UK patent granted

Friday, 4 May, 2012

Surgical Innovations (SI) is pleased to announce that the UK patent for PretzelFlex® Smart Actuation has been granted.

Smart Actuation refers to innovative flexible technology utilised in the PretzelFlex® which allows the pretzel shape to form tip-first, impressively using only minimal space inside the abdomen after being inserted as a straight shaft through a 5mm port access system. The pretzel shape ensures that the minimally invasive device has the strength and stability capable of supporting large organs and tissue and is ideal for obesity surgery.

This Patent for PretzelFlex® - the world’s first reusable pretzel shaped organ and tissue retractor - allows SI to retain competitive advantage through the technique of forming a large platform within the restricted operating space of the abdominal cavity.