Surgical Specialties enter agreement to distribute innovative wound closure product.

Published on: 17 July, 2014


Australian-owned orthopaedic distributor, Surgical Specialties ( have entered into an exclusive partnership with ZipLine Medical ( for their innovative surgical wound closure product in Australia and New Zealand.

The Zip® Surgical Skin Closure offers a non-invasive alternative to staples, sutures and glue for surgical and laceration skin closure, with a reduced risk of infection, closure speed similar to staples, and the cosmetic outcome of suture closure. The device is easy to use and lends itself to delegation of the skin closure task, with a potential time and resource cost savings.

The Zip® Surgical Skin Closure was recently honoured as Gold Winner in the 2014 Medical Design Excellence Awards in the “Surgical Equipment, Instrument and Supplies category” of the 2014 Medical Design Excellence Awards (MDEA) competition. The 2014 MDEA winning products were announced at the MDEA Ceremony held June 11th inside the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City. The ceremony was held in conjunction with the 31st MD&M East Event at the convention center.

“We are honored to be recognized by the MDEA judges,” said Amir Belson, M.D., founder and Chief Technical Officer for ZipLine Medical. “We are proud of our design team for their work in bringing this product to market. The Zip is seeing rapid adoption in the U.S., Asia and Europe, and users are appreciating the infection risk reduction, excellent cosmetic outcomes, clinical efficiency and patient satisfaction offered by the non-invasive Zip.” Dr. Belson was recently selected as the LSI Life Science Intelligence Emerging Medical Technologies (EMT)® “Innovator of the Month” for May 2014.

Surgical Specialties are excited to bring such an innovative product to the Australian market, and expect it to be available in August 2014.

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