German physicians receive innovation prize for use of IlluminOss' Photodynamic Bone Stabilization System

Written by Anuja Vaidya | October 30, 2014 | Print  |

German physicians Drs. Sascha Gick and Steffen Heck of St. Vinzenz-Hospital Köln, an academic teaching hospital affiliated to the University of Cologne in Germany, have been awarded the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Unfallchirurgie Prize for Innovation 2014 for their use of IlluminOss' Photodynamic Bone Stabilization System.

The Photodynamic Bone Stabilization System is a minimally invasive procedure that incorporates the use of a thin walled PET balloon, which is infused with a liquid monomer that conforms to the shape of the patient's specific anatomy. The device forms as an implant once the surgeon activates the visible light within the PET balloon. The system earned the CE Mark in 2010.

Drs. Gick and Heck received the award for their "Photodynamic Polymer for Stabilization of Fractures" submission at the German Congress of Orthopaedics and Traumatology.

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