The event, presented in partnership with the Boston Patent Law Association, “honors New England’s newest and most innovative technologies,” according to a press release. The innovations selected are described as “breakthrough technologies that will fulfill important individual and/or social needs in novel ways, and ensure a more sustainable future for our environment.”
Here are descriptions of the local innovations that won, via a museum press release republished by Kirsner:
IlluminOss Medical Bone Stabilization System
Inventors: Robert Rabiner, Dennis Colleran, Anthony O’Leary, Justin Dye, Mark Drew
Assignee: IlluminOss Medical, Inc. (East Providence, RI)
The patented IlluminOss Photodynamic Bone Stabilization System is a revolutionary orthopedic system for minimally invasive stabilization and treatment of broken bones. The ground breaking IlluminOss Photodynamic Bone Stabilization System fixes fractured bones from the inside out. By positioning a customizable implant into the intramedullary cavity of the fractured bone, support and stability for the bone fracture is achieved as the bone is healing. The system utilizes a photodynamic (light-curable) reinforcing material to customize the implant in the body, and is intended to eliminate the need for traditional, inconvenient and painful methods of bone fixation with external pins, plates and screws.
G-Form Flexible Cushion Pads (Fan Favorite)
Inventors: Daniel Wyner, Richard Fox, Thomas Cafaro, Stephanie Rogers, Ami Newsham, David Foster
Assignee: G-Form, LLC (North Scituate, RI)
G-Form’s proprietary Reactive Protection Technology (RPT™) leverages a composite blend of rate-dependent and other proprietary materials and technologies to provide athletes with superior protection without compromising range-of-motion. Other protective pads can be heavy, hot, non-breathable, and restrictive. G-Form’s pads are lightweight, flexible and conform to your body shape so that they are comfortable and don’t get in your way. On impact, at a molecular level, the pads absorb the shock by stiffening temporarily like body armor, and then immediately return to their soft and flexible form. The harder the impact, the more G-Form’s RPT™ reacts, absorbing 94% of the impact forces. G-Form also integrates the same proprietary RPT™ in to protective cases for cell phones, tablets, and laptops.
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