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Ethicon gets 510(k) clearance For Echelon Circular PowerEd stapler

Published 20 April 2017

Ethicon, a provider of medical devices, announced that the Echelon Circular Powered Stapler has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

The ECHELON CIRCULAR Powered Stapler was designed to reduce anastomotic complications in colorectal, gastric and thoracic cancer surgeries.

Only the ECHELON CIRCULAR Powered Stapler provides two new technologies to reduce leaks without compromising perfusion—resulting in 61% fewer leaks at the staple line compared to Medtronic's DST Series™ EEA™ Stapler.

Gripping Surface Technology provides gentler handling with a 33% reduction in compressive forces on tissue2, and 3D Stapling Technology evenly distributes compression throughout the anastomosis.3 These two technologies work together to consistently optimize perfusion and reduce leaks at the staple line.1

"Ethicon is committed to reducing complications, which have a significant impact on healthcare costs and patient outcomes," says Tom O'Brien, Vice President, Global Endomechanical Platform Leader.

"The ECHELON CIRCULAR™ Powered Stapler addresses these challenges by combining powered firing with two staple forming innovations that reduce leaks without compromising perfusion.1"

From creating the first sutures, to revolutionizing surgery with minimally invasive procedures, Ethicon, part of the Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies, has made significant contributions to surgery for more than 60 years.

Our continuing dedication to Shape the Future of Surgery is built on our commitment to help address the world's most pressing health care issues, and improve and save more lives.



Source: Company Press Release