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Ethicon Announces Collaboration Agreement with MEGADYNE®

Thu, 11/21/2013 - 8:00am
Business Wire

Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. (Ethicon) Energy business, market leaders in advanced energy surgical devices, today announced that it has entered into a collaboration agreement with MEGADYNE ®, market leaders in electrosurgery. Per the terms of the agreement, Ethicon and MEGADYNE ® will now offer contracting solutions for customers in the U.S. that will increase choice and access to a broad energy portfolio across multiple energy platforms, from monopolar and standard bipolar currently offered by MEGADYNE ® to advanced bipolar and ultrasonic currently offered by Ethicon.

“This combined offering provides our hospital system with a comprehensive portfolio of solutions for our energy needs,” said Sonja L. Glass, RN, BSN, Value Analysis Coordinator for Surgical Services, Strategic Sourcing (Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Winston Salem, North Carolina). “I believe Ethicon and Megadyne provide high quality products that help us deliver quality outcomes for our patients. The strategic partnership helps drive cost efficiencies and provides financial benefits for Wake Forest Baptist.” This collaboration not only provides customers greater choice of energy solutions to simplify their inventory management, but we can now also offer increased value through flexible contracting solutions, capital trade-out programs, product and supplier standardization and environmentally friendly solutions.

“Our companies share a common vision to advance surgery and improve patient outcomes through high quality standards, intuitive to use products and a customer solutions mindset,” said Michelle Brennan, Worldwide President for the Ethicon Energy business. “Now leveraging our combined scope and scale, we can provide a comprehensive portfolio of solutions across the spectrum of energy platforms.” For more information about the Ethicon/ MEGADYNE ® partnership, physicians and hospitals can contact their local Ethicon Energy sales representative or call 1-800-USE-ENDO.

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