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Covidien’s Duet TRS™ Reload with Tissue Reinforcement was recently selected as a winner in the 2010 Medical Design Excellence Awards MDEA). The Duet TRS Reload is an endoscopic stapler used in laparoscopic surgery to transect and staple tissue. The Duet TRS Reload is the only stapler of its kind that comes preloaded with a synthetic absorbable reinforcement material on each anvil and cartridge.

It is designed to improve haemostasis and pneumostasis, and to provide additional tissue support during the wound-healing period. The reinforcement material is fully absorbed by the body over time. The pre-loaded stapler provides surgeons with the option of using tissue reinforcement without any additional steps of loading. Conventional staplers require a second person to load the tissue reinforcement material manually for the surgeon before each use. By eliminating this need, the Duet TRS Reload can improve operating room efficiency and reduce waste.

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