Seguro Acquires Johns Hopkins Abdominal Surgery Device

Wed, 10/21/2009 - 5:08am

Seguro Surgical, Inc., a medical device development company specializing in the commercialization of surgical instrumentation, today announced that it has acquired, from The Johns Hopkins University, the global marketing rights to a new abdominal surgery product.

Over two million abdominal surgeries are performed annually in the United States, with the current practice of using cotton towels or sponges to reposition the bowel in order to access the surgical area. This procedure presents some time and potential safety risks that Seguro feels their Lap-Pak device can solve. Utilizing a flexible, one-piece design, it’s contoured to enable quicker and more secure re-positioning of the bowels in exposing the surgical site.

The device was developed by surgeons and biomedical engineering students from the BME undergraduate design course at Johns Hopkins, and under the leadership of Robert E. Bristow, M.D., M.B.A. Dr. Steve Kubisen, president and CEO of Seguro, stated, “We believe that this elegantly simple device will improve the overall efficiency of laparotomies and generate substantial reductions in overall healthcare costs. We are very excited to be working with Johns Hopkins and hope that this will be the first of many collaborative ventures.”


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