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Incisive Surgical Announces Sale Of One-Millionth INSORB Stapler
Date:2/20/2013

MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Incisive Surgical, Inc. today announced the sale of its one millionth INSORB® Absorbable Skin Stapler.  The unique INSORB Absorbable Skin Stapler is a revolutionary new skin closure technology that places an absorbable staple entirely underneath the skin to close surgical incisions.  Clinicians now have a more patient-centric option for rapid skin closure.  This patented device has won several national awards, including the 2006 Wall Street Journal Technology Innovation of the Year Award for medical devices.  Incisive Surgical is the only company in the world that offers this technology.

"We are extremely proud of reaching this significant milestone of selling over 1,000,000 INSORB Skin Staplers since the product launch in 2005," said John L. Shannon, Jr. , president and chief executive officer.  "This is a testament to the profound benefits of our innovative surgical modality for patients, clinicians and providers, as well as the efforts of our exceptional team of employees and independent sales partners throughout the world."

Prior to the launch of the INSORB Stapler, only two options were available for closure of long surgical incisions – absorbable sutures or metal skin staples.  Absorbable sutures result in comfortable and cosmetic incisions, but lengthen the operative and anesthesia time of surgery which increasing costs and the potential for patient complications.  Although rapid to use, traumatic metal staples puncture and pinch the skin which may result in increased pain and compromised cosmetic closures.  Many patients refer to their metal skin staples incisions as "railroad track" scars.  In addition, metal staples require removal which may be inconvenient, costly and painful.  The INSORB Stapler eliminates the potential of sharps injuries to the clinical staff &
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