Endo-Lamina LLC
Save Lives. Save Money.

Endo-Lamina is a start-up enterprise developing tools to help endoscopists and laparoscopists do their work faster, easier, and more economically.

- Single-use deflectable tools (biopsy forceps, rat-tooth forceps, scissors, snares, &c.) for conventional endoscopy, NOTES (Natural Orifice Translumenal Endoscopic Surgery), and other Minimally Invasive Interventions.

- Robust steerable/flexible tools for Laparoscopy, SILS (Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery), and NOTES (Natural Orifice Transluminal Endoscopic Surgery): Organ retractors, graspers...

Current patents:
-  Medical device using beam construction and methods.
7,670,351 3/2/10

-  Compact endoscope.
7,530,946 5/12/09

- Methods of sequentially firing staples using springs and a rotary or linear shutter.
6,742,692 6/1/04,
6,578,751 6/17/03

Steerable TTS Grasper, Patent Pending

Recent shows:
The Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES)
March 7 - 10, 2012
San Diego Convention Center
San Diego, CA

Digestive Disease Week, final count 14,696 attendees
May19 - 22, 2012
San Diego Convention Center
San Diego, CA

Email: hartwick@alum.mit.edu
Address: Massachusetts, USA
About Us: President:
Darrell Hartwick
(on Linked In)

Sr. Design Consultant:
Carl West

We are currently seeking partners and/or angel investors.

In both directions.
This prototype is over 1.5m long and fits a 3.2mm channel.
(for size reference, the background is regular-size corrugated cardboard)
If you are having difficulty playing this video on this page, perhaps going to it directly will help.
An earlier model was tested by Dr.Lee at Beth-Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School and a poster was presented at SAGES 2009.
The products described on this page have not been approved by the FDA and are not available for sale at this time.