Friday, September 30, 2011
ProTip, a company developing medical devices that bring innovative solutions to people suffering from dysfunctions of the larynx, was awarded the ESB Translational Research prize of the European Society for Biomaterials at the ESB annual congress in Dublin, Ireland. This prize, sponsored by the Swiss Society for Biomaterials, is designed to “support scientific efforts in translational research, i.e. scientific activities helping to transform a research idea into a product.”
This prize has been awarded for a research program launched by ProTip in 2010, aimed at developing a trachea implant made from a biodegradable microporous polymer and macroporous titanium.
“This reward proves that, with high enough focus on relevant and the right research activities, a young firm like ProTip can play an important role in a market as demanding and competitive as that of biomaterials,” said the chairman of ProTip, Maurice Bérenger.