Teleflex and W L Gore & Associates have announced a supply agreement for the Gore Seamguard Bioabsorbable Staple Line Reinforcement material in a staple line reinforcement device designed by Teleflex for use with the Titan SGS Powered Stapling Device. With these two innovative technologies paired together, bariatric surgeons will be able to utilise the advanced technology of the Titan SGS Device with Gore Seamguard Bioabsorbable Staple Line Reinforcement material. Teleflex will provide specifics around future product commercialisation dates.
“We recognise that Gore Seamguard Bioabsorbable Staple Line Reinforcement has nearly 20 years of market presence as a leading solution to help reduce bleeds and leaks in bariatric surgeries,” said James Ferguson, President, and General Manager, Surgical, Teleflex. “As an emerging innovator in medical devices for bariatric surgery, we are excited to see the ground-breaking Titan SGS Device continue to elevate the stapling technique by pairing two successful brands in a partnership that benefits the bariatric surgery space.”
Developed by Standard Bariatrics, now a part of Teleflex, the Titan SGS Device is a sterile, single patient use instrument used for longitudinal transection and resection of the gastric tissue for sleeve gastrectomy pouch creation.
“Staple line reinforcement is an important option that many surgeons depend on when performing bariatric operations to support haemostasis of staple lines,” said Dr Paul Enochs, founding partner of Bariatric Specialists of North Carolina (now part of WakeMed Bariatric Surgery & Medical Weight Loss) Cary, NC. “A leading innovator, Gore Seamguard Reinforcement material offers years of dependable reliability and consistent performance. I am excited to hear it will be an option for surgeons using the Titan SGS Platform for sleeve gastrectomy.”
According to the company, it is the only stapler available in the US with a specific FDA indication for sleeve pouch creation in bariatric procedures. The powered stapling Titan SGS Device offers a range of benefits:
Shown to cut stapling time for a sleeve gastrectomy in half with one 55-second firing sequence.
Helps surgeons deliver a more consistent and repeatable gastric sleeve anatomy with the industry’s longest continuous staple line of 23cm with no overlapping staples.
Gore Seamguard Bioabsorbable Staple Line Reinforcement is a synthetic buttressing material engineered to reduce leaks and bleeding and strengthen the staple line by redistributing the pressure exerted by an individual staple over a wider area. More than five million devices have been implanted globally, with more than 85 peer-reviewed clinical articles supporting the use of Gore® Seamguard Reinforcement. In addition to the Titan SGS Device, Gore Seamguard Reinforcement material can be used with a variety of surgical staplers.
“We are proud that our product was sought out by Standard Bariatrics and Teleflex, to be integrated into their unique single fire stapler,” said Jake Goble, Business Leader, Gore’s Medical Products Division.