Clinical Innovations 2017-11-29T16:42:47+00:00

Project Description

Clinical Innovations

ebb Complete Tamponade System

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Manufacturing Process Mapping
User-Centred Design
Ergonomics
Design Language
Design for Manufacture
Cost Optimisation

Glenveigh was a U.S. medical device company specialising in women’s health. This device revolutionises the treatment of postpartum haemorrhage, the leading cause of maternal mortality.

The positive market response to this design significantly influenced Clinical Innovations’ decision to acquire the Glenveigh company in late 2014. The product continues to be a significant one in Clinical Innovation’s portfolio of ob-gyn products in the U.S. and worldwide.

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The Product

One balloon is inflated in the womb and another just outside to stop post-partum bleeding. The malleable balloons are designed to conform to the patient’s anatomy. The unique second balloon anchors the system, reducing the risk of device expulsion.

Central catheter lumens allow for the controlled aspiration and flushing of the site and help confirm that the treatment has been successful. The unprecedented level of control this design delivers has lead to a dramatic improvement in patient outcomes.

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The Process

User-Centred Design allowed us to understand both the patient’s and clinician’s needs. Ergonomics and Human Factor Studies allowed us to understand the anatomy of the patient, the dynamics of the task and the usability issues of clinicians.

Our expertise in plastics design allowed us to develop a multi-functional central moulding that rationalised product assembly while providing a platform for the design language features that made the orientation and functionality highly intuitive.

This design has proven to be highly effective, it builds clinician confidence, is easy to use and hits a price point that makes it viable for use in emerging economies where maternal mortality is most prevalent.

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