Over 230 million surgical procedures are undertaken annually, each creating wounds requiring closure. Ideally, skin closure is achieved with meticulous sutures which are slow (taking up to 40mins to close some wounds), this has clinical implications (some patients cannot tolerate the extended anaesthetic time) as well as costs implications ($60-200/minute). For purposes of brevity, surgeons often close wounds with skin staples, which can reduce closure time to 1 minute. Reduced operating times can result in improved patient outcomes, cost savings, and reduced mortality. However, staples are known to have increased clinical complications: higher infections rates (often double), pain and worse cosmetic results. The QuickStitch allows the surgeon to close an operative wound at the same speed and ease as the skin stapler with clinically superior outcomes to sutures.