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1998 Winners and their Suppliers

The 18 products listed below were named winners in the 1998 Medical Design Excellence Awards competition, the inaugural year of the program. Submitting companies were presented with their awards during a gala dinner ceremony held at New York City’s Plaza Hotel on June 3, 1998, coinciding with the Medical Design & Manufacturing East 1998 Conference and Exposition. In the 1998 MDEA competition, jurors presented awards in the following 12 categories (the winning products are listed here according to the categories in use since 2000, which differ slightly).

  • Clinical laboratory products.
  • Critical-care and emergency products.
  • Dental instruments and equipment.
  • Diagnostic devices–electromedical.
  • Diagnostic devices–other.
  • General therapeutic healthcare products.
  • Home medical equipment.
  • Implant and tissue-replacement products.
  • Medical components.
  • Rehabilitation and assistive technology.
  • Self-care products.
  • Surgical equipment and instruments.
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