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Medical Design Excellence Awards 2018 Finalists: Implant and Tissue-Replacement Products

The following are the finalists for the Implant and Tissue-Replacement products category.

  • The Implant and Tissue-Replacement Products category includes the cochlear, corneal, orthopedic, neurological, and tissue implants and instruments. Click next to see the finalists.

  • AeroForm Tissue Expander System
    The AeroForm Tissue Expander System is a needle-free, patient-controlled, wireless tissue expander system for women who choose to have reconstructive surgery following a mastectomy.
    Manufacturers: AirXpanders Inc.

    AirXpanders Inc.
  • GRYPHON Anchor with PROKNOT Technology
    The GRYPHON Anchor with PROKNOT Technology is a pre-tied knot loaded onto the GRYPHON Anchor for shoulder and hip repairs. It is stronger than arthroscopic knots, enables one-way tensionability, is 64% smaller than traditional arthroscopic knots, and is more consistent than arthroscopic knot-tying due to only requiring one half hitch. 
    Manufacturer: DePuy Synthes Companies 
    Supply and Design Credits: Paragon Medical Inc., Teleflex Medical, Confluent Medical Technologies, Bradshaw Medical, GW Plastics Inc. 

    Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies
  • SPEEDTRAP Graft Preparation System
    The SPEEDTRAP Graft Preparation System is used in preparing soft-tissue grafts in orthopedic procedures. The suture uses a fingertrap technique to compress rather than pierce the graft, and its needleless design reduces graft preparation time by 77% compared with standard techniques.
    Manufacturer: DePuy Synthes Companies
    Supply and Design Credits: Apex Resource Technologies 

    Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies
  • Truliant Knee System
    The Truliant Knee System addresses clinical challenges in primary and revision total knee replacement. Truliant offers orthopedic surgeons the prostheses and tools they need to achieve more accurate and reproducible clinical results through an improved surgical experience. 
    Manufacturer: Exactech
    Supply and Design Credits: In'Tech Medical, Renchel Tool Inc., Precision Medical Technologies, BCS Machine Co. Inc., Micro Machine Co. 

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