Brisbane-based medical innovation startup Field Orthopaedics will launch its latest medical device breakthrough in Europe this week.
The group, which focused on medical device solutions filling shortcomings in the trauma, extremities, and biomedical markets, will launch the Field Micro Screw System at Europe's largest hand surgery event.
The product, designed to treat fractures of the hand and wrist, will be showcased at the 2019 International Federation of Societies for Surgery of the Hand triennial conference in Berlin, Germany.
The product already has clearance in the United States and is in high demand, with purchases through 15 states already received.
Field Orthopaedics, founded by James Fielding (pictured right) and Christopher Jeffery (pictured left), also says it is receiving significant interest from surgeons in the UAE, China, and Japan.
The product was created to increase efficiency with the potential to significantly reduce complications in the management of orthopaedic injuries and the fixing of fractures in the hand and wrist.
The Field Micro Screw System (provided)
The Field Micro Screw System won Product Design Gold for its ergonomic design at the 2018 Good Design Awards.
Field Orthopaedics CEO Dr Chris Jeffery says the Field Micro Screw System was the first of several projects in the Field Orthopaedics portfolio which have been created to address under-serviced markets and realise solutions to problems impacting patient care and outcomes.
"At Field Orthopaedics, we think differently. We work in partnerships, to innovate, realising new products with novel value," says Dr Jeffery.
"Field Orthopaedics was created from within the medical community, with the founders forming a significant collaboration with surgeons and researchers to identify their greatest industry problems and work alongside them to create innovative solutions.
"Our win at the Good Design Awards, proved that medical devices can be both functional and aesthetic. In the designing of the Micro Screw System we not only realised a new product with improved performance, but we considered the user ability to deliver a solution with improved ergonomics and function."
Operating since 2015, Field Orthopaedics' unique, collaborative business model is based on immersion of the medical and engineering disciplines with world-renowned surgeons rather than the traditional silo method of product development.
"We have overhauled the traditionally expensive, time-consuming and complicated task of medical device development and creation to build a culture and platform that gives surgeons access to experienced design and engineering teams to turn the problems they face every day into solutions," says Dr. Jeffery.
"This collaborative, problem-focused model of development combined with our disruptive spirit of execution has delivered efficient and economically advantageous results for the Field Micro Screw System and our other products in development."
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