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Apollo Endosurgery Unveils Two New Endoscopic Products At SAGES 2010

Apollo Endosurgery has introduced two new flexible surgical products OverStitch Endoscopic Suturing System and the FlexShears Endoscopic Scissors at the 12th World Congress of Endoscopic Surgery, hosted by SAGES and CAGS.

The OverStitch Endoscopic Suturing System is a device that mimics the way physicians deploy sutures by hand. It provides full-thickness endoscopic suturing on a flexible platform, delivering surgical standard of care through the flexible endoscope.

Apollo Endosurgery claimed that the FlexShears Endoscopic Scissors is a breakthrough in endoscopic cutting and single-patient use design delivers optimal performance and reliability. The 360-degree, continuous rotation allows for precise orientation of blades to targeted tissue.

According to Apollo Endosurgery, flexible surgery minimizes the trauma of surgical access by taking advantage of natural orifices to deliver surgical tools to targeted areas.

Lee Putman, vice president of sales and marketing at Apollo Endosurgery, said: “We were extremely pleased with the outstanding reception that our products received, as well as the positive feedback and interest that was generated by the industry. We are looking forward to our early June, 2010 launch. We are also exhibiting at Digestive Disease Week (DDW) in New Orleans.”

Apollo Endosurgery is dedicated to patient care through the development of flexible surgery, which is emerging from the convergience of laparoscopic surgery and therapeutic gastroenterology.