Bovie Medical Corporation, a medical device company, develops, manufactures, and markets electrosurgical devices and technologies, and related medical products used in doctor's offices, surgery centers, and hospitals worldwide. The company provides electrosurgical products, including desiccators, generators, electrodes, electrosurgical pencils, and various ancillary disposable products used during surgical procedures in gynecology, urology, plastic surgery, dermatology, veterinary, and other surgical markets for the cutting and coagulation of tissue. It also offers electrosurgical disposables comprising Resistick II, a proprietary coating applied to stainless steel that resist eschar during surgery; and disposable laparoscopic electrodes for use by physicians in the areas of gynecology, general surgery, and urology. In addition, the company provides battery operated cauteries for precise hemostasis in ophthalmology; nerve locator stimulator primarily used for identifying motor nerves in hand and facial reconstructive surgery; penlights for use in physician offices; and specialty lighting instruments for use in ophthalmology, as well as distributes specialty lighting instruments for general surgery, hip replacement surgery, and endotracheal tubes placement. Further, it develops J-Plasma, a patented helium-based plasma surgical product, as well as designs, develops, and manufactures electrosurgical equipment by producing equipment for medical device manufacturers through original equipment manufacturing agreements. Bovie Medical Corporation markets its products to distributors under own brands, such as Bovie, IDS, ICON, and DERM, as well as under a private label. The company was formerly known as An-Con Genetics Inc. and changed its name to Bovie Medical Corporation in October 1998. Bovie Medical Corporation was incorporated in 1982 and is headquartered in Purchase, New York.