Ethicon Wins FDA Clearance for Echelon Circular PowerEd Stapler

April 19, 2017

Cincinnati–based Ethicon has received FDA marketing clearance for its Echelon circular-powered stapler.

The device is designed to reduce anastomotic complications in colorectal, gastric and thoracic cancer surgeries.

The device provides a 33 percent reduction in compressive forces on tissue, and 3D stapling technology that evenly distributes compression. — Cynthia Jessup

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