Bovie Medical, a manufacturer and marketer of electrosurgical products, is set to develop a laparoscopic electrosurgical electrical leakage detection device.

The device is designed to prevent burns to the patient by detecting the leakage of electrical current from surgical handpieces during monopolar electrosurgery.

The company has recently been awarded a patent to develop the device.

Bovie anticipates incorporating the device into electrosurgical generators manufactured by itself and other firms.