Cambridge Endo's Launch of New Articulating Needle Holder Impacts Laparoscopic Approach

FRAMINGHAM, Mass., April 20 /-- Cambridge Endo, a Massachusetts-based medical device company, today announced the launch of the first fully articulating hand-held needle holder for laparoscopic surgeons: the Autonomy(TM) Laparo-Angle(TM) Needle Holder. The needle holder addresses intracorporeal suturing and knot tying, one of the most demanding challenges in laparoscopic surgery. This revolutionary instrument provides seven degrees of freedom and maps the motion of the hand holding the instrument. This freedom of movement delivers a new level of access, positioning, and control for needle management, suturing, and knot tying. The ergonomic handle enables comfortable single-handed use and helps relieve surgeon fatigue.

Along with the Autonomy(TM) Laparo-Angle(TM) Needle Holder, Cambridge Endo will offer a full line of 5 mm instruments including Metzenbaum Scissors, Maryland Dissector, and Electrosurgery Hook. Designed to be used with existing standard trocars, Autonomy allows the surgeon to use the instrument without changing the procedure. Their unique Angle Locking Mechanism allows surgeons to hold the angle of articulation when performing a task, while the Axial Rotation Knob allows rotation of the tip at that angle. This makes Autonomy(TM) Laparo-Angle(TM) Instruments ideal for needle driving, knot tying, dissecting, and cutting.

The founder of Cambridge Endo, Woojin Lee PhD, developed this advanced technology in collaboration with the surgical community. The Autonomy(TM) Laparo-Angle(TM) Needle Holder has been used in many diverse procedures. "The needle holder functioned exactly as designed," said Dr. Lee. He added "We've had an enthusiastic response from the surgical community."

About Cambridge Endo
Cambridge Endo is developing and delivering revolutionary hand-held instruments that advance least invasive surgery. In addition to its current product line, Cambridge Endo is committed to providing support and training for all their products. Surgeons can learn more about Cambridge Endo and this line of enabling technology at key surgical conventions in the US or visit the company's website at or email Cambridge Endo is headquartered in Framingham, MA.

CONTACT: Jack Jacobson of Cambridge Endo, +1-508-405-0790 ext: 102, or

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