Bangalore: Healthium Medtech, one of the largest medical devices companies in India, today announced the launch of its latest innovation Trubarb™ – a knotless tissue closure device designed to redefine the suturing experience for surgeons. The device comes with barbs and an effective triangular end stopper that eliminates the need for knotting when compared to a regular suture and eliminates the difficulties of looping when compared to other knotless sutures. It has been designed to shorten suturing time, decrease morbidity and ischemic necrosis that arise due to knotting and simplify the overall suturing experience for surgeons.
Sutures are amongst the most used products during surgeries, however, the only significant advances on sutures have been sterilization in 1870ies and synthetic absorbable sutures in 1960ies. By eliminating the need for knotting which is considered a necessary evil in suturing as it reduces the tensile strength of the suture by thinning it, creating a weak spot and building uneven tension across the wound, and by eliminating the unmet needs of wound dehiscence, knot slippage, ischemic necrosis due to knotting and increase in blood loss and morbidity especially in Laparascopic surgeries, Trubarb is looking to redefine the wound closure experience for surgeons.
Speaking on the launch, Anish Bafna, CEO, Healthium Group, said, “As a large Indian player in a market dominated by MNCs, we are trying to innovate constantly to not only drive efficiencies, safety and simplicity for surgeons but also enhance patient safety and outcome. We hold 55 patents in India and the U.S and Trushield™, India’s 1st anti-microbial gloves, Surestitch™, the 1st meniscal repair device designed and manufactured in India, and now Trubarb™ with a Triangular end stopper for the 1st time vs a conventional loop , are all products we have launched this year to serve our customers and provide them with yet another reason to choose an Indian brand! In addition, our products are made to global standards with US FDA and C.E approvals, can be accessed in all 500 districts in India with medical facilities and are accepted in 70 countries. It gives us immense pleasure to launch Trubarb™ so that surgeons can have a secure, swift and simplified suturing experience. “
Dr Ashok Moharana, Chief Medical Officer, Healthium Medtech said “Healthium is pleased to launch Trubarb™ with the triangular end stopper for the 1st time In India .The triangular end stopper in the Trubarb unidirectional knotless tissue closure device, avoids the looping requirement as compared to other unidirectional barbed sutures with a loop, thus reducing the operation time for surgeons and easing the whole experience. The stopper also enables the device to stand perpendicular to the tissue during the surgery thus preventing the suture spillage and providing the added security. Single angle cut unidirectional helical barbs aid firm fixation and ensure uniform tension over the wound reducing tissue ischemia and necrosis as compared to regular sutures. The needle is made from 300 series steel for easy penetration and is coated with silicone and has a longer taper ratio that offers extra speed during surgery. We hope that Trubarb™ provides an elevated suturing experience for both segments of surgeons, those using ordinary sutures as well as those who use knotless sutures “
The device has multiple applications and can be used for procedures such as gynaecological, general surgery procedures, urology, oncology and plastic & cosmetic surgeries.