Congratulations Aiden Reich, Pierre-Paul Gallant and Serdan Kayan for winning the Marika Zelenka Roy Innovation Prize!

Winners of the Marika Zelenka Roy Innovation Prize

The Marika Zelenka Roy Prize, offered in collaboration with the Montreal General Hospital Foundation, recognizes the best solution to an unmet clinical need for the care of a patient and the highest likelihood of success in being translated.

This year, two teams tied for this prestigious prize.

Aiden Reich, Pierre-Paul Gallant, Serdar Kayan


GyroClear is a biomedical company aiming to set a new standard for minimally invasive intra-abdominal and thoracic surgery with their protective sleeve that maintains a clear camera lens throughout procedures. Loss of visibility is a constant problem for surgeons during laparoscopic operations, and they spend a significant amount of time simply cleaning the camera. Their device would eliminate the need for interruptions to clean the camera lens during operations.

“It is an honour to be recognized and acknowledged for our clinical innovation by such a respected and admired panel of judges, especially after seeing the impressive competition,” says Aiden Reich, M.Sc Candidate in Experimental Surgery at McGill University. “This prize will provide us with the necessary support and services to get our device into the hands of surgeons much sooner than we would otherwise have been able to.”