BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Aug. 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- WoundZipper® is an innovative wound closure device, which incorporates magnets to effectively close wounds. Intended primarily for emergency department use, the device is designed by a board-certified emergency department physician, Dr. Moustafa H. Moustafa.
WoundZipper® employs powerful, flexible magnets encased in a proprietary medical-grade coating, designed to adhere to each side of the wound using a hypoallergenic adhesive. The WoundZipper® can be employed to close wounds in a fraction of the time required using conventional methods. Unlike sutures, staples, and steri strips, WoundZipper® achieves uniform closure along the entire wound to speed healing and reduce scarring. It takes less than a minute to apply, does not require local anesthetic, and is painless.
"What I have witnessed in the emergency department many times is a couple with a small child who has a laceration that is bleeding," Dr. Moustafa said. "The child is upset, the parents are upset, but because it's not life-threatening, staff do not consider it a high priority. This results in frustration for all involved. I designed WoundZipper® to offer an instant solution."
"WoundZipper® makes the process of treating and healing a wound fast and effective and increases medical provider efficiency," Moustafa said. "The magnets are pre-aligned as part of the package unit. This provides instant wound approximation since the magnets are immediately attracted to each other as soon as the removable layer is taken away."
Faster than staples or sutures.
Less traumatic for infants and children. No painful injection.
Easy to inspect the wound and reclose.
Perfect for high anxiety emergencies.
No disposable accessories.
As a new wound closure solution, WoundZipper® has been selected for inclusion in the IncubatED program at the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) conference, Oct. 29-Nov. 1 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington D.C. The IncubatED program showcases incubator and/or early-stage healthcare products in the emergency department.