The final prototype design is currently in development for our reusable hand-held suturing device - The Drive'N Roll. Development of our disposable hand-held device prototype will commence in the next 2-3 months. We already have a nice pool of surgeons lined up to field-test and try our devices and the overall initial reaction from the Surgeon Community has been positive to say the least. 93% of Surgeons (n > 100) exposed to the Ergosuture Suturing Concept so far, believe we are bringing innnovation to the suturing space! We have also initiated our outreach (and gotten traction from large companies) for partnering in the development of the Laparoscopic & Robotic applications of the Ergosuture Platform.
Biography: Specialties: Brain tumor resection, awake surgery for brain tumor resection, frameless stereotactic brain biopsy procedures, Gamma knife radiosurgery, Cyberknife radiosurgery, invention and development of medical devices
Advanced Degree(s): MD
Suturing with Ergosuture devices is less physically demanding on the Surgeon, reducing stress & hand-fatigue, thus limiting a main contributor to surgical incidents and patient post-surgical complications (infections & bleeding).
We design solutions that streamline the suturing process, aimed at limiting physical stress & hand-fatigue of the surgeon, preventing potential tearing of tissues & thus improving the end-user experience, while increasing patient safety. Ergosuture's "Drive'N Roll" Technology is an enhanced suturing concept that allows the operator to effortlessly drive & roll a needle through tissues. The Ergosuture Technology Platform aims to close the global surgical needs gap, currently estimated at 130 million procedures per year.
The Ergosuture technology platform, with its enhanced suturing devices, will allow hospitals, clinics and medical institutions to make better use of its resources. By streamlining the suturing process and making wound closure easier, better and faster, valuable time is saved, allowing medical professionals (surgeons, nurses, etc) to have a higher # of patient-per rate on a daily basis. The improved wound closure productivity could also result in Surgeons being able to schedule additional surgeries on any particular day, thus eventually improving the bottom line of the medical facility.
The Ergosuture Suturing Technology can help current & future robotic, robot-assisted and/or laparoscopic surgery manufacturers differentiate their offering as well as enhancing their value proposition - enabling faster suturing in tighter spaces during minimally invasive procedures.