MediPurpose Announces Patent Approval on Its Innovative Safety Scalpel

January 27, 2017

Company receives patents in 19 countries

Duluth, Georgia (January 27, 2017) – MediPurpose, the leader in innovative sharps safety solutions for the healthcare market, today announced that it has received final approval from patent offices in 19 countries around the world on its innovative safety scalpel, Anzen.

To date, Anzen has received patent approvals for five patent families in Australia, Canada, China, European Patent Office (EPO), Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, United Kingdom, United States and others.

“The patent approval further establishes our commitment to bringing high quality safety devices to today’s operating rooms,” said Patrick Yi, Founder and CEO of MediPurpose. “We identified a need in the marketplace for a safety scalpel that mimics the weight and feel of a standard scalpel, while also providing the needed safety features. Anzen offers end users protection against injuries while still offering the features that they are used to.”


About Anzen

Anzen is the first safety scalpel to provide needed safety features without compromising the ease of use and feel surgeons require. Designed with input from surgeons and surgical techs, Anzen meets the precision and performance required during surgery, while also creating a safer operating room environment. Anzen’s reusable metal handle provides surgeons the weight, balance and control they are used to. The protected blade cartridge is easy to attach and detach, making sharps injury prevention easy and convenient. Anzen decreases workplace injuries by creating safer operating rooms with fewer sharps incidents from scalpels. For more information, visit

About MediPurpose
MediPurpose, founded in 1999, develops, manufactures, and distributes superior sharps safety devices including the Anzen safety scalpel, SurgiLance safety lancets and MediPlus wound care products. MediPurpose has leveraged its success in the medical device industry to become a master medical product distributor that provides unique solutions for both medical product manufacturers and medical product distributors. MediPurpose’s Medical Device Innovation division offers angel funding and developmental expertise for new medical device inventors and innovative medical product companies that seek entrance into new medical products markets. For more information, visit

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