InnoLap Surgical was acquired by Teleflex in September 2013.
The InnoLap Surgical device leads to a new generation of scar-free laparoscopic procedures.
The proprietary device comprises a handle, thin 3 millimeter needle, and 5-10 millimeter detachable and replaceable operating heads (for example, graspers, scissors, dissectors).
The InnoLap Surgical device utilizes a standard port and 3 millimeter needles inserted percutaneously. These extremely small punctures do not require stitches and do not leave scars, resulting in a scar-free procedure without the clinical complications of a complex, expensive operation — and at a more economical price.
InnoLap’s device improves and simplifies laparoscopic surgery. Using the device leverages surgeons’ know-how since it is based on the existing laparoscopic procedure. This platform enjoys the benefits of single-incision methods without the drawbacks. It benefits the entire value chain.
Laparoscopic procedures have improved tremendously in the past decade. Still, there are problems. Industry giants are investing heavily in new methods such as navel single incision (SILS™), needloscopy, and NOTES (natural orifice translumenal endoscopic surgery) to eliminate incisions and the associated scars and complications. However, these new methods are expensive, demand a high level of expertise, and increase operating time. Safety too remains a key concern. There is a strong need for scar-free laparoscopic techniques that require only minimal changes to current procedures and surgical know-how.