Ethicon Message Board

Harmonic Ace +7 Use limit?

1 month ago

I doubt Ethicon would need to spend the money to implement such a switch. The Stryker reprocessing path is fraught with liability issues, so I doubt they do more than a fraction of a percent of the quantities Ethicon sells. Anybody have any actual numbers for sales of the Harmonic Ace 7? I would guess somewhere bwtween 750k and 1 million units a year based on capturing 10% of roughly 10 million laparoscopic surgeries WW per year.

FDA Reclassifying Surgical Staplers

8 months ago

What's the long-term negative if the FDA reclassifies surgical staplers as class 2 medical devices rather than class 1? Surgical staplers would then be subject to premarket reviews and more testing would have to be completed before they could get approved. How much does this affect new products?

Endo-Surgery Curved Intraluminal Stapler Recall

8 months ago

Let's uncensor the words, shall we? Looks like John Wayne Bobbitt may have been one of the patients.

"The company confirmed serious device-related injuries to two patients. Misfiring of the stapler resulted in an additional resection (of the middle f1nger in one patient and the lower pen1$ in another patient) during the planned resection of the upper pen1$."

Amarin gets boost from AstraZeneca and Acasti's study failures

6 days ago

After fake news attacks, and constant attacks by short sellers, Amarin investors finally woke up to some great news on Monday morning as AstraZeneca​ and Acasti Pharma​​ both announced surprisingly disappointing study results for their fish oil products

Harry S

8 months ago

I want this to get as many views as possible...Bye Harry!

Harry S didn’t realize what an awful person he was to Reps. He always chose 1 to pick on & make fun of. For those of us that have worked for him, it’s obvious he needs psychiatric help (100% serious). It was his insecurity and I’d like to say I feel bad for him but I truly do not. It’s fitting that he is gone at 54 years old after 27 years w no true retirement. Karma has bit him in the arss. Harry when you read this I hope u under…

Ethicon Layoffs

8 months ago

He was a nightmare to work for and awful to reps.

Ethicon Biosurgery

9 months ago

Biosense is the only place to be within ethicon and JNJ.

Sales jobs at Ethicon are all about contracts

10 months ago

If you are thinking about joining ethicon, or even staying here, be smart and realize this job is defined by the strength of the contracts that corporate can negotiate and your income is 99% tied to those contracts. Ask a lot of questions because each region and territory are different. I learned the hard way.

Now I sit and wait for my pension to vest while looking at my pay and benefits dropping each year.