FDA clears SuturTek's wound closure device:
This article was originally published in Clinica
SuturTek has gained US FDA 510(k) marketing clearance for a suturing device that it claims virtually eliminates the risk of dangerous suture needle sticks. The Fastclose device, which is for use in cases where stapling is not applicable, allows surgeons to close a wound more quickly and safely than by suturing by hand, says the North Chelmsford, Massachusetts company. The device will initially be targeted for use in fascia closure procedures, which are a routine part of millions of surgical cases annually, says SuturTek.