Microline Surgical Launches Enhanced MiSeal™ Reposable Thermal Ligating System at SAGES 2013 Annual Meeting

  Microline Surgical Launches Enhanced MiSeal™ Reposable Thermal Ligating
  System at SAGES 2013 Annual Meeting

  Offers new features to facilitate longer, more complex surgical procedures

SAGES 2013 Booth #517

Business Wire

BEVERLY, Mass. -- April 17, 2013

Microline Surgical, Inc., a leading manufacturer of reposable instruments for
minimally invasive surgery, today launched an enhanced version of its MiSeal™
Reposable Thermal Ligating System at The Society of American Gastrointestinal
and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) 2013 Scientific Session & Postgraduate Course
in Baltimore. MiSeal™ is the first and only reposable device that
simultaneously seals and divides soft tissue using direct thermal energy,
offering surgeons the ability to achieve exceptional patient outcomes at a
considerable cost advantage.

MiSeal™ is comprised of a reusable handle and disposable tips, combining the
precision of a fully disposable instrument with the economic benefits and
quality of a fully reusable handpiece. Leveraging feedback from surgeons,
Microline has redesigned MiSeal™ to feature a more ergonomic handle that can
be locked into position for continuous sealing to minimize fatigue and improve
the surgeon’s experience when performing long, complex surgical procedures.

“The field of laparoscopy is constantly evolving with surgeons extending the
reach of minimally invasive surgery into new clinical areas to deliver optimal
patient outcomes,” said Microline Executive Chairman Dr. Jean-Luc Boulnois.
“As laparoscopic surgeons perform a greater variety of more complex
procedures, they require technologies that can meet the demands faced in the
OR. We’ve redesigned MiSeal™ to provide the same functionality valued by our
customers delivered in a way that addresses their changing needs.”

Unlike conventional products that use monopolar, bipolar or ultrasonic energy
as modes of operation, MiSeal™ features proprietary thermal fusion technology,
which employs direct thermal energy and focused pressure to create a
high-integrity seal and a clean division, while minimizing the risk of
collateral tissue damage. MiSeal™ is powered by the Universal Power Supply
(UPS), a compact, three-pound, reusable power source that can hang from an IV
pole or sit on a tabletop, offering ease of set-up and use, which can reduce
procedure and clean-up time.

Microline will be showcasing the enhanced MiSeal™ at the SAGES 2013 Scientific
Session & Postgraduate Course in Baltimore from Wednesday, April 17 through
Saturday, April 20 in booth number 517. For more information on MiSeal™,
please visit www.microlinesurgical.com.

About Microline Surgical
Headquartered in Beverly, Massachusetts, Microline Surgical, Inc. is a leading
U.S. medical device manufacturer of high-quality reposable surgical
laparoscopic instruments. Founded in 1987, Microline is a wholly owned
subsidiary of HOYA Corporation (7741:TSE) in Tokyo, Japan, a $4.5 billion
company with approximately half of its revenues from medical business
including endoscopy and eye care. Microline’s integrated modular laparoscopic
instrumentation system consists of a selection of reusable handpieces that
utilize a broad assortment of disposable tips. This concept allows for
surgical efficiency and cost effectiveness to be preserved at all times. The
company’s patented product portfolio comprises cutting, dissecting, grasping,
cauterizing and ligating instruments used in all laparoscopic surgical
procedures. For more information, visit www.microlinesurgical.com.


For Microline Surgical, Inc.
Kara Della Vecchia, 508-314-3127
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