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CareFusion unveils take-apart laparoscopic scissors

San Diego-based CareFusion Corp. (NYSE: CFN), a medical technology company, launched its new Snowden-Pencer take-apart laparoscopic scissors, the latest in the company's line of take-apart laparoscopic surgical instruments that provide sterile, sharp blades and a new insulated shaft for each procedure.

Designed for easy assembly and disassembly, the scissors feature an ergonomic, reusable ring-handle that also fits Snowden-Pencer take-apart clamps, dissectors and graspers. The handle is designed to more evenly distribute pressure than traditional handles and accommodates a variety of hand positions for comfort and precision during surgery.

To ensure the new scissors meet customer requirements, CareFusion conducted a limited market release to test the scissors in surgical procedures. After evaluation by more than 30 surgeons who performed approximately 60 procedures, the scissors received high levels of customer satisfaction and 100 percent of surgeons who evaluated the product indicated they would recommend it to peers.

Snowden-Pencer take-apart scissors provide a fresh blade and insulated shaft for each use, reducing the need to clean and inspect the shaft and insulation, and delivering potential cost savings compared to fully disposable scissors. Newly engineered and tested for use on various surgical materials and for consistent mixed hot and cold cutting without snagging, the scissors also come with the reassurance of a warranty against manufacturing defects.

Snowden-Pencer scissors are available in Curved Metzenbaum and Mini-Metzenbaum configurations in both 36 millimeter and 45 millimeter sizes. A hook-blade configuration will be available within the next few months.


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CareFusion Corp.

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3750 Torrey View Ct.
San Diego, CA 92130

CareFusion Corp. Executive(s):

Kieran Gallahue

  • Chairman, Chief Executive Officer

Joan Stafslien

  • Executive VP

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NAICS - 339112 - Surgical and Medical Instrument Manufacturing
NAICS - 621999 - All Other Miscellaneous Ambulatory Health Care Services