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Stepwise Stapler is a laparoscopic device for vastly superior tissue closure

Objective

Stepwise Stapler is a proprietary engineered laparoscopic device. It carries out important tissue closure at the end of laparoscopic surgical procedures, providing vastly superior outcomes and greatly minimised fall-out compared to current closure devices

Its adoption will bring improved patient healing outcomes, reduced medical infrastructure burden, and reduced financial burden to patients, the state, and medical insurers.

Members of Stepwise’s core team have already attained instrumental experience through the successful commercialization of laparoscopy devices through startup Eon surgical; which was successfully acquired by multi-national firm Teleflex. This same expertise would bring Stepwise to similar footing in the product and market development process to bring its product to even greater heights. The core team includes over 80 years’ expertise involving mechanical engineering, biomedical engineering, and surgery.

The proposed work in Phase 1 of the SME instrument fits into Stepwise’s overall plan to carry out a full assessment for its business model, on whether sales of the product under the Stepwise brand name, or licensing to an established brand would be more feasible. It would also allow Stepwise to confirm its OEM contract manufacturer, considering the material specifications, their specialities, and logistical connections to ensure a seamless supply chain

Field of science

  • /medical and health sciences/medical biotechnology
  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/business model
  • /engineering and technology/mechanical engineering

Call for proposal

H2020-SMEINST-1-2016-2017
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Funding Scheme

SME-1 - SME instrument phase 1

Coordinator

STEPWISE LTD
Address
Or Towers, 27 Habarzel St
6971039 Tel Aviv
Israel
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 50 000