11 December 2020 | News
Surestitch™ has an original product design with design patents applied in India and the US
Healthium Medtech, based in Bengaluru, has announced the launch of 'Surestitch™ – the first 'Made in India' meniscal repair device. Manufactured by Healthium as part of its arthroscopy range Sironix, Surestitch™ has an original product design with design patents applied in India and the US.
Speaking on the launch, Anish Bafna, CEO, Healthium Group, said, “We are immensely proud to launch Surestitch™ - the first meniscal repair device designed and manufactured in India by an Indian Company. In a market dominated by foreign technology and brands, we have created an original design using Indian technology and inputs from Indian surgeons. This is our fourth innovation in a year as we continue to launch high quality precision based medical devices that drive simplicity of use for surgeons and bring patient safety to the fore."
Speaking on the occasion Anoop Penupolu, Vice President – Sironix Arthroscopy Solutions, Healthium MedTech said, “Meniscal repair is a fast growing category and more and more surgeons are looking to preserve the meniscus today than in the past. We are looking at providing a simple and effective solution for meniscal repair, which if untreated could accelerate the onset of osteoarthritis. Surestitch™ has been designed to address surgeon need gaps and help the medical fraternity treat meniscus tear more effectively. This is a very important product for us which will help us complete the portfolio and gain share in this fast-growing category "
Surestitch™ follows a simple 3 step process to repair the meniscus tear called – PTF (Pierce The Needle, Turn the Safety Knob and Fire the Implant). The device comes with a 17 gauge stiffer needle that ensures effortless piercing and a built in adjustable depth control sheet to prevent over insertion. Its safety knob prevents misfiring and the audible and visual confirmation ensures sequential implant selection. The device has an audible click feature that ensures implant deployment feedback and its ergonomic design enables single handed use.