Endo360° Suturing Device (bdg)

The Endo360° Suturing Device is a surgical instrument that uses curved suturing needles for endoscopic, minimally-invasive procedures.  Engineering tasks included:

  • Work with manufacturer to identify and resolve troublesome tolerance areas.
  • Evaluate candidate alloys for both distal tip and needle construction.
  • Finite element analysis on drive pawl system to optimize tip geometry for device life.
  • Participate in animal laboratory study, directly observing surgeon behavior during procedure.

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