Intermed Labs at Mon Health, Morgantown, West Virginia, was awarded the Top Innovator of 2022 for the Fingy3D prosthetic finger by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). The device is
a custom, functional 3D-printed prosthetic finger that can be ordered on demand. The product aims to improve access, cost, and function for people who have experienced a finger or partial hand loss. The award included a $10,000 monetary prize to be used to further advance the project.
The award was given as part of The Tank: Plastic Surgery Innovation Challenge hosted by the ASPS, the world’s largest organization of board-certified plastic surgeons.
Tom McClellan, MD, FACS, a plastic surgeon and cofounder of Intermed Labs at Mon Health, presented against three other finalists who had been selected among numerous applications from across the country.
Judges on the panel included medical innovators, venture capitalists, and the former president of the ASPS.
“Winning this national competition against such distinguished medical centers is a tremendous honor for our state, Mon Health System, our patients, and it highlights the talented people that have worked tirelessly on this project,” said McClellan. “I think the judges were impressed by our quality team and the elegant solution that we had created for patients to access prosthetics.”
The device is entering its final stages and will soon begin a pilot trial with hand surgery patients and surgeons at the University of Washington in Seattle and Emory University.