Clozex Medical this week said it won FDA approval for its wound closure system.
The Clozex system treats minor cuts and lacerations from home safely without having to go to a doctor.
“Statistics are showing us that as many as 75% of ER visits are potentially preventable visits, and the number three reason for an ER visit is due to laceration. We, of course, want everyone to use common sense and make good health decisions,” president and CEO John Michael Streithorst said in a news release. “This is not a good time to be waiting in an emergency room for urgent care on a wound that can be safely closed at home, using Clozex non-invasive, needleless wound closures. We are especially concerned with the young and elderly. A parent can sanitize a cut and have a Clozex Medical Closure on their child’s wound in minutes without an anxiety-laden ride and wait for medical attention from already over-burdened staff. An older or compromised person, with thin skin or mobility issues, need not be exposed and put through the discomfort of a crowded waiting room. A small accident in the kitchen, workshop, or with kids at play, can be safely treated in minutes.”
Clozex’s closures work in a simple pulling motion. The interlaced design aligns the skin edges for a secure and aesthetically pleasing closure.
The medical closures are designed to leave no track marks, reduce the risk of infection caused by piercing the skin with sutures, allow for showering within 24 hours with no adverse effects and are cost-effective.
Clozex Medical previously raised $4 million in 2018 for its wound closure system.