The Sutrue robotic/endoscopic suturing device is a product that has progressed from the creation of the Sutrue handheld suturing device. The design originated in 2014 and some four years later, we are pleased to announce that our robotic/endoscopic device now successfully works. The development of this product has been made possible due to the miniaturization of parts from the handheld device using 3D printing.
The benefits of using the Sutrue robotic/endoscopic suturing device instead of using forceps include:
– Safer and quicker suturing
– Increased access to hard to reach places using the articulation of the device
– Increased suturing accuracy around circular structures
The potential applications of the device include all forms of robotic surgery, but particularly the following areas:
Technical Product Details
As with the handheld device, almost all of the robotic/endoscopic device head is now made out of brand new ‘metal sintered’ parts from our good friends at GE Additive. The rollers and gears give us incredible grip of the needle during rotation and therefore we can now deliver greater consistency, strength and power during suturing with our device.
Below are the build plates containing parts for both our large and small handheld devices, as well as for the Endoscopic device.