Another MDEA award winner (they’re everywhere!) in the field of wound closure comes from Incisive Surgical, Inc:
The revolutionary INSORB® Subcuticular Skin Stapler is designed to combine the cosmetic result of absorbable sutures with the rapid closure times associated with metal skin staplers, while eliminating the need for metal staple removal post-operatively.
The patented INSORB 20 Subcuticular Skin Stapler is a sterile, single patient use device that deploys up to 20 staples, sufficient to close an 17cm incision.
Between this, the ClozeX, and other devices in use or in the pipeline, it would seem that, for superficial skin lacerations, the era of traditional needle suturing might draw to a close. And why not? Working with needles is slow and dangerous, and frankly, gadgets are more fun.
More at Incisive Surgical including some impressive patient photos…