Australia and New Zealand, 25/01/23 | Press Release | Medical Systems Olympus' POWERSEAL Wins 2022 GOOD DESIGN Award
The Olympus POWERSEAL 5mm Curved Jaw Sealer/Divider, Double-Action won the 2022 GOOD DESIGN® Award within the Medical Category. Judges selected POWERSEAL to receive the award from among a record-setting number of submissions.
The Olympus POWERSEAL 5mm Curved Jaw Sealer/Divider, Double-Action won the 2022 GOOD DESIGN® Award within the Medical Category.
Judges selected POWERSEAL to receive the award from among a record-setting number of submissions. Approximately 4,000 shortlisted entries were judged by independent and international jurors with the awards given to the designs with the highest design quality, innovation degree, and superior design.
"We are thrilled to see that the thoughtful design of the POWERSEAL has been recognized with a Good Design Award," said Phil Roy, Global Vice President for Surgical Devices at Olympus Corporation. "Surgery is a very physically demanding profession, and it's important that the advanced energy devices we produce for surgeons are both clinically effective and easy to use."
The POWERSEAL™ Sealer/Divider is an advanced bipolar electrosurgical device intended for use in laparoscopic/minimally invasive or open surgical procedures where ligation and division of vessels, tissue bundles, and lymphatics are desired. It is designed to deliver the clinical performance that surgeons expect with efficiency and comfort. Notable design features include:
- Multifunctional design supports the many ways a surgeon might want to use the device, e.g., dissecting, grasping, and cutting;
- Latch-on/latch-off setting that supports surgeon preference and technique;
- Energy button design that minimizes required thumb movement to activate energy.
GOOD DESIGN is the first, oldest and longest running design prize in the world that honors all design achievements in all its disciplines. The awards are bestowed annually by The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies.