Cutlers' Surgical Prize 2007
Awarded by the Worshipful Company of Cutlers and judged by the Royal College of Surgeons of England as the most "outstanding work in the field of instrumentation or technical development in any branch of surgery."
14.03.07: This year's Surgical Prize has been awarded to Dr. Maan Hasan MB, ChB, DA, FRCA and Dr. Jim Roberts BSc, MBBS, FRCA for jointly inventing 'Epidrum', a device for objective identification of the epidural space.
Dr. Hasan, a consultant anaesthetist at Northwick Park Hospital, where the clinical investigation was undertaken, is now also based at the Centre of Anaesthesia to carry out further research into epidural anaesthesia and Epidrum at University College London Hospital.
Dr. Roberts is a consultant anaesthetist at the Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital in London.
Dr. Hasan received the award, comprising The Clarke Medal and £1000, from the Master at the annual Surgical Award Dinner held in Cutlers' Hall.
Epidrum was under development for nearly 5 years. Conceived by Dr. Maan Hasan FRCA and Dr. Jim Roberts FRCA, its development was initiated by the UK National Health Service.
It was designed and developed by Exmoor Plastics Ltd., Taunton UK.
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