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Medical Innovation: Zip® Surgical Skin Closure device instead of staples or sutures

November 7, 2015


John Tighe, the Chief Executive Officer at ZipLine Medical, a commercial-stage company headquartered in Campbell, California, that has developed Zip®, a cost-effective, noninvasive surgical skin closure device for suture-like outcomes at the speed of staples joins eHealth Radio and the Health Care and Health News Channels.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest John Tighe discuss the following:

  • What is Zip®?
  • What are its main benefits?
  • Why do surgeons prefer Zip® to close their patients’ surgical incisions?
  • Why do patients prefer that their surgeon use Zip® to close their surgical incisions?
  • If I’m going to have surgery, what should I tell my surgeon about Zip®?


Duration: 5:26


John Tighe is a serial CEO who knows how to build and grow profitable companies. Prior to being recruited to ZipLine Medical, Mr. Tighe was a Director and President and CEO of PEAK Surgical, joining the company as its first employee in June 2006. 

In July 2011, he negotiated the acquisition of PEAK Surgical by Medtronic. Mr. Tighe was responsible for establishing clinical development and sales of PEAK’s novel radio frequency technology in a variety of surgical specialties, including General Surgery, ENT, Orthopedics, and Plastic Surgery.


Prior to joining PEAK, he served as Senior Vice President and General Manager at Arthrocare Corp., where he managed the company’s three business units, comprised of Sports Medicine, ENT, and Spine. During his time at the company, Arthrocare was one of the fastest-growing publicly traded medical device companies.


Mr. Tighe is a member of the Community Advisory Board of El Camino Hospital of Los Gatos (CA), and earned a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering at the University of Maryland.



Website: www.ziplinemedical.com


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