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Aesculap, Inc. to Participate at American Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS); featuring Caiman® & Endo-SPONGE™

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At Booth 212, Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa, Hollywood, Florida

Center Valley, PA (May 16, 2014) – Aesculap, Inc., a leader in surgical technology instruments is pleased to announce its participation at the ASCRS 2014 Annual Meeting from May 17 – 21, 2014.  Exhibition days are planned for May 18 – 20, 2014. Visitors to Aesculap’s booth, number 212, will see the company’s latest offerings in seal and cut technology, as well as its innovative advancements in anastomotic leakage treatment. 

Increased efficiency with Caiman® Vessel Sealers -  Caiman was designed to deliver improved results for the most challenging procedures. 

·    Tip first closure and hinged jaw design promotes tissue retention and uniform tissue compression for a clean and consistent seal

·    Long jaws for heightened procedural efficiency, sealing and cutting up to 4.7cm of tissue at a time

·    80 degrees of articulation for improved maneuverability and access to difficult to reach anatomy

Minimally invasive treatment with Endo-SPONGE™ system - Anastomotic leakage is the most critical complication after lower anterior rectal resection and is the main cause for the high level of patient mortality and morbidity. It can lead to generalized peritonitis, with a severe septic progression.

The exclusive Endo-SPONGE™ system is a new, non-surgical, minimally invasive method for the gentle treatment of anastomotic leakage in the lower rectum that offers:

·    Continuous drainage, no build up of secretion

·    Rapid cleaning of the wound cavity

·    Promotion of granulation

·    Reduction of the size of the wound cavity

To learn more about Caiman®, Endo-SPONGE™ or other Aesculap product offerings, visit booth number 212 at ASCRS, May 18-20, 2014.  If you are unable to attend, visit www.aesculapusa.com or contact your local Aesculap Sales Representative.

About Aesculap, Inc.

Aesculap, Inc., a B. Braun company, is part of a 175-year-old global organization focused on meeting the needs of an ever-changing healthcare community. Through close collaboration with its customers, Aesculap provides advanced technologies for general surgery, neurosurgery and closure technologies. Aesculap continues a proud heritage of leadership and responsiveness as we strive to deliver products and services that improve the quality of patients’ lives. For more information, call 800-282-9000 or visit aesculapusa.com.

Contact:   Amy Burkey

Senior Project Manager, Corporate Communications 

Aesculap, Inc.