BandGrip Inc.: Simple, Non-Invasive and Quicker Wound Closure
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Technology-driven innovations have made stupendous changes in the healthcare landscape. However, there still exist many aspects within treatment delivery that lack efficiency and demand modernization; wound closure techniques being one of them. BandGrip Inc. was institutionalized in 2015 with a mission to redefine wound closure globally by introducing a revolutionary, non-invasive alternative that saves time, and is cost-efficient.
“The idea of piercing the skin or making additional lacerations around incisions is barbaric, and we have come forward with an outstanding innovation to eliminate complexities in wound closure,” says Fred Smith, CEO of BandGrip. Traditional methods such as sutures, staples, and adhesives are complex and time-consuming and have prompted healthcare professionals to seek efficient alternatives. This is where BandGrip— in the light of in-depth research— introduces its micro-anchor wound closure solution to eliminate the disappointments associated with legacy wound closure methods.
Figure 1: Knee closed with staples
In a working principle similar to adhesive bandages, the company’s signature product, BandGrip Micro-Anchor Skin Closure has curved micro-anchor hooks protruding from the underside which holds it firmly on to the skin. Designed to provide the utmost comfort to patients, BandGrip’s wound closure anchors do not penetrate deep enough to reach the skin’s nerve ending thereby eliminating any possibility of pain. The bandage is transparent and not made with natural rubber latex, which makes it convenient for any skin type. The absence of invasive materials facilitates the healing process with minimal scarring.
Higher risks for superficial wound infection with staples, unpleasantness associated with non-inflammatory surgical glue with deeps incisions, and setbacks related to tapes create a broader scope for BandGrip in the healthcare market.
Surgical stapling is widely used for the closure of deep gashes which are not appropriately closed by ordinary stitches and is often viewed as a relatively new wound closure tool. However, limitations in using the staples on the neck, feet, and face, application and removal complexities and scarring issues make wound closure difficult. There are possibilities for inflammation or infection which can disrupt the healing process and lead to more scarring.
Figure 2: Knee closed with BandGrip Micro-Anchor Skin Closures
Currently offered in a 3.5” X 1.5” dimension, BandGrip Micro-Anchor Skin Closures catalyzes the skin’s natural healing process by pinching together, the skin around the wound and by providing necessary tensions on the tissues. It does not catch on dressing or clothing, and patients can shower with them on within 24 hours. Also, while orthopedic surgeons take around 20 minutes for wound closure with traditional methods—after surgeries in, say, the hip and knees,— with BandGrip Micro-Anchor Skin Closures, they can achieve the same in 12 minutes saving precious time to allocate to other important tasks. As much as surgeons are benefitted by it, BandGrip’s ease-of-use factor reflects on patients as well. For most wounds, patients themselves can remove BandGrip Micro-Anchor Skin Closures post healing which saves them time and cost associated with follow up appointments. In effect, BandGrip’s innovation proves to deliver a plain sailing experience for surgeons as well as patients. It’s a no brainer that unique value proposition within BandGrip’s patented innovation has gained wide interest in the healthcare community.
In the future, BandGrip Inc. plans to roll out their novel product offering in varying sizes as well depending on the type of wounds and use case. The company aims fora national-level expansion in upcoming months by emphasizing its focus towards regional rollout in the Chicago market and Great Lakes market. The firm is also simultaneously looking at capturing the international markets.
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