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Johnson and Johnson subsidiary launches extended surgical shears

19th August 2010

Johnson and Johnson subsidiary Ethicon Endo-Surgery has announced the launch of a new surgical shears product designed for use among obese patients.

The Harmonic Ace 45cm curved shears are 25 per cent longer than standard Harmonic Ace products, improving reach when conducting minimally invasive procedures.

Due to this enhanced length, the shears can also reduce the need to relocate trocars, as well as the necessity of pushing down on the patient's abdomen.

Dr Mirto Foletto of the Azienda Ospedaliera di Padova in Italy endorsed the benefits of the device, saying: "The comorbidities associated with obesity and that obese patients are more likely to need surgery, means that innovation by medical device manufacturers is hugely important to ensuring equal access to high quality treatment."

The new shears can be used in a variety of applications, such as gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy, colectomy and hysterectomy.

Last month, the Johnson and Johnson group published its financial report for the second quarter of 2010, revealing that sales from its various medical device divisions grew by 4.1 per cent year-on-year.ADNFCR-8000103-ID-800031574-ADNFCR

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