The i60R Intelligent Surgical Instrument is an innovative reverse pivot linear cutter designed to improve medical outcomes by providing surgeons with greater access to important anatomical sites that are currently difficult to reach. The i60R will be available for applications throughout the digestive tract. In addition, PMI received approval from an Institutional Review Board to conduct a study on the effectiveness of the i60R in the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). PMI's Intelligent Surgical Instruments are computer-assisted, power-actuated endomechanical instruments that surgeons use for cutting, stapling and tissue manipulation in a variety of procedures in open surgery and minimally invasive surgery. PMI intends to launch the i60R in April 2009.