The German Design Council awards its German Innovation Awards annually to products and solutions that distinguish themselves by their “user-centricity and added value” compared to earlier solutions in all industry sectors.
Israel-based Zsquare develops a scalable platform that transmits high-resolution images in flexible, single-use endoscopes. Its polymeric fiber miniaturizes visual fiber-optics and reduces the optical component’s diameter without compromising resolution. Zsquare’s two-part endoscope design allows the same imaging core to be used while switching indication-specific shells that are purpose-made for applications such as ENT, bronchoscopy, duodenoscopy, urology, gynecology and more.
“This award is a true testament to our team’s excellence in improving diagnostic and treatment assessments and reducing cross-infection risks by developing user-centric solutions for the burgeoning endoscopy market,” CEO Asaf Shahmoon said in a news release. “Our technology enables, for the first time ever, the dramatic reduction of the optical component’s diameter, improving image quality to achieve never-before-seen visuals. We are very proud to be recognized for our achievements, and more importantly, are anticipating the impact we can have on patient care as this tool is adopted in clinical settings.”
The award follows Zsquare’s recent announcement that it had secured $15 million in funding to pilot launch its single-use ENT endoscope. The company expects a pilot launch in the third quarter of 2022 pending FDA approval.