News and Milestones

James Cook University Hospital first in the world to offer cutting-edge lung cancer procedure

October 3, 2021 – Like most cancer patients, Graham Smith was very worried about having a major surgery to remove the cancer from his right lung, and wanted to make sure he was receiving the most advanced treatment available today. As a patient at James Cook University Hospital, Graham......Read More

Cutting-Edge Microlobectomy Research Using Dextera’s MicroCutter Device Presented at the 2016 EACTS Annual Conference

October 4, 2021 – Dextera Surgical Inc today announced the presentation of research featuring the company’s surgical stapling technology for video assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) in lung surgery. Joel Dunning, M.D., of the Department of Thoracic Surgery at James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough, UK, presented the results of......Read More

Dextera Surgical’s MicroCutter Technology to be Featured in Presentations at EACTS Annual Conference

September 28, 2021 – Dextera Surgical Inc today announced the company’s schedule of key lecture presentations at the 30th European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery (EACTS) annual meeting, the largest gathering of cardiothoracic surgeons in the world, to be held Oct. 1 – 5 at the Centre Convencions Internacional de......Read More

MicroCutter Technology Highlighted at Annual Meeting of the German Society for Thoracic Surgery

September 27, 2021 – Dextera Surgical announced two presentations at the Annual Meeting of the German Society for Thoracic Surgery in Freiburg, Germany. The use of the MicroCutter 5/80 to enable new and innovative procedures was discussed during presentations from Davor Stamenovic, M.D., thoracic surgeon at St. Vincentius Krankenhaus......Read More

Dextera and Intuitive Surgical Initiate Joint Development Program on new Robotic Stapler Products for Da Vinci Surgical System

August 1, 2021 — Dextera Surgical Inc today announced that the company has entered into a joint development program with Intuitive Surgical, Inc. the global leader in robotic-assisted surgery, on a surgical stapler and cartridge for use with Intuitive’s da Vinci® Surgical System. The initiation of this development agreement follows the successful completion of......Read More

Microcutter Used in First Stapler-enabled Pediatric Laparoscopic Duodenal Repair

July 25, 2021 — The MicroCutter 5/80 stapler, the world’s smallest profile articulating surgical stapler, continues to enable the advancement of minimally invasive surgeries worldwide with a first-of-its kind use in a laparoscopic duodenal atresia repair in a newborn. Leading pediatric surgeon Oliver Muensterer, M.D., Ph.D., Professor and Chairman......Read More

Dextera Surgical Appoints Mark Soberman M.D., Leader in Thoracic Surgery, as Medical Director

June 29, 2021 — Dextera Surgical Inc. today announced the appointment of Mark Soberman, M.D., MBA, FACS, to the position of medical director. In this role, Dr. Soberman will focus on expanding Dextera Surgical’s presence in minimally invasive and robotic-assisted surgery by working with key opinion leaders around the......Read More

Cardica Changes Company Name to Dextera Surgical

June 20, 2021 — Cardica, Inc., manufacturer of the smallest-profile and most maneuverable articulating surgical stapling platform on the market for minimally invasive surgery, today announced that the company has changed its name to Dextera Surgical Inc. The company’s Nasdaq ticker symbol also will be changing, with its common......Read More

Cardica Announces Positive Results of Long-Term Evaluation of Company’s C-Port® System for Vein Grafts in CABG Procedures

May 17, 2021 — Positive results of a clinical study of the C-Port® Distal Anastomosis System from Cardica, Inc. were presented today at the Annual Meeting of the American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS) by Husam Balkhy, M.D., associate professor of Surgery and director of Robotic and Minimally Invasive......Read More

First Procedures in U.S. Using MicroCutter 5/80 Following Expanded FDA Indication

April 18, 2021 — Cardica, Inc. announced that the first U.S. cases using the company’s MicroCutter surgical stapler in thoracic surgery procedures have been performed by Robert J. Cerfolio, M.D., at the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Comprehensive Cancer Center. The MicroCutter, the world’s smallest-profile articulating stapler available, was......Read More