Dedication to Innovation

Each year we dedicate on average 20% of our revenue to product development as well as projects that increase the efficiency of our manufacturing operations. By maintaining a high commitment to R&D, we are able to fuel the continuous development of new technologies and satisfy the clinical and economic needs of our customers.

As a result of our commitment to innovation, we have a portfolio of over 700 medical devices and a pipeline filled with the next generation of breakthrough technologies for minimally invasive surgery. Our advanced technologies enable General, Cardiac, Vascular, Urologic, Bariatric, Gynecologic, Obstetric and Colorectal surgeons to provide their patients with enhanced clinical outcomes.


  • 2016 | Voyant
    Intelligent Energy System

    • Utilizes breakthrough technology to precisely monitor tissue fusion
    • Intelligence within the device key ensures the latest technological advancement for every procedure
  • 2014 | Alexis
    Contained Extraction System

    • Isolates specimen from surrounding cavity during tissue extraction
    • Accommodates a wide variety of specimen sizes
  • 2013 | GelPOINT Mini
    Advanced Access Platform

    • Enables the performance of laparoscopic surgery through a single incision of 1.5cm to 3cm for a wide spectrum of procedures
    • Offers 360° of atraumatic retraction and protection for enhanced exposure, access and cosmetic results 6, 12
  • 2012 | Epix
    Universal Clip Applier

    • Delivers a true M/L clip featuring TiGold clip technology, ensuring reliable closure and secure retention
    • An integral part of the Total 5mm Solution, designed to maximize any total 5mm laparoscopic procedure
  • 2012 | Inzii
    12/15mm Retrieval System

    • Reinforced tip design ensures specimen security and minimizes risk of contamination
    • Maximizes port introduction options enabling a 1600ml bag through Kii® 12mm or larger ports
  • 2011 | Total 5mm Solution

    • Enables a less invasive and more economically efficient approach to a variety of laparoscopic procedures
    • Minimizes incision sizes, potentially reducing post-operative pain and improving cosmesis 10, 11
  • 2011 | GelPOINT Path
    Transanal Access Platform

    • Facilitates transanal minimally invasive surgery (TAMIS) for the treatment of rectal lesions
    • Potentially reduces OR and anesthesia times and costs, as compared to traditional endoscopic microsurgery techniques
  • 2011 | Epix
    Laparoscopic Instrumentation

    • Integrate naturally with the surgeon’s hand, providing exceptional handling and enhanced control
    • Ideally suited for hidden scar surgery, increasing the surgeon's range of motion to enable these advanced procedures
  • 2010 | Alexis
    Orthopaedic Protector

    • Provides 360° of soft tissue protection by shielding skin, fat, muscles and nerves from contact with sharp instrumentation
    • Provides circumferential atraumatic retraction and enhances working space and visibility
  • 2009 | GelPOINT
    Advanced Access Platform

    • Enables the performance of laparoscopic procedures through a single incision as small as 1.5cm, enhancing cosmetic results
    • Provides 360° of atraumatic retraction and protection
  • 2009 | Kii Advanced Fixation
    Sleeve

    • Maximizes intra-abdominal working space and visibility
    • Securely anchors the trocar sleeve in the abdominal wall during laparoscopy without aggressive retaining threads that can cause tissue trauma
  • 2008 | Kii Fios
    First Entry System

    • Addresses the safety issues inherent with the first steps of laparoscopy
    • Allows for rapid insufflation with minimal penetration
  • 2007 | Alexis O
    C-section Retractor

    • Provides 360° of atraumatic retraction, protection and exposure during
      C-sections
    • Potentially reduces OR time, nausea, and overall pain and discomfort 7-9
  • 2006 | Kii
    Access System

    • Features our seventh generation, precedent-setting trocar seal technology
    • Encompasses a full line of enhanced optical non-bladed, bladed and balloon blunt tip trocars.
  • 2004 | Laparoscopic Grasper
    With latis Atraumatic Pads

    • Eliminates the need to grasp and manipulate tissue with metal jaws that can cause trauma
    • Soft latis mesh pads provide traction independent of pressure and allow for atraumatic handling of delicate tissue
  • 2004 | Silhouette
    Ureteral Stent

    • Aids in the healing of the ureter post-ureteroscopic procedures
    • Soft material and smooth surface conform naturally to anatomy, providing exceptional patient tolerance
  • 2004 | Optical Separator
    Access System

    • Allows surgeons to clearly visualize the layers of the abdominal wall while entering the abdominal cavity
    • Separates tissue along its natural lines, eliminating the need for sharp cutting blades
  • 2002 | Alexis
    Wound Protector/Retractor

    • Provides 360° of atraumatic retraction, protection and exposure during a wide variety of procedures
    • Reduces superficial surgical site infection following colorectal surgeries 6 and potentially minimizes tissue trauma and pain
  • 2001 | GelPort
    Laparoscopic System

    • Allows surgeons to insert one hand into the operative field during complex procedures
    • Maintains the patient benefits associated with standard laparoscopy while reducing OR time and the risk of conversion to open surgery4,5
  • 1999 | Forte
    Ureteral Access Sheaths

    • Provides a continuous working channel during ureteroscopic procedures
    • Clinically proven to protect the urinary system and reduce OR time1,2,3

References

  1. Auge, B.K., et al. Ureteral access sheath provides protection against elevated renal pressures during routine flexible ureteroscope stone manipulation. J of Endourol, 18:1, 2004.
  2. Kourambas, J., et al. Does a ureteral access sheath facilitate ureteroscopy? J of Urology, 165:3, 2001.
  3. O'Connell, L.M., et al. The use of a ureteral access sheath in ureteroscopy. J of Endourol, 14:1, 2000.
  4. Marcello, P.W., et al. Hand-assisted laparoscopic vs. laparoscopic colorectal surgery: a multicenter, prospective, randomized trial. Dis Colon Rectum, 51:6, 2008.
  5. Cima, R.R., et al. Experience with 969 minimal access colectomies: the role of hand-assisted laparoscopy in expanding minimally invasive surgery for complex colectomies. J Am Coll Surg, 206:5, 2008.
  6. Reid K., et al. Barrier Wound Protection Decreases Surgical Site Infection in Open Elective Colorectal Surgery: A Randomized Clinical Trial. Dis Colon Rectum. 2010 Oct; 53(10): 1374-1380.
  7. Siddiqui, M., et al. Complications of exteriorized compared with in situ uterine repair at cesarean delivery under spinal anesthesia: a randomized controlled trial. Obstet Gynecol, 110:3, 2007.
  8. Nafisi, S. Influence of uterine exteriorization versus in situ repair on post-cesarean maternal pain: A randomized trial. Int J Obstet Anesth, 16:2, 2007.
  9. Conatser, J.R., et al. Use of a hands-free abdominal retractor during cesarean delivery: A randomized controlled trial. Presented at the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Annual Meeting San Francisco, CA. May 18, 2010.
  10. Leggett, P.L., et al. Minimizing ports to improve laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Surg Endosc, 14:1, 2000.
  11. Abbas, M.H., et al. An "All 5-mm Ports" Versus Conventional Ports Approach to Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy and Nissen Fundoplication: A Randomized Clinical Trial. Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech 19:6, 2009.
  12. Horiuchi T., et al. Randomized Controlled Investigation of the Anti-Infective Properties of the Alexis Retractor/Protector of Incision Sites. J Trauma. 2007 Jan; 62(1): 212-215