The Challenge:

Need for a next generation instrument that would deliver knots tied in the extracorporeal space, and deliver knots to an intracorporeal target site in a limited access setting. Device needed to have secure suture retention characteristics, eliminate the hand fatigue (which was incurred when other mechanized knot delivery devices were utilized), and needed to be able to manipulate in fields where access and space is extremely limited.

The Solution:

Designed a device in which the primary position of the suture eyelet gate is closed (as opposed to open) to address hand fatigue, the moving eyelet gate closes completely to complete circumferential suture entrapment to address suture retention security, and the tip of the device is extremely low profile and offset to address limited access/space settings

The Results:

Has been utilized commercially in over 15,000 clinical procedures to date.

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