Coapt Systems Inc.
This article was originally published in Start Up
Coapt Systems Inc.'s Multi-Point Tension Distribution System (MTDS), an advancement over suturing, broadly disperses the tensile force generated when tissues are brought together for healing (coaptation). MTDS bioabsorbable devices will maximize the surgeon's speed and effectiveness and improving outcomes when binding soft (nontendinous) tissue to bone; tendon to tendon, bone, or muscle; in abdominal or tight skin closures; in peripheral nerve repair; or in facial suspension procedures.
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