Saturday, February 22, 2020
Breaking Medical Device Industry News


Ethicon Launches VISTASEAL Fibrin Sealant (Human)

VISTASEAL is first innovation to emerge from Ethicon's strategic partnership with Grifols, a pioneer in the plasma industry.

Industry’s First Powered Circular Stapler Launched by Ethicon

The new ECHELON CIRCULAR Powered Stapler combines two innovative Ethicon technologies, 3D Stapling Technology that evenly distributes compression and Gripping Surface Technology, which provides gentler handling to reduce compressive forces on tissues.

New Study Shows LINX Treatment Lowers Overall Medical Expenses for GERD and Other Health Issues

4/3/19: The research for the LINX Reflux Management System was partially funded by Ethicon, part of Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies, in collaboration with Highmark Health’s VITAL Innovation Platform, a test-and-learn environment for health innovations. 

LINX Reflux Management System Significantly More Effective than Standard of Care Medical Therapy in Treating GERD Symptoms

10/17/18: The CALIBER study, the first randomized controlled clinical trial to compare the anti-reflux procedure to proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), the standard of medical care for GERD treatment, was published in GIE: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, the peer-reviewed journal of the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE).

Ethicon Launches Comprehensive Solution for Bariatric Revision Surgery

9/26/18: “When reoperations are required, they can be challenging due to the unpredictable nature and complexity of variables to which the surgeon may be confronted during surgery. These include such issues as adhesions, tissue type and thickness, unexpected or disruptive bleeding, and difficult access to the patient’s anatomy. This new portfolio of products and education from Ethicon helps the surgeon manage this unpredictability to the benefit of the patient,” said Alan Wittgrove, MD, FACS, FASMBS, Medical Director at the Wittgrove Bariatric Center in Del Mar, CA.

DERMABOND PRINEO Skin Closure System Leads To Higher Patient And Surgeon Satisfaction After Total Knee Replacement

9/24/18: Orthopaedic surgeons were more satisfied with the DERMABOND PRINEO System too, but by even wider margins than their patients. Overall surgeon satisfaction was 83.7 percent compared to 56.1 percent for skin staples. Surgeons felt the System led to greater overall patient satisfaction (84% vs. 45%), better cosmetic results (88% vs. 40%) and better overall healing of the knee incision (82% vs. 52%). Surgeons were also less worried about surgical site infections (77% vs. 52%).

Ethicon Highlights the Importance of Choice, at IFSO 2017

Ethicon*, part of Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies (JJMD), has emphasized its commitment to improving access...

Ethicon Launches New Power Stapler Enabling Extra Control and Precision for Complex Surgeries

The ECHELON FLEX™ GST System now features a 45mm endocutter intended for use in very thick tissue,...