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Creators of first working and patented automated suturing device.

Sutrue are a medical research company that utilise 3D printing to enable the design and creation of cutting edge medical technology. They were formed in 2012 and have since created two new suturing (medical stitching) devices which are set to transform the suturing process.

The Sutrue handheld device was the first of the two suturing devices to be created, with initial ideas drawn up by Alex Berry in 2008. The original idea for a suturing device came from Mr Berry when he was watching a program about robotic surgery. He gained an understanding of how sutures are currently achieved with forceps and upon seeing this Mr Berry decided there had to be a better way to do it. The handheld device is currently exhibited at the Design Museum in their ‘Designer, Maker, User’ exhibition.

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