CAMPBELL, Calif. — May 21, 2019 — ZipLine Medical, Inc. was selected as a winner of the Red Herring Top 100 North America award, which recognizes the continent’s most exciting and innovative private technology companies.

Winners were chosen from thousands of entrants in a gamut of verticals, from financial technology to marketing, and medical devices to Internet of things. Companies were judged by industry experts, insiders and journalists on a wide variety of criteria, including financial performance, innovation, business strategy, and market penetration. Red Herring’s editors have been evaluating the world’s startups and tech companies for over two decades and their insights enable them to select firms that will continue on a trajectory to success. Brands such as Alibaba, Google, Kakao, Skype, Spotify, Twitter and YouTube have all been singled out as Red Herring winners in the past.

The Zip® Surgical Skin Closure and PreLoc Wound Closure devices have seen significant adoption in key surgical procedures such as total joint replacement and limb salvage. In addition to the economic benefits these devices provide to the hospital and clinic, the high degree of patient satisfaction they engender has created word of mouth that often drives a patient’s friends and family to request ZipLine devices for their next surgery.

“Adoption of the Zip device in our procedures represents the cutting edge of surgery. Orthopedic patients are becoming more and more educated on the products and techniques that offer the best surgical outcomes, and come to the table expecting these from their surgeon,” said Robert C. Marchand MD, orthopedic surgeon and robotic joint replacement expert in Wakefield, Rhode Island. “The Zip enables us to provide patients with a more comfortable recovery and better cosmetic outcome while reducing surgical procedure time and patient complications that add costs to the healthcare system. We have found the Zip to be fast, reliable and cost-effective, and our patients love it.”


ZipLine Medical is an innovator in cost-effective, non-invasive wound closure products that address the need for better clinical outcomes and reduction in overall healthcare cost. Zip Surgical Skin Closure devices have been used in more than 600,000 cases and in over 30 countries worldwide. The PreLoc Wound Closure provides non-invasive, delayed primary closure for chronic wounds and limb salvage procedures. The award-winning ZipStitch laceration kit offers consumers a hospital-grade wound closure for home, activities or work. ZipLine Medical was founded by Amir Belson, MD and is headquartered in Campbell, CA. For more information, visit



Michelle McAdam, Chronic Communications, Inc., 310.902.1274