2007 Winners and their Suppliers
The following 35 products have been named winners in the 2007 Medical Design Excellence Awards competition. Submitting companies were presented with either gold or silver awards at the MDEA ceremony, held in June during the Medical Design & Manufacturing East 2007 Conference and Exposition, in New York City. Suppliers honored in connection with these winning products earned the exclusive right to use the designation “Supplier to a 2007 MDEA Winner.”MDEA Past Winning Product Search Tool
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Surgical Equipment, Instruments, and Supplies
- Mammotome MR breast biopsy system, manufactured and submitted by Ethicon Endo-Surgery (Blue Ash, OH). The Mammotome MR breast biopsy system is a vacuum-assisted breast biopsy system specifically designed for use under magnetic resonance imaging guidance. Supply and design credit to Nupro Design Ltd. (Loveland, OH), and Strategix Vision (Bozeman, MT).
- NexFrame deep-brain trajectory guidance system, manufactured and submitted by Image Guided Neurologics (Melbourne, FL). The NexFrame is a skull-mounted trajectory guide used to implant electrical leads for deep brain stimulation. It is a single-use device delivered to the customer prepackaged and EtO sterilized. Supply and design credit to Fredrick Haer & Co. (Bowdoin, ME), Reflex Medical Molding (White Bear Lake, MN), Surgical Navigation Technologies (Minneapolis, MN), and Vertex Technology LLC (St. Paul, MN).
- Pascal photocoagulator, manufactured and submitted by OptiMedica (Santa Clara, CA). The Pascal photocoagulator is an integrated semiautomatic pattern-scan laser photocoagulation system designed to treat retinal diseases using a single shot or a predetermined pattern array of up to 56 spots within 0.6 second. Supply and design credit to National Instruments (Austin, TX), Out of the Blue Design (San Francisco, CA), and RSID Studio (San Francisco, CA).
- Stryker Precision Saw, manufactured and submitted by Stryker Instruments (Kalamazoo, MI). The Stryker Precision Saw is an oscillating-tip surgical saw for cutting bone, typically in total knee arthroplasty. The design permits the surgeon to hold the stationary component of the blade, resulting in unprecedented control and precision. Supply and design credit to Bihler Weissenbach GmbH and Co. KG (Weissenbach, Austria), Ruetschi Technology (Muntelier, Switzerland), Sandvik Materials Technology (Sandviken, Sweden), Smithstown Light Engineering (Shannon, Co. Clare, Ireland), and XL Engineering (Niles, IL).