Working for Gecko Biomedical (now Tissium), IDC developed the Setalum Light - a first of its kind surgical adhesive curing device.
The device was designed to provide high quality curing of Tissium’s new Setalum adhesive which is used as an adjunct to suturing in vascular reconstructive surgery. After failing to find an off-the-shelf solution, IDC was briefed to develop a pen-sized, portable and rechargeable 405nm light source for curing its own surgical adhesive. The device needed to be entirely sterile for use in complex heart surgery.
IDC's team included mechanical and electronic engineers, industrial designers, and prototype builders, which meant it could take the product from initial requirement to clinical trials in just 12 months.