FLEXcon Global, an innovator in adhesive coating and laminating, today announces it has received the Med-Tech Award for Materials Innovation for FLEXcon® OMNI-WAVE™. The Med-Tech Innovation Awards is an annual celebration of the very best innovations in medical technology globally.
“It is an honor for FLEXcon to be considered for this prestigious award,” said Aditi Subramanian, Strategic Business Unit Manager – Healthcare, FLEXcon. “It is a testament to the groundbreaking work our team has done to improve biosensing technology that will result in unparalleled benefits to both medical device manufacturers and patients.”
FLEXcon’s OMNI-WAVE™ is a disruptive technology that will result in cost savings for medical electrode and wearable device manufacturers while providing a better experience for patients.
OMNI-WAVE™ utilizes a skin-friendly, conductive adhesive which eliminates hydrogel-related skin reactions for patients who are sensitive to hydrogel. Furthermore, because OMNI-WAVE™ is not moisture dependent, it does not require expensive barrier packaging like hydrogel components, and it affords a two year out-of-pack life, providing cost savings to both manufacturers and end-users.
This revolutionary biosensing technology, developed as a global collaboration effort with FLEXcon’s R&D personnel in Spencer, Massachusetts, Weesp, Netherlands and Glenrothes, Scotland, was created with patient comfort in mind. It has been awarded more than 100 patents worldwide, generated 7 peer-reviewed publications and scientific conference papers with academic thought leaders, and is ready to change the biosignal paradigm.
Med-Tech Innovation is the leading multi-platform communication brand for the UK and Irish medical design and manufacturing industries. Their portfolio consists of an annual exhibition and conference, Med-Tech Innovation Expo, and Med-Tech Innovation News, which incorporates a monthly digital and print magazine, website, weekly newsletter, podcast and ever-growing social media community.
Med-Tech Innovation connects innovators – whether they be major OEMs or fledgling start-ups – with a community of designers and engineers ready to help bring medical devices to market, quickly and at scale.
The Med-Tech Innovation Awards is an annual celebration of the very best innovations in medical technology globally. There are six categories to enter, and entries are judged by independent industry experts using a robust set of judging criteria. The judging panel for the Med-Tech Innovation categories represent key stakeholders from across the supply chain. The panel was tasked with assessing each entry on the merit of their contribution to the medical device engineering supply chain.
FLEXcon Company, Inc. is a global leader in coated and laminated films and adhesives used as functional components in manufactured goods and in graphics applications. A family-owned company for over 65 years, FLEXcon serves as a development partner to engineers and designers to bring their innovative ideas from concept to reality, for markets such as healthcare, packaging, transportation, electronics, industrial, and construction & energy, with a focus on improving human lives through emerging technology. Headquartered in Spencer, MA, USA, the company has operations throughout North America and Europe with distribution worldwide. For more information, visit www.FLEXcon.com, follow FLEXcon on LinkedIn, or call +1-508-885-8200.