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# 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.

*Ethicon created the world’s first mass-produced sterile sutures in 1887

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

i. Compared to Mega Soft

ii. Compared to Mega Soft Universal

iii. Ethicon retrospective analysis of economic and clinical outcomes comparing the use of Echelon Powered vs. Medtronic non-powered endoscopic surgical staplers to treat patients undergoing video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery lobectomy. Review of 3,006 cases between 2012 and 2015 from the Premier Perspective® Hospital 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.

‡ Only when in “trigger grip” position

1. 2017 European Society of Coloproctology (ESCP) Collaborating Group. The 2017 European Society of Coloproctology (ESCP) international snapshot audit of left colon, sigmoid and rectal resections - Executive Summary. Colorectal Dis. 2018;20 [Suppl 6]:13-14.

2. 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 28mm DST Series EEA Circular Stapler (EEA2835), November 2016, Data on File (114092-190513 EMEA)

3. Zoucas E, Lydrup ML. Hospital costs associated with surgical morbidity after elective colorectal procedures: a retrospective observational cohort study in 530 patients. Patient Saf Surg. 2014;8(1):2

4. SAGES RECOMMENDATIONS REGARDING SURGICAL RESPONSE TO COVID-19 CRISIS [https://www.sages.org/recommendations-surgical-response-covid-19/]. Accessed 3/30/2020.

5. Ethicon, Inc. DERMABOND PRINEO Skin Closure System, Instructions For Use.

6. Ethicon, PRC04891 Completion Report for AMP Claims Testing for Stability and Motor Noise, October 2012, Data on File.

7. Ethicon, Stability Claims Memo, May 2011, Data on File.

8. Ethicon, Endocutter Stapler Comparison Report, April 2011, Data on File.

9. Ethicon, ENG-RPT-406, Verifcation Testing I, Universal Mega Soft, Oct 2013, Data on File. (115403-190529).

10. Ethicon, 28022018, Universal Plus Equivalency Memo, Feb 2018, Data on File. (115403-190529, 116660-190614, 116652-190614, 116657-190614).

11. Ethicon, 31072019, Megasoft Pad Weights Memo, July 2019, Data on File. (115403-190529).

12. Ethicon, 08032017, Hydrogen Peroxide Cleaning of Mega Soft Return Electrodes (ENG-RPT-519), March 2017, Data on File (116657-190614).

13. Ethicon, 07082019, MegaSoft Sales and Procedures Calculation 2019, Aug 2019, Data on File. (117766-190702).

14. Ethicon Inc, Premier thoracic analysis, Ethicon Powered vs Medtronic manual sample, Data on File.

15. As Per Instructions For Use (121521-190823, 121519-190823, 131119-200124, 131621-200203, 133896-200303)

16. Ethicon, 14012019, Design Claims Memo for Telescoping Pencils, Jan 2019, Data on File (131496-200131)

17. Ethicon, 5800134-01, Straight Swivel, Female, Ultra Vac 2, Nov 2016, Data on File (131496-200131)

18. Ethicon, 5800141-01, Swivel Insert, Male, Megadyne Telescoping Smoke Evacuation Pencil, Nov 2019, Data on File (131496-200131)

19. Ethicon, ZIP PEN™ Instructions for Use, Data on File (123063-190912)

20. Ethicon, ENG-RPT-418, Zip Pen Product Specification Verification Test Report, Feb 2018, Data on File (131696-200204)

21.  As Per Instruction For Use for HARMONIC HD1000i (120515-190809)

22.  As Per Instruction For Use for HARMONIC ACE™/ACE™+7 (120515-190809)

23.  As Per Instruction For Use for HARMONIC Focus/Focus+ (120515-190809)