Renowned medical devices Colli-Pee and Cool-VAX at design exhibit

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ANTWERP. POWERED BY CREATIVES. unites award-winning designers during their annual expositionNovosanis and Voxdale were invited to showcase their innovative health care designs: Colli-Pee that was awarded with the IWT Innovation Award and Cool-VAX which won the Belgian James Dyson Award.

Colli-Pee, a medical device that captures the first part of the urine stream, has won the IWT Innovation award in 2015 in the category major social relevance. The instrument allows for an early detection of sexually transmitted infections (such as HPV or Chlamydia) and certain cancer biomarkers (prostate cancer for example). The designers developed the Colli-Pee ensuring a straightforward and non-invasive sample for the patient. This product has been developed by Novosanis in collaboration with VAXINFECTIOProduct Development of the University of Antwerp and Voxdale. Colli-Pee designers are: Koen Beyers (Novosanis & Voxdale), Kristof Sorgeloos (Voxdale) and Dimitri Willems (Novosanis).

Cool-VAX (formerly FLINK), another appliance designed by Voxdale, Novosanis, VAXINFECTIO and Product Development of the University of Antwerp, won the Belgian James Dyson Award in 2015. The prestigious prize was granted as it provides a solution to a major social problem. Cool-VAX is a novel vaccine carrier that guarantees storage between 2-8°C for at least 30h. This is a considerable improvement, especially in developing countries, where about 50% of vaccines are lost due to poor preservation and human error. Cool-Vax designers are: Tibo Grandry (University of Antwerp), Bart Verleije (Voxdale) and Koen Beyers (Voxdale & Novosanis).

Designers Kristof Sorgeloos, Dimitri Willems, Tibo Grandry, Bart Verleije and Koen Beyers

“We are delighted that designs of medical devices of both Novosanis and Voxdale have been selected for the second year in a row to participate in this prestigious Award Winning Expo.” Says Koen Beyers, CTO Novosanis and CEO Voxdale.

The exposition is held from February 6 to April 23 at Designcenter De Winkelhaak. In addition to Colli-Pee and Cool-VAX, other projects will be displayed in the fields of graphic design, product development, service design, jewelry design, interior design, branding, development and multimedia design.