1. Dextera seeks expanded indications for MicroCutter 5/80 stapler
Dextera Surgical announced in a June 1 press release that it has filed a 510(k) with the FDA for its MicroCutter 5/80 stapler. The company wants to expand the indications of the MicroCutter 5/80 for use in liver, pancreas, kidney and spleen surgeries. Currently, the staplers are used for transection and resection in multiple open minimally-invasive urologic, thoracic and pediatric surgical procedures. It is also used for transection, resection and creation of anastomoses in the small and large intestines and for the transection of the appendix.
2. EndoGastric Solutions launches new EsophyX Z GERD device
EndoGastric Solutions has launched its EsophyX Z device outside of the U.S., according to a June 1 press release. The Esophy X Z device is used in the transoral incisionless fundoplication 2.0 procedure and is the 3rd generation of EsophyX devices from EndoGastric Solutions.
3. Inolife, eyeing up-listing, taps investment bank
Inolife Technologies announced in a June 1 press release that it has signed an agreement with Maxim Group to receive strategic corporate planning and investment banking services. Maxim Group will also help Inolife Technologies become fully reporting under SEC guidelines and hopes to finish an uplisting to the Nasdaq Capital Market within the next year.