Genesys Spine’s Binary anterior cervical plating system has been awarded the Iron A’ Design Award in the category of Scientific Instruments, Medical Devices and Research Equipment Design by the grand jury panel of the A’ Design Award & Competition, which consists of press members, established designers, academics and entrepreneurs.
The Binary anterior cervical plate is designed to reduce the number of tools and steps required in cervical spine surgery, and to reduce patient time on the operating table. The new system incorporates patented Helios technology from Genesys Spine—a combination of counter rotation functionality, anti-backout functionality—and what Genesys calls the “Zero-Step” feature; a ratcheted screw-head system designed to lock into place in the head of the screws with a click.
“The A’ Design Awards are the world’s most influential and largest design awards, presented each year in Italy. It is a great honour for us to receive this prestigious award, and we would like to thank all of our friends and partners for their support and help along the way,” says Josh Kaufmann, Genesys Spine principal.
The system also has an expanded-range of screw angulations, intending to offer positioning of a shorter plate for patient’s individual surgical needs, while maintaining plate margin from the adjacent disc.
Landon Gilkey, principal design engineer for Genesys Spine, says, “[Surgeons] wanted a simple-to-use system with a robust locking mechanism that was capable of accommodating the broad spectrum of patient anatomies.”