EpicMD develops a new Fascia Closure Device
Out of 400,000 hospital needle stick injuries /year in US (CDC) 59% (230K) of needle injuries occur during fascia closure (CDC). Surgeons who cause a needle-stick injury, are suspended from the operation room for up to 6 months!
Development of incisional hernia after open abdominal surgery is a major cause of post-operative morbidity.
Epic MD’s Solution:
Dispensable low cost device with a patented anchor system. Ratchet mechanism for lock up and closure of sutures with electrical driven power for easy use.
Eviatar Nesher, MD
Co-Founder, Deputy Director of Transplantation Department, Rabin Campus.
Mooly Segal, DDS, MPA
Co-Founder, Dental Surgeon, NYU Graduate, Master Public Administration Clark University, USA
Development Stage: R&D
Approximately 5 million fascia closure procedures are performed annually in the US (Source: Medtech Insight).
- Digestive system (80%), C-section, hysterectomy
- Operating room costs estimated $1500 per hour
Fascial closure remains one of the few Operating Room (OR) procedures still performed via the traditional, time-consuming needle and suture technique.
Estimated market size $1B, USA market alone!