Innovations in Wound Closure

Podcast with Founder and CEO of BandGrip, Fred Smith, joining Steve Kashul and guest co-host Dr.Nikhil Verma from Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush to discuss BandGrip Micro-Anchor Skin Closure: a faster, easier, and non-invasive way to safely close wounds. They discuss the history of the device, how it is different than traditional wound closure methods, and the future of non-invasive wound closure.

Fred Smith is founder and CEO of BandGrip. Inspired to realize a faster, easier, and non-invasive way to safely close wounds, Smith and the company’s team of medical professionals developed the patented technology behind BandGrip Micro-Anchor Skin Closures. It came about after extensive canvassing of surgeons to identify ways to reduce closure time, improve ambulation, and minimize scarring.

Founded in 2015 in Chicago, Smith and his team remains committed to delivering medical innovations that allow hospitals and doctors to reduce procedure time and improve the patient experience. He also envisions a future where its products can help improve the lives of people around the world. He is using his years of digital ad agency experience and entrepreneurial endeavors to make BandGrip an essential item in surgical suites, first responder vehicles and eventually, home emergency kits – to stop the bleeding and heal wounds more efficiently and effectively.

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