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WoundZipper with Moustafa Moustafa

WoundZipper® is an innovative wound closure device, which incorporates magnets to effectively close wounds. Intended primarily for emergency department use, the device is designed by a board-certified emergency department physician, Dr. Moustafa H. Moustafa. WoundZipper® employs powerful, flexible magnets encased in a proprietary medical-grade coating, designed to adhere to each side of the wound using a hypoallergenic adhesive. The WoundZipper® can be employed to close wounds in a fraction of the time required using conventional methods. Unlike sutures, staples, and steri strips, WoundZipper® achieves uniform closure along the entire wound to speed healing and reduce scarring. It takes less than a minute to apply, does not require local anesthetic, and is painless. As a new wound closure solution, WoundZipper® was on display IncubatED program at the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) conference at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington D.C. (Table #2807-i-8 in the IncubatED section). The IncubatED program showcases incubator and/or early-stage healthcare products in the emergency department. What I have often witnessed in the emergency department is a couple with a small child who has a laceration that is bleeding, Dr. Moustafa said. The child is upset, the parents are upset, but because it’s not life-threatening, staff do not consider it a high priority. This results in frustration for all involved. I designed WoundZipper® to offer an instant solution.”

WoundZipper® makes the process of treating and healing a wound fast and effective and increases medical provider efficiency,” Moustafa said. The magnets are pre-aligned as part of the package unit. This provides instant wound approximation since the magnets are immediately attracted to each other as soon as the removable layer is taken away.”  Faster than staples or sutures.  Less traumatic for infants and children. No painful injection.  Easy to inspect the wound and reclose.  Perfect for high anxiety emergencies.  No disposable accessories. The intellectual property associated with WoundZipper® is available for licensing. Visit www.woundzipper.com or watch this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ttyF…