Vox - It would be interesting to see what the Exchange 30 device price approx. is. Also what the cartridges
number and price associated with each device is as well. What are the competitions staple and coresponding cartridges approx. go for too as a guide since CRDC will probably price them in a similar fashion. Gross margin est. too?
Just poking around I found a 2011 study on cost comparison of staplers in gastric bypass by J. K. Champion MD and Mike Williams MD. The staplers compared were the USSC Endo-GIA Universal six row stapler and the Ethicon ETS-Flex six row stapler. The table from the study doesn’t breakdown the individual handle and cartridge costs but lumps them together. So the per patient cost was $1544.32 for the Endo-GIA and $1225.32 for the ETS-Flex.
From the study:
Endo-GIA (n=50) ETS-Flex (n=50)
Total # cartridges 442 448
Total # handles 50 81
Total Cost($US) $77,215.78 $61,266.22
Verification via eSutures prices -- for Ethicon ETS FLEX (45mm)
Cartridges ($1140 / Box of 12) $95 ea.
81 X $290 = $23,490
448 X $95 = $42,560
Total = $66,050