These haemostatic clips for vessel occlusion are made of a biodegradable magnesium alloy. As the material gradually degrades and is absorbed by the body, there is no need to remove the clip after the operation. Moreover, the use of a magnesium alloy over stainless steel or titanium has the advantage of not interfering with imaging methods. The stapler is ergonomically designed and can be operated with one hand.
Statement by the Jury
The use of a magnesium alloy leads to degradable clips and increased safety during the treatment and healing process.
Metal Industries Research & Development Centre, Kaohsiung, Taiwan