NiTi™ Surgical Solutions introduced a new, investigational bowel anastomosis device at the American College of Surgeons (ACS) 95th Annual Clinical Congress in Chicago, IL. The device, the BowelRing™, is the next advancement in the company’s BioDynamix™ Anastomosis Technology platform. According to the company, features include:
- Use of Nitinol-based elements to press together the ends of resected tissue, enabling natural reconnection and healing after removing a section as part of a surgery.
- Currently being evaluated for side-to-side anastomosis, most often utilized in small bowel and right colon procedures.
- The ability to potentially provide physicians with a staple-free anastomosis technology for bowel and certain colon surgeries, potentially eliminating bleeding at the anastomosis site and minimizing complications following surgery.
NiTi plans initiation of clinical trials of the new device and submission to the U.S. FDA during 2010.
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