March 30, 2023 – Teleflex Incorporated announced a supply agreement with W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc. to use Gore’s GORE SEAMGUARD Bioabsorbable Staple Line Reinforcement material in a staple line reinforcement device designed by Teleflex for use with the Titan SGS Powered Stapling Device.
With the two technologies paired together, bariatric surgeons will be able to utilize the advanced technology of the Titan SGS Device with GORE SEAMGUARD Bioabsorbable Staple Line Reinforcement material.
Teleflex will provide specifics around future product commercialization dates.
Developed by Standard Bariatrics, Inc. now a part of Teleflex, the Titan SGS Device is a sterile, single patient use instrument used for longitudinal transection and resection of the gastric tissue for sleeve gastrectomy pouch creation. It is the only stapler available in the United States with a specific FDA indication for sleeve pouch creation in bariatric procedures.
The powered stapling Titan SGS Device offers a range of benefits:
- Shown to cut stapling time for a sleeve gastrectomy in half with one 55-second firing sequence.
- Helps surgeons deliver a more consistent and repeatable gastric sleeve anatomy with the industry’s longest continuous staple line of 23 cm with no overlapping staples.
- GORE SEAMGUARD Bioabsorbable Staple Line Reinforcement is a synthetic buttressing material engineered to reduce leaks and bleeding and strengthen the staple line by redistributing the pressure exerted by an individual staple over a wider area.
- In addition to the Titan SGS Device, GORE SEAMGUARD Reinforcement material can be used with a variety of surgical staplers.