Medical technology incubator Cirle announced that it has received a Red Dot: Best of the Best Design Concept Award in the Lifesciences category for its 3-D Surgical Navigation System prototype. The award presentation was made at the Red Dot Design Museum in Singapore.
The Red Dot: Best of the Best is awarded for groundbreaking design and is the top prize in the international Red Dot Award: Design Concept competition, reserved for the best work in each of 31 categories. In 2015, the competition received 4,680 entries from companies, design institutes, design teams, and individual designers in 61 countries; 39 entries were bestowed the “Best of the Best” award.
“We are humbled to receive this prestigious award, which places the first technology platform developed by the team at Cirle among the very best industrial designs in the world,” Richard Awdeh, MD, founder and CEO of Cirle, said in a company news release. “The elegance and functionality of the 3-D Surgical Navigation System, as well as its ability to link other technologies in the operating suite together, flow directly from the rapidly evolving needs of the surgeon in the pursuit of optimal outcomes. It is a design conceived to advance sight-saving interventions in the new era of digital surgery. This international recognition will certainly increase professional interest in this innovative solution, while supporting both our search for new translational opportunities to address unmet medical needs through technology and our ability to continue attracting world class talent and partnerships to Cirle.”
In 2014, Cirle granted Bausch + Lomb an exclusive license to commercialize the 3-D Surgical Navigation System for cataract surgery.
For more information on the award, visit https://www.red-dot.sg/en/online-exhibition/heads-up-surgical-navigation-system/.