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Surgical Innovation, February 2017

Intra-abdominal Trocar-Free Vacuum Liver Retractor for Upper-Gastrointestinal Surgery

Benzing, C., Weiss, H., Krenzien, F., Biebl, M., Pratschke, J., Zorron, R. SURG INNOV (2017)

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In laparoscopic upper-gastrointestinal (GI) surgery, an adequate retraction of the liver is crucial. Especially in single-port surgery and obese patients, problems may occur during liver retraction. The current study seeks to evaluate the efficacy and safety of the LiVac trocar-free liver retractor in laparoscopic upper-GI surgery.

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Livac Distributor Update

New Distributor Appointments – Germany, Australia & New Zealand

Livac Pty Ltd has appointed two new distributors of the LiVac Retractor.

IFM-Gerbershagen (IFM) was signed on 25th January 2017 as the exclusive distributor in Germany. And Teleflex ANZ was signed on 23rd January 2017 as the exclusive distributor in Australia & New Zealand.

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Livac New Staff Appointment

On 12th December 2016, Livac appointed Mr Richard Guise as its Product & Business Development Manager. Richard’s role will involve training distributor sales teams and supporting LiVac in the market. These activities are expected to grow distributor and end user (surgeon) confidence in the LiVac Retractor System and will underpin the achievement of company sales targets.

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New Director Appointment

On 11th August 2016, four Livac Shareholders nominated Penelope Lane as a Non-Executive Director of Livac Holding Co. Pty Ltd, with the nomination accepted on the same day.

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Livac Distributor Update

New Distributor Appointment & Commercial Order

On 31st October 2016, Livac Pty Ltd appointed Sistemas Integrales de Medicinia SA (Simmedica) as its exclusive distributor for the LiVac Retractor in Spain and Portugal.

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