The world's finest biopsy punches
We are authorized suppliers of the range of dermal biopsy punches manufactured by Huot Instruments LLC, in Wisconsin, USA. The range evolves from a conventional round biopsy punch, the DermaPunch™, to the unique, user-friendly VisiPunch™, culminating in the ultimate, elliptically shaped, rotating blade of the ElliptiPunch™.
For the cost-conscious user the disposable DermaPunch™ offers a round, ultra-sharp stainless steel blade housed in an ergonomically designed plastic handle. Perfect circular incisions of 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6mm diameters are easily obtained using these gamma sterilized, disposable punches.
Two potential problems experienced by users of the conventional circular biopsy punches have been eliminated with the superbly designed VisiPunch™. Viewing “windows” have been added to the barrel of the blade. These not only permit the technician to see the lesion, thereby enabling the user to confirm that an adequate margin of safety is present before making the incision. But, also, any tissue trapped inside the blade can now be easily removed via these “windows”. These user friendly, sterile, single-use disposable VisiPunches™ are available in sizes 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 8mm diameters.
Finally, when dealing with circular incisions of greater than 8mm diameter, there has been a universal problem of sealing the wound without creating, unsightly scar tissue. Here the solution is to use an elliptical incision that can be readily sutured with cosmetically pleasing results. This is possible using the unique ElliptiPunch™. This punch has a thin, retractable and flexible steel blade that rotates inside of a plastic housing. With the blade retracted, skin-gripping teeth on the housing hold the skin taut, around the target lesion. Then by gently pushing down on the handle, whilst twisting it back and forth, the blade penetrates the skin making a perfect elliptical incision. This tool is as quick and easy to use as a conventional biopsy punch, but the neat, symmetrical ellipse-shaped wound is far easier to seal than any large circular cut.
All Huot’s biopsy punches are individually packed in a newly installed, state-of-the-art, manufacturing facility in the USA. After packaging, the punches are sterilized with gamma radiation. The design, development and manufacture of these sterile instruments for dermatological applications all meet the approval of ISO 13485:2003 and Directive 93/42/EEC Annex V.