Ethicon’s Tom O’Brien explains the design – and critical need for – its new surgical stapler
In this episode, Tom O’Brien, Ethicon’s worldwide president of endomechanical, gives a detailed lesson on the design of its Echelon 3000 surgical stapler, from recognizing the huge problem of surgical complications and identifying how to build a stapler that’s more suited to ALL surgeons. The Echelon 3000 is designed with 39% greater jaw aperture and a 27% greater articulation span, as well as software that provides real-time haptic and audible device feedback to help enable surgeons to make critical adjustments during procedures.
Executive Editor Life Sciences Chris Newmarker conducts that interview and brings his Newmarker’s Newsmakers hitting upon news from Stryker, Pear Therapeutics, Dexcom and 3M. We also talk about the world’s largest orthopedics companies (find the list here) and the current spate of disappointing earnings reports from medical device companies
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