Intuitive Surgical Receives FDA Clearance for First 60mm Stapler

- July 6th, 2018

Intuitive Surgical (Nasdaq:ISRG), the pioneer and a global technology leader in robotic-assisted, minimally invasive surgery, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted clearance for the company’s fully wristed, 60mm stapler. As quoted in the press release: SureForm 60™, a single-patient use 60mm stapler, offers 120 degrees of fully wristed articulation – an industry first. … Continued

Intuitive Surgical (Nasdaq:ISRG), the pioneer and a global technology leader in robotic-assisted, minimally invasive surgery, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted clearance for the company’s fully wristed, 60mm stapler.

As quoted in the press release:

SureForm 60™, a single-patient use 60mm stapler, offers 120 degrees of fully wristed articulation – an industry first. Surgeons control SureForm 60 through the da Vinci surgeon console, creating an immediate connection between clinical decision-making and instrument action. Combining da Vinci’s tremor filtration with SureForm 60’s tip stability and 120 degrees of articulation in all directions may help provide surgeons with precise stapler manipulation and placement.

SureForm 60 uses SmartFire™ technology—integrated software that optimizes stapler and staple line performance. SmartFire measures tissue compression before and during staple firing, making automatic adjustments to the firing process as staples are formed and the transection is made. SmartFire makes more than 1,000 measurements per second, helping to ensure a more consistent staple line, while helping prevent tissue damage, across a range of tissue thicknesses.

Click here to read the full press release.

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