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NiTi Challenges Surgical Staple Market

This article was originally published in Start Up

Executive Summary

Surgical staples underpin surgeries in every operating room in the country, and are, well, staples of the businesses of Ethicon Endo-Surgery and Covidien, which together control 95% of the US surgical staples market. But now, in colorectal, bariatric, and thoracic procedures, some of the most promising markets for surgical staples, a threat is entering from the wings. NiTi Surgical Solutions has begun selling an alternative to staples, with a platform that it calls BioDynamix Anastomosis Technology, by which it describes compression devices that adjust to an organ's diameter to promote healing that's as natural as possible.

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