35Newtons® - FirstPlug®
Winner in Industrial and Life Science Design/Aids/Prosthetics
Andrew Bowen Designs LLC, United States
With dental implant procedures dentists have the issue of later accessing the abutment screw. After a tooth is connected to the screw, it is capped with a filler which ends up clogging the screw head. Ad hoc remedies, such as plumber's tape, are often used as a barrier which leads to bacterial growth and infections. FirstPlug is biocompatible, bacteria impervious, expunges moisture, and is made in the USA. The dispenser design is airtight, allows one handed opening, prevents material fall back, includes finger recess, cutter, measuring strip, volume indicator, and is made from recyclable PP.
Bio Andrew is an American Canadian Industrial Designer based in San Francisco, California. As a design, engineering, and branding consultant his work includes a diverse array of consumer, commercial, medical, and professional products that address user needs, market trends and opportunities while considering best manufacturing processes, business returns, as well as social and environmental impacts.
Other prizes 2022, Silver Winner: MUSE Creative and Design Awards - Aids / Prosthetics
2022, Finalist: Medical Design Excellence Awards
2022, Bronze Prize: IDA Design Awards - Industrial And Life Science Design
2022, Official Selection - London International Creative Competition
2021, Gold Prize: NY Product Design Awards - Medical Devices & Technology: Dental Equipment
2020, Winner: European Product Design - Industrial and Life Science Design / Medical/Scientific Machinery
2015, Fellows Award Recipien: NYDesigns
2013, Winner: North American Office Products Award
2010, Corporate Sponsorship: Herman Miller Healthcare
2008, Memorial Scholarship - Paul H Klett Iii
Photo Credit: Andrew Bowen Designs Llc