Valley Forge Scientific designs and manufactures electrosurgical generators that have been sold and distributed by marketing partners such as Codman & Shurtleff (neurosurgical division of Johnson & Johnson), Microvasive (division of Boston Scientific Corporation) and Stryker Instruments. The company was established in the 1970s by Dr. Jerry Malis to develop and manufacture bipolar electrosurgical generators and accessories for use in neurosurgery. As the modality of choice for electrosurgery in the brain and spine, the products were developed in conjunction with Leonard I. Malis, M.D., F.A.C.S., who was Chairman Emeritus of the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Department of Neurosurgery. Dr. Malis designed and developed the first bipolar coagulator in 1955, and pioneered the use of electrosurgery in the brain.
Valley Forge engineered improved microprocessor control of an exclusive computer-generated waveform for bipolar coagulation and cutting of tissue. A neurosurgical generator, the Malis CMC-II, was developed in the early 1980’s, and a Bipolar Irrigation System to provide saline irrigation to the surgical site was developed to work in conjunction with the CMC-II. The Malis CMC-III was developed in the late 1980s to introduce High Power and Micro Bipolar Cutting for the excision of brain and spinal tumors. The CMC-III offered the advantages of high power as well as micro bipolar cutting of a variety of tissues, with results similar to monopolar cutting. The CMC-III provided efficient, gentle coagulation of tissues whether bathed in body fluids or irrigation.
Today Valley Forge Scientific is owned and operated by FHC, Inc.