CINCINNATI, OH – April 18, 2022 -- Ethicon*, part of Johnson & Johnson MedTech**, announces the launch of the ENSEAL X1 Straight Jaw Tissue Sealer, a new advanced bipolar energy device that cuts and transects, enables stronger sealing, and captures more tissue per bite than the LigaSure Blunt Tip, a tissue sealing device from Medtronic1,2.
Designed with a longer jaw and longer cut length, the ENSEAL X1 Straight Jaw captures more tissue per bite 1,3 and enables more secure sealing through burst pressures that are 19% higher than LigaSure Blunt Tip 2. A 360-degree rotating shaft enables easy access to targeted tissue3. Clinical studies have shown that the ENSEAL X1 Straight Jaw Tissue Sealer produced minimal lateral thermal spread9.
“The Enseal was superb for delicate dissections,” said Dr. Smitha Vilasagar***, who performed the first case worldwide. “I was very impressed with the ease of using the device and the sealing was excellent.”
The ENSEAL X1 Straight Jaw is indicated for use in open and laparoscopic general, gynecological, urologic, thoracic, and ENT surgical procedures or any procedure where vessel ligation, tissue grasping, dissection, and division of vessels, lymphatics, and tissue bundles is performed. ENSEAL X1 Straight Jaw features the same handle design as existing X1 products, which features separate seal and cut capabilities4. Its ergonomic design includes conveniently placed control buttons that are designed for less hand movement and one-handed operation.5
This latest innovation in tissue sealing from Ethicon builds upon the industry’s most comprehensive portfolio of intelligent energy solutions, which also includes the recently introduced ENSEAL X1 Curved and ENSEAL X1 Large Jaw Tissue Sealers, HARMONIC ultrasonic devices and MEGADYNE core electrosurgical tools.6
“We designed the devices in our energy portfolio with our goals to enable faster healing, improve OR safety and efficiency, and allowing surgeons to achieve the best possible patient outcomes in open or laparoscopic surgical procedures,” said Kate Masschelein, President, Ethicon. “Leveraging our deep understanding of the science of tissue management, we will continue to innovate and provide solutions that set new standards for the use of energy in surgery.”
For more information about ENSEAL X1 Tissue Sealers, visit www.enseal.com.
Ethicon, part of Johnson & Johnson MedTech Companies, has made significant contributions to surgery for more than 100 years from creating the first sutures, to revolutionizing surgery with minimally invasive procedures. Our continuing dedication to Shape the Future of Surgery is built on our commitment to help address the world's most pressing health care issues and improve and save more lives. Through Ethicon's surgical technologies and solutions including sutures, staplers, energy devices, trocars and hemostats and our commitment to treat serious medical conditions like obesity and cancer worldwide, we deliver innovation to make a life-changing impact. For more information, visit www.ethicon.com.
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Cautions Concerning Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains "forward-looking statements" as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 regarding the ENSEAL X1 Straight Jaw Tissue Sealer. The reader is cautioned not to rely on these forward-looking statements. These statements are based on current expectations of future events. If underlying assumptions prove inaccurate or known or unknown risks or uncertainties materialize, actual results could vary materially from the expectations and projections of Ethicon, Inc., any of the other Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies and/or Johnson & Johnson. Risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to: uncertainty of regulatory approvals; uncertainty of commercial success; challenges to patents; competition, including technological advances, new products and patents attained by competitors; manufacturing difficulties and delays; product efficacy or safety concerns resulting in product recalls or regulatory action; changes to applicable laws and regulations, including global health care reforms; changes in behavior and spending patterns of purchasers of health care products and services; and trends toward health care cost containment. A further list and descriptions of these risks, uncertainties and other factors can be found in Johnson & Johnson's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 30, 2018, including in the sections captioned “Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements” and “Item 1A. Risk Factors,” and in the company’s most recently filed Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, and the company’s subsequent filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Copies of these filings are available online at www.sec.gov, www.jnj.com or on request from Johnson & Johnson. Neither Ethicon, Inc. the Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies nor Johnson & Johnson undertakes to update any forward-looking statement as a result of new information or future events or developments.
*Ethicon represents the products and services of Ethicon, Inc., Ethicon Endo-Surgery, LLC and certain of their affiliates. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
**The Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies comprise the surgery, orthopedics, and interventional solutions businesses within Johnson & Johnson’s Medical Devices segment.
***Consultant to Ethicon
1. Metrology report comparing ENSEAL® X1 Straight Jaw to LigaSureTM Blunt Tip (LF1837) (p < 0.001). (093768-210608)
2. Comparison of ENSEAL X1 Straight Jaw to LigaSure™ Blunt Tip (LF1837). Benchtop testing on porcine arteries (1023mmHg vs. 863mmHg. p<0.001). (194427-211102)
6. Upon review of product catalogs and websites (Advanced Energy, Core Energy, Surgical Smoke Evacuation) for the respective manufacturers: Medtronic, Olympus, Intuitive Surgical, Conmed. Ethicon (2017) (088146-180227)
9.Mean thermal spread measured via histology on porcine vessels 7 mm or less in diameter. Curved: 2.03+/‐0.61 mm, Straight: 2.05+/ 0.68 mm. (200845‐220111)
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