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References

*Challenging tissue - thick, fragile, and varying thickness and density​

† Benchtop testing of distal tip movement with Powered Echelon Flex™ vs manually fired devices.   Based on similarity of relevant design features between Powered Echelon Flex and subsequent Powered ECHELON Devices, no significant difference in performance is expected. (040706-150921)​

i Compared to Mega Soft​

ii Compared to Mega Soft Universal​

iii Review of 3,006 cases between 2012 and 2016 from the US Premier Healthcare Database. Data assessed included length of stay, total hospital cost, supply cost, room & board cost, incidence of transfusion, and incidence of hemostasis-related complications; all p ≤ 0.05.​

‡ Benchtop testing in porcine tissue ≤30mmHg (26mmHg average pressure experienced during intra-operative leak test), comparing Ethicon CDH29P to Medtronic (Covidien) manual EEA2835 (p<0.001) and preclinical perfusion model, in which perfusion was not significantly different between devices.​

# Based on a pre-clinical study on seal reliability and average time to transect 150mm of porcine jejunum, device measurements based on a metrology study, engineering study of average device tip grasping force and a porcine study comparing sealing times of HARMONIC™ ACE+7™ and HARMONIC™ HD1000i.​

§Preclinical test of distal tip bleeding (ENSEAL™ vs. Impact-LF4318) in thick porcine mesentery base (p<0.001).​

**Challenging tissue - thick, fragile, and varying thickness and density​

  1. ​Ethicon, PRC076031B Tissue Performance Design Verification Test of 45mm Gripping Surface Technology (GST) Reloads with Echelon Flex 45mm Powered Plus Staplers, Sep 2016, Data on file Ethicon, PRC067394A Tissue flow and functional performance of ENDOPATH ECHELON™ Reloads (GST) and Covidien’s reloads with TriStaple™ technology, July 2014, Data on file (113328-190502 EMEA)​
  2. Ethicon, Inc. DERMABOND PRINEO Skin Closure System, Instructions For Use.​
  3.  Ethicon, PRC04891  Completion Report for AMP Claims Testing for Stability and Motor Noise, October 2012, Data on File.​
  4.  Ethicon, Stability Claims Memo, May 2011, Data on File.​
  5. Ethicon, Endocutter Stapler Comparison Report, April 2011, Data on File.​
  6. Ethicon, ENG-RPT-406, Verifcation Testing I, Universal Mega Soft, Oct 2013, Data on File. (115403-190529) ​
  7. Ethicon, 28022018, Universal Plus Equivalency Memo, Feb 2018, Data on File. (115403-190529, 116660-190614, 116652-190614, 116657-190614) ​
  8. Ethicon, 31072019, Megasoft Pad Weights Memo, July 2019, Data on File. (115403-190529) ​
  9. Ethicon, 08032017, Hydrogen Peroxide Cleaning of Mega Soft Return Electrodes (ENG-RPT-519), March 2017, Data on File (116657-190614) ​
  10. Ethicon, 07082019, MegaSoft Sales and Procedures Calculation 2019, Aug 2019, Data on File. (117766-190702)​
  11. Miller DL, Roy S, Kassis ES, Yadalam S4, Ramisetti S4, Johnston SS5.. Impact of Powered and Tissue-Specific Endoscopic Stapling Technology on Clinical and Economic Outcomes of Video-Assisted Thoracic Surgery Lobectomy Procedures: A Retrospective, Observational Study. Adv Ther. 2018 May;35(5):707-723​
  12. Ethicon, PRC077848 Leak Claims Testing, October 2016, Data on File. Ethicon, PSB004557 A comparison of staple line perfusion between 29mm ECHELON CIRCULAR™ Powered Stapler (CDH29P) and manual 28mm DST Series™ EEA™ Circular Stapler (EEA2835), November 2016, Data on File (063164-180102)​
  13. Ethicon, PRC074111B, Buccaneer DV Grasping Force – Tip Bite, March 2016, Data on file Ethicon, PRC074125B, Buccaneer DV-Vessel Transection Speed, March 2016, Data on file Ethicon, PRC074127B, Buccaneer DV Transection Speed – Marching And Tip Bite, March 2016, Data on file Ethicon, PRC074432A, Buccaneer Energy Vessel Tissue Claims, March 2016, Data on file Ethicon, PRC074607A, Buccaneer Metrology Claims, March 2016, Data on file (118714-190716 EMEA)​
  14. Ethicon, PSB004548 Final Report Brick Distal Tip Sealing Algo D, Sept 2016, Data on File. Ethicon, PSP005819, Final Report- 2017 Brick Claims: Comparison of distal tip sealing performance between ENSEAL X1 Large Jaw (NSLX120L) and LigaSure Impact (LF4318), Sept 2017, Data on File (116497-190612 EMEA)​
  15. Ethicon, PRC076031B Tissue Performance Design Verification Test of 45mm Gripping Surface Technology (GST) Reloads with Echelon Flex 45mm Powered Plus Staplers, Sep 2016, Data on file Ethicon, PRC067394A Tissue flow and functional performance of ENDOPATH ECHELON™ Reloads (GST) and Covidien’s reloads with Tri-Staple technology, July 2014, Data on file (113328-190502 EMEA)​