Sutrue Ltd has created the world’s first automated medical stitching (suturing) devices that use industry-standard needles. There are three versions of the devices; the Handheld Veterinary, the Handheld Medical and the Robotic / Endoscopic. The Handheld devices revolutionise the process of wound closure, which has been the same since Ancient Egyptian times. With Sutrue, the suturing process is safer, quicker and more efficient; potentially saving hospitals and veterinary practices millions through more efficient use of surgeons’ time, in addition to reducing needlestick injuries (accidental puncturing of the skin with a needle) in practitioners. The Sutrue devices are compliant with safety legislations implemented across the UK, EU and US intended to protect healthcare workers from needlestick injuries. The mechanism that is at the heart of the three Sutrue devices has been patented around the world.
The Sutrue devices have utilised cutting edge 3D printing technology to develop the devices through to the working prototype stage and are now entering the regulation stage. The unique and ground breaking nature of the devices has ressulted in significant interest from both medical and additive manufacturing press and industries. One of the Sutrue Handheld devices is currently on display at the Design Museum, London, as an example of an innovative application of the use of 3D Printing. Sutrue are regulally invited to attend thought leadership events throughout the world.