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Ethicon Expects Powered Circular Stapler To Address A Common Source Of Cancer Surgery Complications

The J&J subsidiary has added power, less-invasive staples and gripping technology to circular staplers to make them easier to operate correctly

Executive Summary

The Echelon circular powered stapler for colorectal, gastric and thoracic surgery features Ethicon’s 3D stapling technology to evenly distribute compression and a gripping-surface technology that reduces compressive forces on tissue. The company expects the new system will reduce leaks at the staple line without compromising blood or lymphatic perfusion.

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