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Johnson & Johnson Mechanical Testing and Analysis Summit 
Robb Colbrunn, Ph.D., Guest Speaker
Director of BioRobotics and Mechanical Testing Core
Medical Device Solutions (MDS) Cleveland Clinic
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University
September 18-20, 2018
Syracuse, IN




Tonsil Massager

Client: Dr. Doanh Nguyen

Mechanical Design | CAD Modeling in SolidWorks | Rapid Prototyping | Machining | Device Assembly

Tonsilloliths (or “tonsil stones”) are growths of bacteria that grow and accumulate within the tonsillar crypts.  These growths range from being relatively soft and gel-like to becoming calcified and hard, and while generally not harmful, can cause halitosis and discomfort.  Sufferers can sometimes remove the Tonsilloliths by themselves, but many require a doctor visit for removal. 

Dr. Nguyen had recognized a need for a device in this specific area and came to MDS with an idea in mind.  With the help of his design and initial prototype, MDS designed a sleeker and highly functional device that uses smooth rollers to massage the affected region of the tonsils in order to harmlessly dislodge the tonsillolith