Dextera Surgical’s MicroCutter Technology to be Featured in Presentations at EACTS Annual Conference

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Sept. 28, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Dextera Surgical Inc. (Nasdaq:DXTR) today announced the company’s schedule of key lecture presentations at the 30th European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery (EACTS) annual meeting, the largest gathering of cardiothoracic surgeons in the world, to be held Oct. 1 – 5 at the Centre Convencions Internacional de Barcelona in Barcelona, Spain.

Innovative approaches to cardiothoracic procedures using the company’s MicroCutter 5/80 surgical stapling technology will be presented by Joel Dunning, M.D., cardiothoracic surgeon at James Cook University Hospital, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery in Middlesbrough, U.K. and Ruoyu Zhang, M.D., thoracic surgeon at Klinik Schillerhoehe, Department of Thoracic Surgery in Gerlingen, Germany.

Key presentations are as follows (all times Central European Time):

Saturday 10/1/16
1:30 p.m., Room 113 – Beyond Conventional Video Assisted Thoracic Surgery: Part 2

  • Advanced stapling techniques/microcutters with J. Dunning

Monday 10/3/16
2:30 p.m., Room 129/130 – VATS Lobectomy

  • Microlobectomy, a novel form of VATS lobectomy with J. Dunning

3:15 p.m., Room 129/130 – VATS Lobectomy

  • Clinical outcomes of thorascopic lobectomy in patients with moderate and severe comorbidity with R. Zhang, T. Kyriss and G. Friedel

About Dextera Surgical
Dextera Surgical designs and manufactures proprietary stapling devices for minimally invasive surgical procedures. In the U.S., surgical staplers are routinely used in more than one million minimally invasive laparoscopic, video-assisted or robotic-assisted surgical procedures annually.

The company's signature proprietary technology, the MicroCutter 5/80 Stapler, is the world's first and only five-millimeter surgical stapler that articulates to 80 degrees in each direction. As the smallest-profile articulating stapler available today, the MicroCutter 5/80 Stapler may reduce the amount of dissection and tissue handling required to position the stapler in confined spaces, enabling access to difficult-to-reach anatomy. The cartridge-based device's small size and wide articulation range are designed to enhance the surgeon's access and visualization at the surgical site and to mitigate limitations on the advancement of minimally invasive surgical approaches created by larger stapling devices.

Dextera Surgical also markets the only automated anastomosis devices for coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery on the market today: the C-Port® Distal Anastomosis Systems and PAS-Port® Proximal Anastomosis System. These products, sold by Dextera Surgical under the Cardica brand name, have demonstrated long-term reliable clinical performance for more than a decade.

MicroCutter Indication Information
The MicroCutter 5/80 Stapler is manufactured and cleared for use in the United States for transection and resection in multiple open or minimally invasive urologic, thoracic and pediatric surgical procedures, as well as application for transection, resection and/or creation of anastomoses in the small and large intestine, and the transection of the appendix. The MicroCutter 30 White Reload has application in vascular tissue.

Contact: Investors: Bob Newell Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer (650) 331-7133 Media: Jessica Volchok (310) 849-7985

Source:Dextera Surgical Inc.