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Standard Bariatrics gain FDA approval for Standard Clamp

Standard Clamp to help surgeons standardise their individual techniques to reduce variation, improve efficiency and eliminate waste when performing a laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy

Standard Bariatrics has received FDA approval for its Standard Clamp to help surgeons standardise their individual techniques to reduce variation, improve efficiency and eliminate waste when performing a laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy.

“We are passionate about bariatric surgery and firmly believe it is the best solution for obese patients,” said Russ Holscher, President and CEO of Standard Bariatrics. “We are developing tools to help surgeons standardise their techniques, reduce costs, and deliver better, more predictable patient outcomes.”

The company recently received an investment from Queen City Angels and will use this funding to generate intellectual property, launch its first products, and prove concepts for future products.

The company’s reusable Standard Clamp is being used by selected doctors at the University of Cincinnati (UC) for a market valuation. Standard Bariatrics was founded by Dr Jonathan Thompson, a general and bariatric surgeon at UC-affiliated West Chester Hospital, and is the first commercial spin-out from the Thompson Center at UCRI.

Standard Bariatrics’ aim is to solve the key technical problems that cause variable sleeve anatomy and the company is creating instruments that will help surgeons to establish and maintain proper distance to protect key landmarks including Incisura Angularis, Pylorus, and GE Junction. These instruments will help surgeons to create a predictable size, shape and volume sleeve each and every time.

As a key driver to standardising surgeon technique, Standard Bariatrics has said it will introduce a laparoscopic stapler enabling the surgeon to deliver a consistent and repeatable sleeve gastrectomy in a single firing.

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