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|Covidien’s Tri-Staple™ Technology Platform Reaches $1 Billion Sales Milestone|
Innovative and expanding surgical stapling portfolio offers outstanding clinical performance in wider range of laparoscopic surgical procedures
The Tri-Staple technology platform includes four specialty reloads designed to address specific surgical challenges: Endo GIA 30mm Reload, Endo GIA Curved Tip Reload, Endo GIA Black Reload, Endo GIA Radial Reload. (Photo: Business Wire)
Covidien’s Tri-Staple technology platform for endoscopic surgical stapling is the first-of-its-kind technology that enables surgeons to use staplers in a broader range of tissue thicknesses than ever before. Surgeons have rapidly adopted and use Tri-Staple technology reloads across surgical specialties including bariatric, thoracic, colorectal, general, hepatobiliary and gynecological surgery. Endo GIA™ Reloads with Tri-Staple technology are sold in more than 45 countries.
“Our Tri-Staple technology has enabled
The benefits delivered by Tri-Staple technology are achieved due to its graduated compression design and progressive staple heights, which provide less stress on tissue during compression and clamping1, the potential for greater perfusion into the staple line2 and the ability to manage tissue variability.
“In my experience with progressive staple heights, we are finding this
leads to more successful stapling, more formed staples, and fewer
misfires, which is truly an incredible innovation for what we do in
liver surgery with unpredictable variances in tissue thicknesses,”
“Reaching this milestone in less than three years from launch is a significant accomplishment,” Hanson added. “We intend to continue investing in and expanding the Tri-Staple technology portfolio. With the recent launch of the iDrive Ultra, we believe the Tri-Staple platform will continue to experience good growth.”
1 When compared to Echelon Flex™ green reloads as part of a September 2, 2011, analysis comparing different stapler designs and their performance and impact on tissues under compression using two-dimensional finite element analysis (data on file).
2 When compared to Ethicon Echelon Flex™ green reloads as part of a bench study conducted August 16-18, 2011, that measured fluid perfusion into clamped media among different stapler designs (Covidien Engineering Report No. PCR-007; data on file).