Cardica’s Microcutter surgical cutting and stapling product line is designed to provide true multi-fire endoscopic stapling in a variety of procedures, including colorectal, thoracic and general surgery.

The Microcutter line is designed to cut and staple continuously, allowing a surgeon to complete successive deployments without removing the device for a cartridge reload.

After successful completion of development, Cardica plans to apply the CE Mark to the first Microcutter product, the Microcutter Xpress 30, for commercialization.

Cardica president and CEO Bernard Hausen said receiving the CE Mark for an initial Microcutter device is a milestone in their progress towards the commercialization of Cardica’s proprietary staple-on-a-strip technology.