Archon Medical Technologies was founded in 2011 by a team of Johns Hopkins students in The Center for Bioengineering Innovation and Design consisting of Sohail Zahid, Daniel Peng, Stephen Van Kooten, Ang (Andy) Tu, and Leslie Myint. Since then, Archon has focused on the development of FastStitch, a disposable suturing aid that aims to improve the safety and the efficiency of surgical abdominal wall closure. Since its inception as a student design project in collaboration with Dr. Hien Nguyen and Dr. Robert Allen, FastStitch has garnered accolades from around the nation. To facilitate research and development, Archon added three additional members to its ranks in 2012: Anvesh Annadanam, Luis Herrera, and Haley Huang. Archon also collaborates with a number of business associates including Connie Wu, Brian Ting, Bryan Huang, Kapil Wattamwar, Derek Wong, and Summer Ko. The team is currently conducting animal testing and additional prototyping to bring FastStitch to market. Together, the members of the Archon team are dedicated to improving patient care through creating the future of suture.