Integuseal wins medical design award


InteguSeal, an innovative microbial sealant from Kimberly-Clark Health Care, has been awarded a prestigious medical design excellence award.

Designed to reduce the risk of skin flora contamination throughout a surgical procedure, InteguSeal Microbial Sealant uses a proprietary formulation to seal and immobilise pathogens to help protect against migration into an incision.

The US-based 2008 Medical Design Excellence Awards competition is organised and presented by Canon Communications LLC (Los Angeles) and recognises contributions and advances in the design of medical products. Entries are evaluated on the basis of their design and engineering features, including innovative use of materials, user-related functions that improve health care delivery and change traditional medical attitudes or practices, features that provide enhanced benefits to the patient and the ability of the product development team to overcome design and engineering challenges so the product meets its clinical objectives.

“We are honoured and delighted to be recognised by the MDEA judges for InteguSeal Microbial Sealant,” said Kimberly-Clark Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing John Amat. “This award recognises the important work that medical device companies are doing to advance the design and functionality of products that contribute to improved patient outcomes and aid medical professionals on the front lines of delivering care.”