Navigation Links
Cardica Achieves Key Milestone With Over 25,000 PAS-Port® Proximal Anastomosis Systems Deployed Worldwide
Date:1/26/2012

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Jan. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Cardica, Inc. (Nasdaq: CRDC) today announced that it has surpassed 25,000 deployments of its proprietary PAS-Port® Proximal Anastomosis System during on- and off-pump coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgeries. The PAS-Port system creates a secure connection, or anastomosis, between a vein graft and the aorta, the main artery in the human body, during CABG procedures and was first shipped to Japan and Europe in 2004 before receiving US FDA market clearance in September 2008.

"I use the PAS-Port System in all cardiac bypass procedures as it saves me time in the operating room and allows me to perform less invasive MIDCAB surgeries," said Darien Bradford, M.D., cardiothoracic surgeon at Texas Healthcare. "Importantly, this is the right tool for my patients as it is reliable and the grafts connected using the PAS-Port device have been shown in clinical studies to produce the same patency as hand sewn sutures."

The PAS-Port system allows a surgeon to complete an automated connection of the bypass graft vessel to the aorta (known as a proximal anastomosis) without the need to clamp and manipulate the aorta. The common method of completing a proximal anastomosis in CABG surgery often requires that the aorta be clamped and utilizes time-consuming hand-sewn sutures. When the clamp is released, tiny blood clots or particles from the aortic wall can be released, which can then travel to the brain and cause stroke and other neurologic complications. In addition, the PAS-Port's unique design allows for a comparable take-off angle when compared to hand-sewn sutures, and enables normal blood flow as the PAS-Port's implant design does not introduce metal into the lumen.  "Since its international introduction in 2004 and FDA clearance in 2008, our PAS-Port system has been used by hundreds of surgeons to produce consistent, repeatable proximal anastomoses, with excellent clinical results," commented Bernard A. Hausen, M.D., Ph.D., president and chief executive officer of Cardica. "We are pleased to reach this important milestone and to continue to see the promise this product has to make cardiac surgery less invasive."

About Cardica

Cardica designs and manufactures proprietary stapling and anastomotic devices for cardiac and laparoscopic surgical procedures. Cardica's technology portfolio is intended to minimize operating time and enable minimally-invasive and robot-assisted surgeries. Cardica manufactures and markets its automated anastomosis systems, the C-Port® Distal Anastomosis Systems and PAS-Port® Proximal Anastomosis System, for coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery and has shipped over 37,000 units throughout the world. In addition, Cardica is developing the Cardica MicroCutter XCHANGE™ 30, a cartridge-based microcutter device with a 5 millimeter shaft diameter, and the Cardica MicroCutter XPRESS 30, a true multi-fire laparoscopic stapling device designed to be used in a variety of procedures, including bariatric, colorectal, thoracic and general surgery. The Cardica MicroCutter products require 510(k) review and are not yet commercially available in the U.S. The Cardica MicroCutter XCHANGE 30 and XPRESS 30 are not currently commercially available.

 


'/>"/>
SOURCE Cardica, Inc.
Copyright©2010 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine technology :

1. Cardica Reports Positive Top-Line Results and Submits 510(k) for PAS-Port(R) Proximal Anastomosis System in Cardiac Bypass Surgery
2. Cardica to Host Investor Briefing on Revolutionizing Revascularization
3. Cardica Announces Publication of Pivotal PAS-Port(R) Proximal Anastomosis System Clinical Trial Results
4. Cardica Announces Fiscal 2010 First Quarter Financial Results and Business Progress
5. Cardica Announces Fiscal 2010 Second Quarter Financial Results
6. Cardica to Announce Fiscal 2010 Third Quarter Financial Results on Tuesday, May 4, 2010
7. Cardica to Present at 9th Annual Needham Healthcare Conference on Wednesday, June 9, 2010
8. Cardica to Announce Fiscal 2010 Fourth Quarter and Year End Financial Results on Tuesday, August 17, 2010
9. Cardica and Intuitive Surgical Enter Into License Agreement
10. Cardica Announces Fiscal 2010 Fourth Quarter and Year End Financial Results
11. Cardicas Automated Anastomosis Systems Featured at Advances In Robotic And Hybrid Coronary Revascularization Meeting
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/24/2016)... , Belgium , June 24, ... VNRX), today announced the appointment of Dr. ... Directors as a Non-Executive Director, effective June 23, ... Audit, Compensation and Nominations and Governance Committees.  As ... Futcher will provide independent expertise and strategic counsel ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... 23, 2016 Any dentist who has made an ... current process. Many of them do not even offer this ... and high laboratory costs involved. And those who ARE able ... such a high cost that the majority of today,s patients ... Parsa Zadeh , founder of Dental Evolutions Inc. and ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016 Research and ... Devices Medical Market Analysis 2016 - Forecast to 2022" ... The report contains up to date financial data derived ... Assessment of major trends with potential impact on the market ... of market segmentation which comprises of sub markets, regional and ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:6/25/2016)... , ... June 25, 2016 , ... On Friday, June ... a Bronze Wellness at Work award to iHire in recognition of their exemplary accomplishments ... of the 7th annual Maryland Workplace Health & Wellness Symposium at the BWI Marriott ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... 24, 2016 , ... June 19, 2016 is World Sickle Cell Observance Day. ... the benefits of holistic treatments, Serenity Recovery Center of Marne, Michigan, has ... , Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) is a disorder of the red blood cells, which ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... for accelerated orthodontic treatment. Dr. Cheng has extensive experience with all areas of ... AcceleDent, and accelerated osteogenic orthodontics. , Micro-osteoperforation is a revolutionary adjunct to ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... , ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... at the Clinical Decision Making in Emergency Medicine conference in Ponte Vedra Beach, ... journal articles published in Emergency Medicine Practice and Pediatric Emergency Medicine ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... ... National recruitment firm Slone Partners is pleased to announce the ... as Vice President of North American Capital Sales at HTG Molecular . ... team in the commercialization of the HTG EdgeSeq system and associated reagents in North ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):