Covidien (NYSE: COV), a leading global provider of healthcare products, today announced that the Company’s Tri-Staple™ technology platform has achieved more than $1 Billion in product sales since launching in mid-2010.
Covidien's Tri-Staple technology platform consists of Endo GIA™ Ultra Universal Staplers (manual handles) and a comprehensive set of endostapling reloads. In addition, Tri-Staple reloads are compatible with Covidien’s newest powered stapling platform – the iDrive™ Ultra system – which brings enhanced precision and control to stapling. The portfolio of endostapling reloads in the Tri-Staple family includes four specialty reloads designed to address specific surgical challenges:
- Endo GIA Black Reload – the only reload designed specifically for use in extra-thick tissue applications
- Endo GIA Radial Reload – offers the potential for greater distal margins in colorectal surgery and enhanced maneuverability deep in the pelvis
- Endo GIA Curved Tip Reload – the first and only reload with a curved tip on the distal end of the anvil to facilitate access in challenging tissue conditions
- Endo GIA™ 30 mm Reload – the only stapler designed specifically for use in situations where space is limited