of use include veterinary medicine and dermatology. Other possible uses contemplated are in gastroenterology, gynecology, urology and cosmetology. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.
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