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Penumbra Clot Removal System

CompanyWhipsaw Inc
Lead DesignersDan Harden
Design TeamCole Derby
Prize(s)Gold in Industrial And Life Science Design / Medical/Scientific Machinery
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Entry Description

Penumbra is used to perform life-saving revascularization surgeries. For the first time, blood clots are suctioned from blood vessels through clear tubing and deposited onto integrated screens to be inspected by doctors. Its compact and portable design is dead simple to operate. The vacuum canister is the focal point during surgery and provides 180° visibility illuminated by LEDs. The device provides perfect vacuum routing, heat management, and weight distribution at the press of a button. This revolutionary device successfully prevents heart attacks, strokes, and neurological damage.