Zipline is a zip-like skin closure system that mimics previous skin closure systems like sutures, staples, glue (cyanoacrylates) by providing ample tension to the wound site so that there would not be any dehiscence and healing is promoted.
Zipline is an innovative product that surpasses the limitations of previously used skin closure systems. Zipline uses a system of adhesive strips and zip ties to close the wound site. The non-invasive nature of the product makes it relatively easy and safe to apply. Paramedics, nurses and first-aid attendants can use Zipline. It can be used both in emergency situations and in the operation theater.
The product differs from previous ones as:
How has Zipline Improved Healthcare
Zipline has redefined minimally-invasive medical technology. With such a simple design making use of an adhesive and a zip tie, the product has proved a true modern innovation. The product also has minimal adverse effects. Zipline can be used in any clinical setting with least discomfort to the patient. Non-invasive technology supports quick use. The product can be used by anyone as it is user-friendly. The advantages weigh well over the disadvantage of it being costly.
What is the future of Zipline skin closure system?
Zipline is no doubt a great innovation and has made a mark in the medical field. The product was made in Silicon Valley and has been in use in the United States. It is being tested in various private settings all over America. Zipline is being tested in clinical settings in China and Japan. A study has also been conducted in Japan testing the effectiveness of Zipline closure system over previous methods.