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At Ethicon, weʼre focused on improving health outcomes for patients and helping solve the greatest health challenges… with only meaningful innovation. The kind that led to the creation of the first sutures, that helped revolutionize surgery with minimally invasive procedures, and that elevates standards of care around the world.

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* Continuous oozing defined as bleeding that will not stop with compression / simple packing

** TTH study of Surgicel powder show average time to haemostasis of 30 seconds and is ready to use out of the package with no preparation required.

# Ethicon, 051631-160419, CONTOUR Curved Cutter Stapler, Internal Document (C1347), Data on File

† Staphylococcus epidermidis, Escherichia coli,  Staphylococcus aureus, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and Enterococcus faecium.

‡ In an ex-vivo study, more load in N was required to create a 3 ±1 mm gap between skin edges approximated with DERMABOND PRINEO System, than with subcuticular 4-0 MONOCRYL Suture or PROXIMATE ETHICON ENDO SURGERY skin staples (p=0.00).

1. Global guidelines on the prevention of surgical site infection. World Health Organization; 2016. Available from http://www.who.int/gpsc/ssi-guidelines/en/. Accessed 08 Nov 2016.

2. Ethicon, PSE Accession No. 15-0061, Project No. 16438, Pivotal Study Comparing Performance of SURGICEL Powder – Absorbable Hemostatic Particles to SURGICEL Original Absorbable Hemostat in a Swine Acute Liver Abrasion Model, August 2015, Data on File.

3. Ethicon, PSE Accession No. 16-0006, Project No. 16438, Study Comparing Performance of SURGICEL Powder – Absorbable Hemostatic Particles to SURGICEL Original Absorbable Hemostat in a Swine Acute Liver Abrasion Model, March 2016, Data on File.

4. SURGICEL Powder Absorbable Hemostat, Instructions for Use. Ethicon, Inc.

5.Ethicon, K-5678 Surgicel Endoscopic Applicator Summative Usability Design Validation Surgeon and Nurse Study, December 2016, Data on File.

6. Ethicon Inc, DR000142, 40 mm Curved Cutter Stapler Design Verification Matrix-DR000142, Dec 2012, Data on File.

7. Ethicon, 100326296: Time Zero Tissue Holding - Competitive Claims Comparisons for STRATAFIX Knotless Tissue Control Devices vs Various Products. Data on File. May 2015.

8. Ethicon, AST-2012-0331. Tissue gapping under tension of porcine cadaveric skin incisions closed with Stratafix Spiral in comparison to Monocryl in both interrupted and continuous stitching patterns. Data on File. Aug 2012.

9. Ethicon, AST-2013-0056. Performance Testing of STRATAFIX Symmetric PDSSize2-0 suture device for Tissue Holding Strength with Multiple Incision Defects to Measure Gapping. Data on File. April 2013. 

10. Ethicon, AST-2012-0510. Performance Evaluation Memo. Performance Testing of STRATAFIX Symmetric Size 2-0 suture device for Tissue Holding Strength with an Incision Defect to Measure Gapping. Data on File. Dec 2012

11. Vakil JJ, O'Reilly MP, Sutter EG, Mears SC, Belkoff SM, Khanuja HS. Knee arthrotomy repair with a continuous barbed suture: a biomechanical study. J Arthroplasty. 2011;26(5):710-713.

12. Eickmann T, Quane E. Total knee arthroplasty closure with barbed sutures. J Knee Surg. 2010;23(3):163-167.

13. Levine BR, Ting N, Della Valle CJ. Use of a barbed suture in the closure of hip and knee arthroplasty wounds. Orthopedics. 2011;34(9):e473-e475. doi: 10.3928/01477447-20110714-35.

14. Moran ME, Marsh C, Perrotti M. Bidirectional-barbed sutured knotless running anastomosis v classic Van Velthoven suturing in a model system. J Endourol. 2007;21(10):1175-1178.

15. Einarsson JI, Chavan NR, Suzuki Y, Jonsdottir G, Vellinga TT, Greenberg JA. Use of bidirectional barbed suture in laparoscopic myomectomy: evaluation of perioperative outcomes, safety, and efficacy. J Minim Invasive Gynecol. 2011;18(1):92-95.

16. Warner JP, Gutowski KA. Abdominoplasty with progressive tension closure using a barbed suture technique. Aesthet Surg J. 2009;29(3):221-225.

17. Ethicon, AST-2012-0331. Tissue gapping under tension of porcine cadaveric skin incisions closed with Stratafix Spiral in comparison to Monocryl in both interrupted and continuous stitching patterns. Data on File. Aug 2012.

18. Ethicon, Su 06TR071 Study Report for in vitro evaluation of microbial barrier properties of DERMABOND ProTape, December 2006, Data on File.

19. Ethicon, AST-2012-0290: Study to Compare the tissue holding strength of PRINEO skin closure system with conventional wound closure techniques, October 2012, Data on File.

20. C2476