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Silicon Valley start-up Levitas Bio has launched the world’s first label-free cell separation platform, the LeviCell™.

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PI wins top medical design award and digital app award

Planet Innovation took home the Good Design Awards’ top gong for medical design for our work on Clever Culture Systems’ APAS Independence instrument, along with a digital design award for Uniting NSW’s Mosaic app.

Abbott’s VIP2000 recognized at Medical Design Excellence Awards in New York

Abbott Molecular’s VIP2000 was recognized for its innovative product design and engineering as a finalist at the prestigious Medical Design Excellence Awards (MDEAs) in New York.

APAS Independence wins global accolades at Medical Design Excellence Awards

Clever Culture Systems has collected silver at the prestigious Medical Design Excellence Awards (MDEAs) for its innovative APAS Independence instrument, which Planet Innovation helped develop.

Medical Design Excellence Awards (MDEAs) in New York recognize Planet Innovation with two Gold Awards

Planet Innovation was a standout performer picking up two of the highest honors at this year’s MDEAs for innovation in medical product design and engineering.

Genea’s IVF deal with Merck secures manufacturing contract for PI

Pharmaceutical giant Merck Serono has signed an exclusive deal securing global marketing and commercialization rights to Genea Biomedx’s range of IVF products including Gavi and Geri, which were designed by Genea with development partner, Planet Innovation.

Genea CEO: From idea to Product of the Year

Tomas Stojanov has been an integral part of an extremely successful network of invitro-fertilisation (IVF) clinics in his role as the CEO of fertility group Genea, but his personal dream is to do more. He wanted to change the world of IVF to benefit his company, his industry and most importantly his patients.

How Genea changed the world of IVF through automation

Despite 30 years of IVF practice the process of freezing human embryos, known as vitrification, has remained extremely manual and susceptible to errors and inconsistencies by embryologists. In 2009, Genea Biomedx teamed up with Planet Innovation to solve this challenge by automating IVF vitrification and finally making the process consistent and standardised for labs around the world.

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The secret behind the consumable ‘pod’ that pioneered IVF automation

PI Executive Director Eduardo Vom reveals the details to the microfluidic pod that was developed for the Gavi instrument to enable automated IVF vitrification for the first time in the world.