Marks a major milestone for EM Device Lab, manufactures of the Quickloop™ Abscess Treatment Device
AUSTIN, TX November 24, 2020
EM Device Lab of Austin, TX announces that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) recently issued U.S. patent number 10,814,110 B2, which involves devices and methods to treat cutaneous and oral abscesses. This is the second patent now held by the company in a portfolio of emergency medicine devices. Inventors Michael Gorn, MD and Gary McGregor are named on the patent, which is owned by EM Device Lab.
“The idea was sparked while I was treating abscess patients and noticed there were some real opportunities for a better clinician and patient experience”, said Michael Gorn, M.D., FAAP, inventor of the Quickloop and Chief Medical Officer of EM Device Lab. “After learning the abscess loop drainage technique in my fellowship training and using it for years in practice, I came up with a concept for a device that combines all the critical steps of the loop technique in order to make it as easy as it can be. Getting the patent issued is recognition we have something truly unique. This is further validation for Quickloop, in addition to multiple grants and awards, and the enthusiasm exhibited by clinicians who helped us throughout the product development process.”
“This is a major milestone for our company and we are extremely pleased to add to our patent portfolio”, said Patrick Kothe, CEO of EM Device Lab. “This represents an important step in recognizing the uniqueness of Quickloop, and how it can help patients, clinicians, and the entire healthcare system by treating abscesses with a superior, clinically validated, and cost effective technique. We are excited as we finalize the product in anticipation of a U.S. launch in early 2021.”
EM Device Labs of Austin, TX has developed an innovative solution for the loop drainage procedure with their Quickloop Abscess Treatment device. Quickloop features a needle with a patented cutting blade, attached to drainage and irrigation tubing that can be flushed and fully locked before safely securing it to the patient. The Quickloop procedure takes about 3 minutes with no extra supplies needed, and no return visits to the hospital. Quickloop is uniquely positioned to headline the loop drainage space for abscess treatment next year.