FDA Permits Marketing of Ethicon Endo-Surgery's Percutaneous Surgical Set
FDA has announced it is permitting marketing of the first surgical instrument set that can be assembled and disassembled inside the body during surgery, Ethicon Endo-Surgery's Percutaneous Surgical Set, according to a news release.
The Percutaneous Surgical Set is intended to be used during minimally invasive laparoscopic abdominal surgery, in which a camera and surgical instruments are inserted through one or more small incisions in the abdomen.
"Laparoscopic surgery reduces the size and number of incisions needed to perform certain surgical procedures," said Christy Foreman, director of the office of device evaluation in FDA's Center for Devices and Radiological Health, in the release. "The Percutaneous Surgical Set provides a novel treatment option for performing this type of abdominal procedure."
Ethicon Endo-Surgery is a subsidiary of the Johnson & Johnson Co.
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