WORK WITH US.
QuickStitch’s most important value point is speed. Each hand-made stitch takes about 30-45 seconds. To enhance speed of wound closure, surgeons opt for staplers, which require about 3-5 seconds per stitch. Of all competing wound closure products, the most relevant competitor is the conventional surgical metal skin stapler, since seals, glues, and adhesive bandages are not suitable for deep, bloody wounds. INSORB, a subcuticular skin stapler that utilizes absorbable staples is a $45 device with negligible presence in the market due to its steep cost and inflexibility.
Although 6-15 times faster than traditional suturing, metal staples increase risk of infection by a factor of 4, requiring more most-operative visits and increased costs due to wound complications. Skin staples also leave unsightly railroad scarring due to the thickness and rigidity of stainless steel staples. Surgical stapling ultimately presents a 14 times greater risk of wound morbidity at discharge compared to suture closure. The only advantage of stapling is speed of wound closure.
QuickStitch satisfies the need for rapid wound closure by matching the speed of the surgical stapler at 3-5 seconds per stitch. Furthermore, since QuickStitch utilizes traditional suturing needles and thread, it eliminates the risk of wound morbidity presented by metal staples.
QuickStitch is in the process of attaining full patent protection. Based on patent research under professional guidance, we found that QuickStitch has several claims that can be patented. Spario, Inc. is currently working with the international law firm Norton Rose Fulbright for the issuance of a filed US nonprovisional utility patent application (filed July 20, 2016).