Firing Speed

By controlling the firing speed of a stapler in different tissue properties it is possible to deliver, with more consistency, properly formed B-shaped staples with stronger functional closure.([FOOTNOTE=Based on internal test report #R2146-151-0, Powered stapling firing speed DOE analysis and ASA parameters: preliminary ex vivo porcine model data using various speeds a user can deploy staples with a manual handle (n=243 firings). 2015.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=]),([FOOTNOTE=Based on internal test report #RE00147607, 4.5 mm round staple pull-apart analysis report.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=]),4,†,‡‡

Variable Tissue vs Firing Speed

The Signia™ stapling system's sensing technology is able to distinguish between average and thicker, more challenging tissue.1,([FOOTNOTE=Based on internal test report #R2146-173-0, ASA Verification Testing with Slow Speed Force Limit Evaluation, 2015.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=]),([FOOTNOTE=Based on internal report #RE00218740, Signia™ stapling adaptive firing technology data calculations and references (memo). August 7, 2019. ],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=]),†

As Signia™ fires, it uses force-sensing technology to adjust firing speeds to optimise staple formation when stapling in  variable tissue thicknesses.1,3,† 

Manual staplers don’t do that. Neither do fixed-speed powered staplers. It’s what makes the Signia™ stapler smart.

Staple Formation

The result is a more secure staple formation enabling you to operate with greater consistency.

In fact, the Signia™ stapler delivers three-times fewer malformed staples, and two-times less under crimp and overall 50% stronger staple lines.2,([FOOTNOTE=Based on internal test report #PCG-028, Signia+ stapling system competitive claims. March 27, 2017.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=]),([FOOTNOTE=Based on internal test report #PCG-032, Comparison of undercrimped staple measurements between Medtronic and Ethicon powered stapling platforms.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=]),†,‡

What consistent performance provides:

  • Force-sensing technology to optimize staple lines1,3,†
  • Adaptive Firing™ technology which adapts to tissue
  • Adaptive Firing™ technology automatically adjusts speed to improve staple formation when forces increase  in challenging applications1,3,†
  • Please see the package insert for the complete list of indications, warnings, precautions, and other important medical information.

  • † Preclinical results may not correlate with clinical performance in humans.

  • ‡ Compared to Ethicon powered stapler with GST technology.

  • ‡‡ Compared to manual and fixed-speed powered staplers.