North Dakota Patent of the Month – October 2022
Implants are a truly innovative tool for the surgical world. From prosthetic devices to cosmetic implants, the concept of using external and foreign materials to achieve health and cosmetic goals has opened the medical industry to endless opportunities. Ofcourse, regardless of the type of implant, they must be carefully implanted by the surgeon to ensure the positioning is safely within the surgical pocket. Vita Solutions, LLC has recently developed a methodology to reliably
The delivery system uses a delivery device that acts as a flexible sleeve to guide the implant in place. The device can be sterilized to better protect the patient during surgery. The delivery device allows the implant to be handled without ever contacting the surgeon’s hands. Between this reduced contact and sanitation protocols, the surgery is further protected from contamination.
This works exceptionally well for silicone implants in cosmetic procedures. The device is flat during delivery but can be opened up during use to store the silicone implant before being delivered into the patient. A small opening at one end allows the implant to be pushed out of the device directly into the surgical opening.
Vita Solutions is a medical device incubator committed to R&D and the development of medical IP. With over 75 years of experience in the medical industry, the company is focused on supporting medical startups and advancing the industry.
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