ClozeX Needleless Wound Closure Receives Prestigious Medical Design Excellence Award for Innovation and Value in Surgery and Emergency Medicine

ClozeX(R) closes wounds quickly and precisely as shown here in closing a large chest incision. Physicians use it to achieve a high-quality cosmetic result without marks left by sutures or staples or the use of messy glues. Patients appreciate its comfort and the avoidance of an extra visit for removal. ClozeX is used at both large and small hospitals in surgery and emergency departments throughout New England. This pain-free, needleless product was developed over seven years with the help of plastic surgeons and other medical specialists by Clozex Medical LLC, Wellesley, MA. (Photo: Business Wire)

WELLESLEY, Mass.--()--April 6, 2005--Clozex Medical LLC announced today that its line of ClozeX(R) needleless wound and incision closure devices has received the prestigious Medical Design Excellence Award (MDEA). The MDEA competition, sponsored by Medical Device & Diagnostic Industry Magazine (MD&DI), is the premier awards program recognizing the world's most innovative healthcare products.

ClozeX is a hypoallergenic, needleless, film device which replaces sutures, staples and glues for skin closure of surgical incisions and traumatic lacerations. These devices provide immediate and excellent cosmetic results without track marks associated with other methods. ClozeX offers a simple, fast, high-precision skin closure and greater safety in avoiding needlestick injuries. The product does not require a removal visit and provides patients with high levels of comfort. Its non-invasive design helps to avoid infection and other potential complications.

"The design represents a paradigm shift in approach to wound closure devices," stated Ray Barbuto, Vice President, Manufacturing and Design. "Receiving this award is a great recognition for years of complex design and process development which resulted in a very simple, practical and valuable medical product."

"It is a great honor to receive the award,' noted Ed Ross, Vice President, Sales and Marketing. "We designed ClozeX carefully to address current medical trends and needs of doctors, staff, hospitals and patients. This design award complements the very positive reception ClozeX has received from clinicians and patients."

In the competition, an impartial panel of judges compares products using a range of criteria. These include innovation, design and engineering achievement, benefits to both physicians and patients and cost-effectiveness in manufacturing and healthcare delivery.

Developed with plastic surgeons, ClozeX is designed to provide cosmetic results comparable to subcuticular suturing with notable additional benefits. The product is being used in hospitals in the greater Boston and New England area.

About Clozex Medical LLC

Clozex Medical is a medical device company specializing in innovative wound closure products.

Contacts

Clozex Medical
Ed Ross, 781-235-1000

Contacts

Clozex Medical
Ed Ross, 781-235-1000