US-based Microline Surgical has acquired Starion Instruments, a developer of surgical technology to seal and divide soft tissue.

The merger enables Microline to take advantage of Starion’s manufacturing, R&D, customer service and financial operations.

Microline’s instruments feature reusable handles and disposable tips, with the clinical and economic uses of fully reusable instruments.

Microline Surgical CEO Jean-Luc Boulnois said the company is developing new ways to deliver Starion’s safe and effective energy source through Microline’s economical, eco-friendly design.