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2017 Medical Design Excellence Awards Winners: Implant and Tissue-Replacement Products

Implant and Tissue-Replacement Products         I-Ring

Implant and Tissue-Replacement Products


The I-Ring is a single-use pupil expansion device that safely and gently retracts the iris to view and access the lens during cataract surgery. Designed for the increasingly common intraoperative floppy iris syndrome patient, the safety features and soft material minimize risk to delicate tissues in these complicated cases.

Manufacturer: Beaver-Visitec International

Design and Supply Credits: Scientific Molding Company Ltd.

Entered By: Beaver-Visitec International

RIGIDLOOP Adjustable Cortical Fixation System

The RIGIDLOOP Adjustable Cortical Fixation System is designed for soft tissue cruciate ligament reconstruction. Unique packaging with integrated graft prep and suture strand management allows users to easily mark the graft and suture loops. The card organizes sutures for easy access.

Manufacturer: DePuy Synthes Companies

Design and Supply Credits: Confluent Medical, Mangar Industries

Entered By: DePuy Synthes Companies

Belvedere Lateral Plating System

Belvedere is an anterior lateral thoracolumbar bone plating system that features a low-profile design with a unique, adjustable self-locking gear mechanism. The device features an adjustable length for optimal placement, is anatomically contoured to match the spine, has a low-profile design to optimize patient comfort, and has a one-step locking mechanism per level.

Manufacturer: NeuroStructures

Design and Supply Credits: Lowell Inc.

Entered By: NeuroStructures

Learn how to create award-winning medical devices at MD&M Minneapolis November 8-9, 2017.
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