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AstraPlug / Arterial closure device

AstraPlug
AstraPlug

Discipline: Product

Discipline: Product

Vasorum’s AstraPlug is an arterial closure device which uses a biocompatible stainless steel implant to close arterial puncture holes after percutaneous catheter-based vascular interventions. The clean form of the device is a combination of mechanical requirements and Human Factors Engineering inputs. The three touch points have been identified through the use of a colored, tactile material that reinforces the simple and intuitive nature of the product. Colors and finishes have been selected to reflect the clinical nature of the environment in which the device is used. Mechanical safety precautions prevent sub-standard implant deployment.

In the medical sector, the goal should be 100% error exclusion. Professional qualification and good design complement each other in the universal design approach.
universal design - selected by Thomas Bade
Client / Manufacturer

Vasorum

Vasorum
Dublin, Ireland

Design

Dolmen

Dolmen
Dublin, Ireland

Martin Bruggeman, Eugene Skelton