Intuitive Surgical wins FDA nod for 60mm stapler

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Intuitive Surgical (NSDQ:ISRG) said today that the FDA cleared its fully-wristed 60 mm stapler, SureForm 60.

The device is a single-patient-use stapler featuring 120 degrees of fully-wristed articulation, which Intuitive touts as “an industry first.”

Beyond the 60 mm device, Intuitive’s stapling portfolio includes 30 and 45 mm stapler instruments.

The stapler uses Intuitive’s SmartFire software to measure tissue compression before and during staple firing, automatically adjusting to the firing process as staples are formed, the company explained.

Surgeons control Intuitive’s latest stapler via the daVinci console – it’s compatible with the da Vinci Xi and X systems. The SureForm 60 device has general, thoracic, gynecologic, urologic and pediatric indications, according to Intuitive.

“Intuitive continues our minimally invasive innovation with our 60mm stapler, rooted in extensive research and development and an understanding of surgeons’ needs,” Sal Brogna, EVP & COO, said in prepared remarks.

ISRG shares were trading at $487.39 apiece in late afternoon activity today, up +0.4%.

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