Sutrue Ltd has developed a series of automated medical stitching devices to enable doctors and surgeons to close wounds faster and with greater accuracy, whilst minimising the risk of needle-stick injuries.
The Sutrue device also empowers less experienced members of a surgical team to take on the task of wound closure in an operation, as well as potential dental, veterinary and military use cases.
In many ways, Sutrue epitomises a modern start up company; focused on solving a problem for the greater good; supported by crowd funding; deploying the most modern tools to help in its endeavours.–TCT+personalise Magazine
Having used the device I would expect this device to find wide application in automating the process of wound closures for most surgical specialities.–Mr Richard Trimlett, Cardiac surgeon, Royal Brompton Hospital
The latest design of the device has shown to have a performance which is both comparable to or has increased performance in comparison to a standard manually applied suture.–Dr Chris Sutcliffe, Liverpool University
It is imaginable that this device will not only speed up the wound closure offering the benefits to the patient, but also achieve higher qualified and more satisfying result with less risk of needlestick injury to the less experienced user.–Mr Richard Trimlett, Cardiac Surgeon, Royal Brompton Hospital
(The device is) also less likely to cause tissue damage; inexperienced operators often cause tissue damage without realising it, particularly in general surgery for example, doing routine parts of general surgery like closing the wound and the various layers of the wound. It's important, often delegated to the most junior person and tissue damage there can lead to wound breakdown, infection, haematomas and so on.–Professor John Pepper, Imperial College and Royal Brompton Hospital
Conventional suturing you are responsible for the rotation of the needle through the tissues, and that can often be a challenge because the angle at which you may want to rotate may not be in line with your instrument, you may not be able to access it – whereas with this (device) the needle follows a perfect arc, so in terms of rotation through the tissues this is neater and more efficient.–Mr Richard Trimlett, Cardiac Surgeon, Royal Brompton Hospital
The automated needle [device] has been tested by a surgeon and has proven to prevent these types of injuries (needlestick).–Health Economics Assessment of an Automated Suturing Device within the NHS
Of course, there is the question around demonstrating various needle sizes and device size, but all-in-all, it looks speedy and efficient. You appear to have control and precision.–Catherine Soldano
(Within the NHS) There are significant potential time savings from using an automated suturing device. For conventional surgery the time savings range from 45,493 hours to 227,463 hours for a 10% and 50% reduction respectively.”–Health Economics Assessment of an Automated Suturing Device within the NHS