SafeStitch Medical, a developer of minimally invasive surgical devices, has changed name of its AMID Stapler to AMID Hernia Fixation Device.

The company said the decision to rename the product was to better illustrate the functionalities of the device.

The design of AMID Hernia Device fixates mesh by delivering staples in a parallel plane to the femoral vessels, which may help avoid vascular injury.

The device also allows for mesh manipulation, mesh fixation and skin closure.

SafeStitch Medical president and CEO Jeffrey Spragens said, "We believe the distinct features of the AMID Hernia Fixation Device offer improved functionality, including the unique 45 degree angle head, mesh manipulators and staple counter when compared to a standard medical device stapler."

AMID Hernia Fixation Device inventor and UCLA surgery clinical professor Parviz Amid said, "The unique features of mesh manipulators and angled head help ease the open hernia repair procedure."