1 mm microstaples embedded in an adhesive strip anchor to the skin
The product is offered in both a butterfly bandage shape and a straight edge bandage shape, with tiny "microstaples" that anchor the device to the skin.
microMend provides safe, secure and very rapid skin closure for a wide variety of incisions and lacerations.
The device is also appropriate in many additional clinical settings where several studies have been performed and additional studies are underway. Examples are: general, gynecologic, and urologic surgeries (closing port sites after minimally invasive surgery – e.g. laparoscopic and robotic surgeries) and several types of vascular surgeries (e.g. phlebectomies and radiofrequency ablation).
The microMend device in the shape of a butterfly bandage has the following dimensions – 43mm in length, 6mm wide in the narrow middle, and 12mm wide at each end.
The microMend device in the shape of a straight edge bandage has the following dimensions -- 43mm in length and 12mm wide throughout.
FDA listed Class 1 medical device
The technology is protected by two patent applications, which cover all aspects of the device and its clinical uses.