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Dr. Andreas Kuthe Performs First Laparoscopic Procedures Using Cardica's Microcutter XPRESS™ 30 Surgical Cutting and Stapling Device
Date:7/19/2011

, the Microcutter XPRESS™ 30, has a shaft that is 8 mm in diameter, compared to commercialized stapling products with shafts that are at least 12 mm in diameter. The smaller diameter of the anticipated Microcutter line allows access through smaller, less-invasive ports and, importantly, through trocars used for the other surgical tools required for laparoscopic procedures. The Cardica Microcutter product line requires a 510(k) review and is not yet commercially available in the U.S.

About Cardica

Cardica designs and manufactures proprietary stapling and anastomotic devices for cardiac and endoscopic 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 34,500 units throughout the world. In addition, the company is developing the Cardica Microcutter XPRESS™ 30, a true multi-fire endoscopic stapling device designed to be used in a variety of procedures, including bariatric, colorectal, thoracic and general surgery. The Cardica Microcutter XPRESS 30 requires a 510(k) review and is not yet commercially available in the U.S.

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This press release contains "forward-looking" statements, including all statements regarding the future development, potential surgical uses, regulatory approval and commercialization of products in Cardica's proposed Microcutter product line, including the Cardica Microcutter XPRESS 30. Any statements contained in this press release that are not historical facts may be deemed to be forward-looking statements. The words "plans," "scheduled," "to be" and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. There are a number of imp
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