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Covidien gets Japanese regulatory approval for stapling technology

Covidien announced that its Japanese subsidiary, Covidien Japan, has received Shonin approval from the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare for its Endo GIA Reinforced Reload with Tri-Staple technology. Covidien expects to begin offering Endo GIA Reinforced Reload with Tri-Staple Technology in the Japanese market in the coming months.