Secure. Fast. Effective.([FOOTNOTE=Alessandri F, Remorgida V, Venturini PL, Ferrero S, et al. Unidirectional barbed suture versus continuous suture with intracorporeal knots in laparoscopic myomectomy: a randomized study. J Minim Invasive Gynecol. 2010;17(6):725-729.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=]),([FOOTNOTE=Rubin JP, Hunstad JP, Polynice A, Gusenoff JA, et al. A multicenter randomized controlled trial comparing absorbable barbed sutures versus conventional absorbable sutures for dermal closure in open surgical procedures. Aesthet Surg J. 2014;34(2):272-283.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=])

The V-Loc™ wound closure device is a revolutionary technology that eliminates the need to tie knots, so you can close incisions up to 50% faster without compromising strength and security.1,2

Its dual-angle barbs allow suture to pass smoothly through tissue in one direction — but prevent it from slipping back through soft tissue.

The barbs hold wound surfaces together and distribute tension along the entire length of the suture, without needing knots to secure the wound.

Designed for secure, fast, and effective3,4 incision closure for your patients.

  V-Loc™ 90 Absorbable Device V-Loc™ 180 Absorbable Device V-Loc™ PBT Non-Absorbable Device
Tensile Strength 7 days, 90%; 14 days, 75% 7 days, 80%; 14 days; 75%; 21 days, 65% Permanent
Absorption Profile 90-110 days 180 days Permanent
Procedural Applications Soft tissue approximation where support is required consistent with the absorption profile Soft tissue approximation where support is required consistent with the absorption profile Soft tissue approximation
Color Undyed, violet Clear, green Blue
Composition Glycolide, dioxanone, and trimethylene carbonate Copolymer of glycolic acid and trimethylene carbonate Polybutester
Indications V-Loc™ 90 device and V-Loc™ 180 absorbable wound closure devices are indicated for soft tissue approximation where use of an absorbable suture is appropriate. V-Loc™ PBT non-absorbable wound closure devices are indicated for soft tissue approximation.

See the Difference

See a Competitive Comparison

Find out how the V-Loc™ wound closure device stacks up against the Stratafix™* spiral knotless tissue control device.

Witness the Barbed Suture Challenge

See how the V-Loc™ wound closure device provides greater suture strength compared to the Stratafix™* Spiral.([FOOTNOTE=Zaruby J, Gingras K, Taylor J, Maul D. An in vivo comparison of barbed suture devices and conventional monofilament sutures for cosmetic skin closure: biomechanical wound strength and histology. Aesthet Surg J. 2011:31(2):232-240. doi: 10.1177/1090820X10395010.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=])