Ethicon Announces Launch of STRATAFIX™ Knotless Tissue Control Devices

    Ethicon Announces Launch of STRATAFIX™ Knotless Tissue Control Devices

STRATAFIX™ Devices Transform Tissue Repair and Restoration Experience By
Providing Surgeons Consistent Control and Performance

PR Newswire

SOMERVILLE, N.J., Oct. 4, 2012

SOMERVILLE, N.J., Oct. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Ethicon, Inc., a worldwide
leader in surgical care, has announced its entrance into the barbed suture
market with the launch of its new portfolio of STRATAFIX™ Knotless Tissue
Control Devices, representing the next evolution in wound closure technology.
With significantly more points of fixation than traditional sutures,
STRATAFIX™ Devices give surgeons more consistent control over every pass
(through the tissue), and combine the strength and security of interrupted
closure with the efficiency of continuous closure.

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The technical advancements of STRATAFIX™ Devices provide multiple clinical
advantages for surgeons. The anchors running along the length of the device
prevent it from loosening, making it easier for surgeons to control tension
and maintain approximation, without assistance. The anchors also eliminate the
need to tie knots, removing the possibility of knot-related complications and
allowing surgeons to operate more efficiently. STRATAFIX™ Devices allow
surgeons to close wounds substantially faster than when using an interrupted
technique, meaning that patients also require less time under anesthesia.

For over a century, Ethicon has led technology advancements in surgical
sutures and wound-closure devices. With the introduction of its new portfolio
of STRATAFIX™ Devices, the company continues its tradition of innovation by
bringing that trust, quality, and reliability to new surgical frontiers.

"The STRATAFIX™ portfolio paves the way for the development of entirely new
surgical approaches that will transform the surgeon's tissue repair and
restoration experience, representing the future of wound closure," says Tim
Schmid, President, U.S. at Ethicon. "This product launch demonstrates our
commitment to making investments in technology that will advance surgery. By
utilizing Ethicon's global reach and partnerships, we can bring the benefits
of barbed suturing technology to more patients than previously possible."

This fall, Ethicon will introduce STRATAFIX™ Spiral devices, the first
products in the STRATAFIX™ portfolio. Additional products are expected to be
available as early as next year as the portfolio is expanded. 

About Ethicon
The Ethicon brand is used for the products of Ethicon, Inc. and Ethicon
Endo-Surgery, Inc., two companies with long histories of medical innovation,
which provide globally a broad range of surgical technologies and products
(including sutures, staplers, clip appliers, trocars and meshes) used to treat
colorectal and thoracic conditions, women's health conditions, hernias, cancer
and obesity. Ethicon, Inc. and Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. are part of the
Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies.

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513-337-3590
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SOURCE Ethicon, Inc.
 
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