MORGANTOWN — Mon Health’s Intermed Labs was awarded the Top Innovator of 2022 for their Fingy3D device at The Tank: Plastic Surgery Innovation Challenge, hosted by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), the world’s largest organization of board-certified plastic surgeons.
The ASPS National Meeting on Friday, October 28 in Boston, MA brought together thousands of plastic, reconstructive and hand surgeons from around the world. dr. Tom McClellan, co-founder of Intermed Labs at Mon Health, took on three other finalists from Dartmouth, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and Washington University, who were selected from numerous applications from across the country.
The judges on the panel included leading medical innovators, venture capitalists and the former president of the ASPS. The Top Innovator award also included a $10,000 cash prize, which can be used to further promote the project.
“Winning this national competition against such leading medical centers is a tremendous honor for our state, Mon Health System, our patients, and it highlights the talented people who have worked tirelessly on this project,” said Dr. McClellan. “I think the judges were impressed with our quality team and the elegant solution we created for patients to access prosthetics.”
Fingy3D is a custom, functional 3D printed finger prosthesis that can be ordered on request from Fingy3D.com. The revolutionary product aims to improve access, cost and function for patients who have experienced finger or partial hand loss.
The device is entering its final phase and will soon begin a pilot trial with hand surgical patients and surgeons at the University of Washington in Seattle, WA and Emory University in Atlanta, GA.
“Intermed Labs at Mon Health continues to advance the future of healthcare with the innovation of our entrepreneurs. Our world-class team builds, prototypes and cultivates ideas from around the country to improve patient outcomes and quality of life, right here close to home,” said David Goldberg, President and CEO of Mon Health System and Executive Vice President of Vandalia Health.
“West Virginia has an abundance of bright and innovative young people with an insatiable work ethic. Mon Health’s Intermed Labs has created the startup environment innovators need to succeed globally, as evidenced by industry leaders visiting Morgantown, using our products, and evaluating our future innovations,” said Dr. McClellan. “I have no doubt that we can build a thriving MedTech ecosystem within the state.”
For more information about the Fingy3D, visit Fingy3D.com. For more information about Intermed Labs, visit IntermedLabs.com.