Learn why Cardica has changed

its name to Dextera Surgical

Introducing Dextera Surgical

We have some exciting news to share: Our company, Cardica, is changing its name. Beginning June 20, 2016 we will be called Dextera Surgical.

We are entering a new and exciting chapter for our growing company. Thirteen years ago, we introduced our first automated anastomosis systems for use in cardiac surgery under our original name, Cardica, which reflected the focus of our business at the time. These products continue to perform well and remain the only automated anastomosis devices for coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery on the market today.

Today, our company has built on that heritage of innovation with a broader portfolio of products that are helping to advance minimally invasive surgery around the world. Our newest technology, the MicroCutter 5/80 stapler, is the smallest and most maneuverable surgical stapling device on the market today, and is making an impact for patients across a wide variety of clinical applications – from lung surgery to pediatric procedures and beyond.

We have a new management team in place, a broadened focus and a clear vision forward.  We have evolved as a company and we thought it was time our name did too.

We have been planning for our new brand for months and are thrilled to be able to introduce it to you now. The name Dextera is inspired by the word dexterity, which emphasizes skill, expertise, agility and finesse – qualities we see in our employees, our products and the surgeons who are advancing minimally invasive surgery every day.

We are excited about our company’s future and we can’t wait to show you what’s next. Welcome to Dextera Surgical!

Julian Nikolchev
President & CEO, Dextera Surgical

About Dextera Surgical

Dextera Surgical designs and manufactures proprietary stapling devices that enable the advancement of minimally invasive surgical procedures. In the U.S., surgical staplers are routinely used in more than one million minimally invasive laparoscopic, video-assisted or robotic-assisted surgical procedures annually.

The company’s signature proprietary technology, the MicroCutter 5/80, is the world’s first and only five-millimeter surgical stapler that articulates to 80 degrees in each direction. As the smallest-profile articulating stapler available today, the MicroCutter 5/80 may reduce the amount of dissection and tissue handling required to position the stapler in confined spaces, enabling access to difficult-to-reach anatomy.  The cartridge-based device’s small size and wide articulation range is designed to enhance the surgeon’s access and visualization at the surgical site, and to mitigate limitations on the advancement of minimally invasive surgical approaches created by larger stapling devices.

Dextera Surgical also markets the only automated anastomosis devices for coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery on the market today: the C-Port® Distal Anastomosis Systems and PAS-Port® Proximal Anastomosis System. These products, sold by Dextera under the Cardica brand name, have demonstrated long-term reliable clinical performance for more than a decade.

" Given advances in diagnostic technologies and resulting growing interest in less invasive surgery, we are committed to developing innovative solutions to help surgeons operate more effectively through small incisions, enabling improved patient outcomes. "
—Julian Nikolchev, President & CEO

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