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|1. (WO2017040506) END EFFECTORS FOR WOUND CLOSURE DEVICES|
|Inventors:||LINDH, SR., David C.
NAWROCKI, Jesse G.
PERKINS, Jason T.
BEAKE, Thomas G.
|Title:||END EFFECTORS FOR WOUND CLOSURE DEVICES|
A suture device with a composite end effector, the composite end effector including a suture with an unmodified fixation element at a distal end and an overlying attachment piece disposed over the proximal end of the unmodified fixation element. The resulting composite end effector has improved strength and avoids the need for affixation methods such as welding or chemical affixation.