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Industry: FastForm

FastForm is an innovative and dynamic life science company, focusing on the development and commercialization of superior medical products for the healthcare industry. The Company designs, develops and manufactures advanced orthopaedic orthosis that combine highly conformable PolyTrexX™ polymers and breathable DermaWick™ liners to deliver superior comfort and enhanced quality of life for patients from injury right through to recovery.

The HIHI study with Fastform was conducted in University Hospital Waterford to assess  Thumb Spica Multifunctional Orthosis (TSMO) in comparison to synthetic fibreglass in treating scaphoid fracture in terms of patient satisfaction and clinical outcome. The study aimed to quantify the difference in the treatment pathway for the Fastform device against the current standard of care in terms of removals and reapplications. From this a basis for an economic benefit that can be expected from the introduction of the Fastform device will be developed.