Invuity® Introduces Eigr™ Saber Waveguide with Yankauer

           Invuity® Introduces Eigr™ Saber Waveguide with Yankauer

Device to Debut at 80th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic

PR Newswire

SAN FRANCISCO, March 19, 2013

SAN FRANCISCO, March 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Invuity, a leading developer of
advanced visualization devices to optimize minimally invasive surgeries, today
debuted its Eigr^™ Saber Waveguide with Yankauer suction at the American
Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) annual meeting. Invuity will showcase
this innovative technology to leading surgeons at exhibitor booth 455
throughout the 80th Annual Meeting of the AAOS.


A Yankauer suction is the most commonly used surgical suction instrument in
the world. Eigr (pronounced eye-gr) Saber Waveguide with Yankauer is a
next-generation surgical device that combines the benefits of superior
hand-held illumination and Yankauer suction. Its low profile design provides
surgeons with the ability to better visualize in small surgical cavities,
whether in minimally invasive or open surgeries. The Eigr Saber Waveguide
with Yankauer is designed for use in general orthopaedic and orthopaedic
trauma surgeries including total hip replacement procedures and pelvic
fracture fixation. Approximately 56 million people in the U.S. experience
musculoskeletal injuries every year.

In addition to orthopaedic surgeries, the Yankauer suction platform is
currently used in millions of other surgical procedures annually in multiple
specialties, including cardiac, breast and general surgery. Eigr Saber
Waveguide with Yankauer suction is designed to deliver benefits to surgeons
performing these procedures as well.

The Eigr Saber Waveguide with Yankauer integrates the company's proprietary
Eigr illumination technology -- brilliant, cool light that virtually
eliminates shadows, glare and minimizes thermal hazards. It is available in
two tip configurations and includes an attachable pistol grip handle for
improved ergonomics and comfort.

"We have seen very strong adoption of our initial Saber device, the Eigr Saber
with Frazier suction configuration for spinal procedures. Orthopaedic surgeons
have been asking for a device like this -- hand-held illumination on a larger
suction platform. The Eigr Saber Waveguide with Yankauer model now expands
our Saber line and brings the benefits of our Eigr illumination technology to
a broader range of procedures and specialties," said Philip Sawyer, CEO of

"Illumination and suction are equally important to achieve optimal
visualization in a tight operative space. With this new product, Invuity has
effectively married two critical technologies and addressed a pressing
clinical need," said Dr. Herrick J. Siegel,Professor of Surgery and Head of
Orthopaedic Oncology at UAB Medical Center in Birmingham, Alabama. "The Eigr
Saber Waveguide with Yankauer is one of the most significant technological
advancements in orthopaedic surgery this year. I'm excited to begin using it
in my total hip replacement, oncology and orthopaedic trauma surgeries."

Last year, Invuity closed $25 million in Series D funding to expand the
development, manufacturing and commercialization of the company's advanced
medical devices. The funding was led by Valence Advantage Life Sciences Fund
II ("Valence Advantage"), which is run by the team that also manages the
Caxton Advantage Life Sciences Fund. Existing investors Kleiner Perkins
Caufield & Byers and InterWest Partners also participated in the financing
round, along with Wexford Capital.

About Eigr™
Eigr technology incorporates a proprietary optical waveguide technology with a
complex geometry of integrated microstructures to shape illumination within
the operative space. Eigr broadly projects thermally cool, brilliant light to
uniformly illuminate deep surgical cavities, providing unsurpassed
visualization while virtually eliminating shadows, glare and thermal hazards.
Eigr waveguides are single use products.

About Invuity®
Invuity develops advanced medical devices to dramatically improve access and
visualization in minimally invasive and minimal access surgeries. The
company's products incorporate its proprietary Eigr technology into
sophisticated hand-held illumination devices and access systems for a variety
of surgical specialties including spine, orthopaedics, breast and thyroid
oncology and plastic surgery. The company is headquartered in San Francisco,
CA. For more information, visit

Invuity and Eigr are trademarks or registered trademarks of Invuity, Inc.

SOURCE Invuity

Contact: Brett Robertson/Invuity, +1-415-655-2124,
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