Elevator pitch: ZipStitch

Close wounds in a zip.
Author:
Publish date:
ZipStitch elevator pitch

"Ideal for a first aid kit, ZipStitch can provide peace-of-mind for outdoor enthusiasts who are out of range of a hospital."

Elevator Pitches are written by the company and edited for space and clarity. They do not express the opinions of SNEWS or its editors.

Ride the elevator with John Tighe, president and CEO of ZipLine Medical.

ZipStitch is the most advanced wound closure device available without a prescription. It is designed to enable virtually anyone to professionally treat cuts that can’t be closed with bandages, on the spot, wherever they may be. 

The innovative design is both easy to use and effective. The device consists of two 1.5 inch strips of a unique hydrocolloid pressure-sensitive adhesive and four precision zip-ties made of a medical-grade polymer that connect the two adhesive strips. The zip-tie strips enable micro-adjustment to precisely close the wound. 

This design has several benefits: 

  • Wound closure without needles, skin puncturing and associated pain
  • Easy to handle and control
  • Ability to adjust and customize the tension across the length of the wound so users can precisely control how they close the wound
  • Acts as a scaffold or cage around the wound, isolating and protecting the wound from user movement that can pull on the wound and disrupt healing

FDA-cleared ZipStitch is truly surgical-quality wound care. To date, Zip technology has been used as a non-invasive alternative to stitches to close wounds in more than 500,000 procedures. It has been proven safe and effective in over a dozen clinical studies, delivering eight times better wound protection and less scarring than stitches or staples. In fact, most patients preferred Zip to stitches. 

ZipStitch would closure device

The technology has been used in operating rooms and ERs around the world since 2014. 

Do you have a new product or company you want to pitch? Here's how to do it.

Cast your vote: Who makes the best first aid kits?

Related

Infinite Coolers prototype

Roll your ice-cold drinks to the party

Elevator Pitches are written by the company and edited for space and clarity. They do not express the opinions of SNEWS or its editors.Ride the elevator with A.J. Gonzales, founder of Infinite Coolers.The days of struggling to lug a cooler from Point A to Point B are over. As ...read more

Two people running on a mountain in Bridgedale stormsocks

Keep your feet dry through the storm

Elevator Pitches are written by the company and edited for space and clarity. They do not express the opinions of SNEWS or its editors.Ride the elevator with Jim Evans, product manager of Bridgedale.Bridgedale’s new 100 percent waterproof StormSock collection has been designed ...read more

Gelliflex abacus product shot for elevator pitch

New product: Relax muscles tightened by climbing

Elevator Pitches are written by the company and edited for space and clarity. They do not express the opinions of SNEWS or its editors.Ride the elevator with Craig Olschansky, inventor, founder, and CEO of the Gelliflex Abacus.The Gelliflex Abacus is a gel-ball trigger point and ...read more

Boulder Denim 2.0

Jeans you can almost do the splits in

Elevator Pitches are written by the company and edited for space and clarity. They do not express the opinions of SNEWS or its editors.Ride the elevator with Bradley Spence, of Boulder Denim.Launched July 23 on Kickstarter, Boulder Denim’s Denim 2.0 features a proprietary ...read more

Gadd_Ray_J_O4A2977

Mountain apparel for women, by women

Elevator Pitches are written by the company and edited for space and clarity. They do not express the opinions of SNEWS or its editors.Ride the elevator with Cassie Abel, co-founder of Wild Rye.Hey outdoor women: Have you ever felt like sausage in casing when trying on women’s ...read more

Mr. Steak burner

Fit this grill in the trunk of your car

Elevator Pitches are written by the company and edited for space and clarity. They do not express the opinions of SNEWS or its editors.Ride the elevator with Mick Scully, founder of Mr. Steak.Just in time for grilling season, Mr. Steak has announced a new line of portable grills ...read more

Man walks off ladder leading to Roofnest

Sleep on top of your car in style

Elevator Pitches are written by the company and edited for space and clarity. They do not express the opinions of SNEWS or its editors.Ride the elevator with Tim Nickles, founder and CEO of Roofnest.Roofnest started on a road trip to Moab with a big group of friends getting ...read more

Gum and phone charger stored inside water bottle

This water bottle has a secret compartment

Elevator Pitches are written by the company and edited for space and clarity. They do not express the opinions of SNEWS or its editors.Ride the elevator with Houston Max and Charlie Crisan, co-founders of Bindle Bottle.The water bottle has become a staple in the daily lives of ...read more

Amelia Boone wearing Ultimate Direction vest

A hydration vest made for mud, sweat, and tears

Elevator Pitches are written by the company and edited for space and clarity. They do not express the opinions of SNEWS or its editors.Ride the elevator with Buzz Burrell, brand vice president of Ultimate Direction.We started the running hydration category in 1985 and continue to ...read more