07399304 is referenced by 175 patents and cites 307 patents.

An improved endoscopic tissue apposition device (50) having multiple suction ports (86) permits multiple folds of tissue to be captured in the suction ports (86) with a single positioning of the device (50) and attached together by a tissue securement mechanism such as a suture (14), staple or other form of tissue bonding. The improvement reduces the number of intubations required during an endoscopic procedure to suture tissue or join areas of tissue together. The suction ports (86) may be arranged in a variety of configurations on the apposition device (50) to best suit the desired resulting tissue orientation. The tissue apposition device (50) may also incorporate tissue abrasion means (852) to activate the healing process on surfaces of tissue areas that are to be joined by operation of the device to promote a more secure attachment by permanent tissue bonding.

Title
Endoscopic tissue apposition device with multiple suction ports
Application Number
10/220379
Publication Number
7399304 (B2)
Application Date
March 2, 2001
Publication Date
July 15, 2008
Inventor
Peter J Lukin
Lancaster
MA, US
Edward C Page
Baldwinville
MA, US
Michael F Weiser
Groton
MA, US
Richard A Gambale
Tyngsboro
MA, US
Agent
Wolf Greenfield & Sacks P C
Assignee
C R Bard
NJ, US
IPC
A61B 18/18
A61B 17/04
A61B 17/10
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