New Cutter/Stapler Device Available in Europe

Published date : 03 January 2013
Article date : 03 January 2013


Medgadget reports that Cardica is releasing its MicroCutter XCHANGE 30 cutting/stapling device to the European market. The dual use device, intended for use in laparoscopic and thoracoscopic procedures, allows surgeons to deliver multiple staples without needing to reload cartridges.

The company received CE Mark clearance for the device in March 2012 and will start the roll-out from hospitals in Switzerland and Austria.

The article says that around 60 surgeons have used the XCHANGE 30 in over 220 laparoscopic and thoracoscopic procedures with more than 600 deployments over the last 8 months. The device has been used in a variety of procedures including appendectomies, gastric bypasses, hemicolectomies, gastrectomies, parenchymal or soft organ surgeries (operations on the liver and kidney), lobectomies and other thoracic and lung surgeries. It has also been used during hysterectomies.

Source: Gene Ostrovsky for Medgadget, 02 Jan 2013. 

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