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Cambridge Endo launches Next Generation Autonomy Articulating Instruments

Cambridge Endo launches the Next Generation Autonomy™ Articulating Laparoscopic Instruments at the 2011 Annual Meeting of SAGES


Leader In Reduced Port, Single Port Laparoscopy Achieves Another Milestone

Framingham, MA – March 31, 2011 – Cambridge Endoscopic Devices, Inc., a pioneer in the rapidly emerging Reduced Port and Single Port Laparoscopy (also called Laparo-Endoscopic Single-site Surgery, Single Incision Laparoscopy or Single Port Access surgery) market, is pleased to announce that it is launching the Next Generation Autonomy™ Articulating Laparoscopic Instruments at the 2011 Annual Meeting of Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) in San Antonio, Texas. (Booth # 352, Exhibit Hall C)


“Our Next Generation Autonomy™ Articulating Laparoscopic Instrument line, with significantly streamlined profile, improved ergonomics, performance, cost effective design and over ten different instrument tips, is poised to precisely meet the growing demands of not just Single Port laparoscopy but also of Advanced laparoscopy and Reduced Port laparoscopy, and raise the bar even higher.” said Woojin Lee. Ph.D., President and CEO, Founder of Cambridge Endo.


It has been the Company's fundamental belief that improved access and control offered by its Autonomy™ advanced articulating instruments will fuel the rapid emergence of even less invasive surgeries, and emergence of Reduced Port and “scarless” Single Port laparoscopic surgeries affirms this belief. Single Port laparoscopy has become widely recognized as the first major advance in laparoscopy in 20 years, reducing the number of incisions (often four to six) to one at the umbilicus, and it is expected to become a significant portion of laparoscopy in next several years, according to the recently published Millennium Research Group (MRG) study “The Rise of Single Port Laparoscopy”.


Based on surgeon satisfaction scores, the MRG study finds Cambridge Endo's current generation instruments already to be best-in-class. And, the streamlined profile, improved ergonomics and overall performance improvement of Next Generation Autonomy™ Articulating Laparoscopic Instruments will meet the most demanding challenges of limited access and control surgeons face when performing Reduced Port laparoscopy and Single Port laparoscopy. At the 2011 Annual Meeting of SAGES in San Antonio, Texas, Cambridge Endo is participating in several hands-on Advanced, Reduced Port and Single Port laparoscopy courses where surgeons will be able to experience the Next Generation Autonomy™ Articulating Laparoscopic Instrument line for the first time.


About Cambridge Endo


Cambridge Endo was founded in 2004 with the goal of revolutionizing least invasive surgery through its proprietary articulating platform technology. Working collaboratively with the surgical community, Cambridge Endo is committed to developing and delivering hand-held instruments that provide easy access and unparalleled control. The patented Autonomy™ product line offers access to difficult areas and precise tip positioning and control. With this increased dexterity surgeons can perform complex surgical tasks more easily such as delicate dissection and suturing and they are enabled to perform even less invasive surgeries - the most exciting of which is Reduced Port and Single Port laparoscopic surgeries. For more information, please visit

CambridgeEndo Launches Pan-Asian Single-Incision / Single-Port Surgery Preceptorship

In collaboration with distinguished leading laparoscopic surgeons in Korea,

CambridgeEndo is pleased to offer One-Day Single-Incision / Single-Site Surgery Preceptorship to Pan-Asian clinicians.


The advanced surgical preceptorship is a one day training program with specific emphasis on single port surgical techniques (SPA, SILS, LESS) in all laparoscopic surgery specialties (general surgery, urology, gynecology). The program is designed for experienced laparoscopic surgeons who are interested in learning and incorporating single port surgical techniques into his/her own practice. The program will be proctored by leading laparoscopic surgeons with extensive experiences in single port surgical techniques, and practical know-how’s and tips & tricks of performing single port surgery will be presented. Specifically, the program consists of



  • Live surgery case observation and discussion
  • Q&A over dinner
  • Hands-on workshop for Autonomy Laparo-Angle instruments in dry-lab

The size will be limited to ensure close interaction between the proctor and the attendees, and the course fee is $500 per surgeon. Following are the course proctors.


Autonomy™ Lapro-Angle™ Articulating Laparoscopic Instruments Granted CE Mark

Leader In Single Port Access Surgery Achieves Another Milestone


    Framingham, MA – July 28, 2008 – Cambridge Endo, a pioneer in the rapidly emerging Single Port Access surgery market, is pleased to announce that it has been granted a CE Mark for its innovative Autonomy™ Lapro-Angle™ Articulating Laparoscopic Instruments.
Children's Hospital Boston surgeons remove large chest wall tumour thoracoscopically
BOSTON, Jan. 14, 2008 — A 17-year-old boy has three small scars to show for his life- saving operation thanks to a newly enabled technique that allowed his surgeons to avoid a highly invasive procedure. Using Autonomy Laparo-Angle scissors and dissectors from Cambridge Endo, Bradley Linden, MD, Director of Minimally Invasive and Computer Assisted Paediatric Surgery at Children's Hospital Boston and Christopher Weldon, MD, PhD, were able to successfully remove a very large tumour located at the apex of the chest wall without making any significant incisions.
Cleveland Clinic Urologist Performs First Repair Of Vaginal Prolapse Via Single Umbilical Incision
CLEVELAND, October 2007 — Dr. Jihad H. Kaouk, director of Robotic Urologic Surgery at Glickman Urological and Kidney Institute of Cleveland Clinic performed the first laparoscopic sacrocolpopexy through a single “belly button” incision.