ES Vascular Gets CE Mark for Surgical Stapler

ES Vascular, which I wrote about a few weeks ago, has received a CE Mark of approval for its Open Aortic Stapler (OAS), enabling commercialization of the device in most European countries.  According to the press release, the device “enables one shot stapling of synthetic grafts to aorta in open repair of abdominal and thoracic aneurysmal and occlusive disease, replacing lengthy and cumbersome manual suturing in these major procedures.” 

Founded in Israel in 2003 by Prof. Edward G. Shifrin, a vascular surgery expert, ES Vascular’s staplers “form a continuous ringed line of staples with no gaps between adjoining staples to eliminate leakage and bleeding.”

Shuki Porath, CEO of ES Vascular said he is “very pleased to have received the CE Mark for our OAS device and will immediately implement our strategy to make it available in approved countries. Positive clinical data position OAS to be a break-through product for patients and physicians alike.”

ES Vascular will be presenting the OAS and other products at the MedtechInsight conference “Investment In Innovation (In3) Europe”, Paris, April 29-30.

See a video presentation of the stapler in action and check out the company’s website for detailed info on the technology.

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