Hand-Held Medical Instruments offer full articulation.

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Designed to be used with existing standard trocars, Autonomy(TM) Laparo-Angle(TM) Instrumentation provides laparoscopic surgeons with 7 degrees of freedom and maps motion of hand holding instrument. Angle Locking Mechanism lets user lock angle of articulation when performing task, while Axial Rotation Knob allows rotation of tip at that angle. This 5 mm instrument line includes Autonomy(TM) Laparo-Angle(TM) Needle Holder, Metzenbaum Scissors, Maryland Dissector, and Electrosurgery Hook.



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Cambridge Endo Announces Laparoscopy's First Full-Line of Fully Articulating Hand-Held Instruments



FRAMINGHAM, Mass., April 19 -- Cambridge Endo, a Massachusetts-based medical device company, today announced the development of the first full-line of fully articulating hand-held instruments for laparoscopic surgeons: Autonomy(TM) Laparo-Angle(TM) Instrumentation. These revolutionary instruments provide seven degrees of freedom and map the motion of the hand holding the instrument. This freedom of movement delivers a new level of access, positioning, and control. The ergonomic handle enables comfortable single-handed use and helps relieve surgeon fatigue.

Cambridge Endo's 5 mm instrument line includes the Autonomy(TM) Laparo- Angle(TM) Needle Holder, 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 lock 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 suturing, knot tying, dissecting, and cutting. Cambridge Endo has released the first product in the Autonomy line-the Autonomy(TM) Laparo-Angle(TM) Needle Holder. The full product line will be available by June, 2007.

Cambridge Endo founder, Woojin Lee PhD, developed this advanced technology in collaboration with the surgical community. "Surgeon feedback is what we are about . . . our mission is to work collaboratively with the surgical community to revolutionize least invasive surgery," said Dr. Lee. He added, "These articulating instruments are an important step in advancing laparoscopic surgery."

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 www.cambridgeendo.com/ or email info@CambridgeEndo.com. Cambridge Endo is headquartered in Framingham, MA.

CONTACT: Jack Jacobson of Cambridge Endo, +1-508-405-0790, ext 102, jjacobson@CambridgeEndo.com

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