Alekzander Hoogeweegen, a former graduation intern at Surge-on Medical, was selected on January 18th, 2019 as the winner of the IMDI Talent Award 2017-2018 for his research based on Surge-on Medical’s patented technology.

The Innovative Medical Devices Initiative (IMDI) Talent Award honors the best graduation research into a new medical device and or e-Health application. Alekzander was nominated with other three students, but it was his outstanding research thesis which got selected for the prize.

Alekzander developed his master’s thesis for the BioMechanical Engineering Department of the Delft University of Technology on the topic “Detachable Steerable Clip Applier for Dissection of ITA Branches”. He based his research on Surge-on Medical’s technology and was supervised by the company’s CTO, Tim Horeman. The goal of his research was to develop a new instrument for branch sealing and dissection, that increases the maneuverability and minimizes damage to surrounding tissue while being more time efficient. At the end of his research, Alekzander delivered a complete design of the reusable and steerable instrument.

Surge-on Medical’s team is pleased with the results from Alekzander’s research. It shows once again the versatile applications of Surge-on Medical’s patents for the development of new surgical instruments. Interested companies are welcome to contact us!


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