Covidien reported that its new Endo GIA curved tip and black reloads with Tri-Staple technology are available in limited release, which work with Endo GIA Universal stapler.

The Endo GIA curved tip reload is the surgical stapling device that features a curved tip for improved maneuverability around hard-to-reach tissues and vessels with ease of use.

The curved tip also offers blunt dissection during minimally invasive procedures such as video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) to remove a portion of the lung, by mounting a radiopaque flexible introducer radiopaque flexible introducer for guidance.

Covidien said the black reload enables surgeons to consistently staple in extra thick tissue applications that previously were beyond the indications of any minimally invasive stapler.

The black reload is designed to compress tissues that are up to 50% thicker than the tissues that could be compressed with traditional staplers.