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USPTO issues Notice of Allowance to Incisive Surgical

The US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has issued Notice of Allowance to Incisive Surgical for another key patent application, 'Mechanical Method and Apparatus for Tissue Fastening,' covering the method of the Insorb skin closure technology and specific stapler features.

The Insorb Absorbable Skin Stapler is a new method of skin closure which provides a comfortable, convenient and cosmetic choice for closure of their surgical incisions.

President and chief executive officer John Shannon said that the issuance of the Notice of Allowance by USPTO is further recognition of the important technological advance represented by the Insorb Absorbable Skin Stapler to patients, clinicians and health care facilities.

The Insorb Absorbable Skin Stapler offers the speed of metal skin staplers with the cosmetic results and comfort of absorbable sutures and uses bioabsorbable staples that are placed underneath the skin and dissolve in the body naturally without post-operative removal.

In addition, the Insorb Stapler eliminates the potential of needlesticks for the operating room staff, and may reduce the potential for wound complications, including surgical site infections.

Incisive Surgical claims that with the issuance of the new patent, the company will hold 5 US patents and 1 Japanese patent covering the Insorb Skin Closure Technology, and has additional patents pending.