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 early detection of sexually transmitted infections such as HPV or chlamydia and certain cancer biomarkers, including prostate cancer.
The designers developed the Colli-Pee to ensure a straightforward and non-invasive sample for the patient.
This product has been developed by Novosanis in collaboration with VAXINFECTIO, Product Development of the University of Antwerp and Voxdale.
Colli-Pee designers are Koen Beyers from Novosanis and Voxdale, Kristof Sorgeloos from Voxdale and Dimitri Willems from 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°C -8°C for at least 30 hours. This is a considerable improvement, especially in developing countries, where 50% of vaccines are lost due to poor preservation and human error.
The Cool-Vax designers are Tibo Grandry from the University of Antwerp, Bart Verleije from Voxdale and Koen Beyers from Voxdale and Novosanis.