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Editorial Coverage of MDEA finalist and winning products from UBM Canon MedTech Group's publications: MD+DI, MPMN, IVD Technology, PMPN, MX, and EMDT magazines. Keep checking back as this section is periodically being updated

  • Click here to read Press Releases about MDEA finalist and winning products, as well as MDEA Lifetime Achievement Award winners
  • Click here to watch Video Coverage of MDEA finalist and winning products, as well as the MDEA Lifetime Achievement Award winners.

Skip to past MDEA editorial coverage from 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, and 2004.


2012 MDEA Finalist and Winning Product Editorial Coverage

Planmed Verity Extremity Scanner Crowned Best in Show, Shana Leonard, MPMN (June/July 2012). 2012 MDEA Best-In-Show Winner: Planmed Verity Extremity Scanner

Ferromagnetic Surgical System Strives to be a Cut Above the Rest, Shana Leonard, MPMN (June/July 2012). 2012 MDEA Gold Winner: FMwand Ferromagnetic Surgical System

Remedy for the Common IV Pole, Bob Michaels, MPMN (June/July 2012). 2012 MDEA Gold Winner: Safepole I.V. pole

Isn’t it Time for a Better IV Pole?: Adventures in Medical-Device Usability, MD+DI DeviceTalk Blog, Stephen Wilcox, Principal and Founder of Design Science, and 2012 MDEA Juror Chairperson. (June 29, 2012). 2012 MDEA Gold Winner: Safepole I.V. pole

Artificial Limb Transitions Between Prosthetics and Bionics, Bob Michaels, MPMN (June/July 2012). 2012 MDEA Silver Winner: BiOM Ankle prosthetic device

Single-Use Device Breathes New Life into Asthma Care Market, Shana Leonard, MPMN (June/July 2012). 2012 MDEA Bronze Winner: Alair Catheter for Bronchial Thermoplasty procedures

Medical Device Design: Defining Innovation and the Power of the First Impression, MPMN (June/July 2012). An MPMN Interview with 2011-12 MDEA Juror, Stuart Karten, Principal, Karten Design.

2012 MDEA Finalists in the IVD Category, Beth W. Orenstein, IVD Technology (June 2012). This year’s finalists in the Medical Design Excellence Awards competition in the IVD category share what made their products stand out. Featured Products: Myla Microbiology Middleware System; Simplexa Direct and Simplexa Universal Direct Assay Kits; SnapPath 1000 Biomarker Testing System

VIDEO: A Sit-Down Chat with Dr. Thomas Fogarty and Dean Kamen, Maria Fontanazza, Managing Editor, MD+DI (June 2012). MedTech innovators Thomas Fogarty, MD and Dean Kamen discuss innovation in the device industry in light of the economy, healthcare reform, and the hurdles presented by FDA. Check out Part I and Part II.

VIDEO: Thomas Fogarty, MD accepts the MDEA Lifetime Achievement Award, MDDI Video Vault, (June 2012). Renowned MedTech entrepreneur Dean Kamen presents Thomas Fogarty, MD with the 2012 MDEA Lifetime Achievement Award.

VIDEO SERIES: Interviews with 2012 MDEA Lifetime Achievement Award Winner, Thomas Fogarty, MD
Part I:
A Fireside Chat with the "Edison of Medicine," Thomas Fogarty, MD, Brian Buntz, Editor-at-Large, UBM Canon Medical Device Group (April 2012). In this interview with UBM Canon editor Brian Buntz, famous inventor and cardiovascular surgeon Thomas Fogarty, MD discusses the achievements he is most proud of and how he became an inventor and entrepreneur. He also provides background on the invention of his namesake Fogarty catheter. This video is the first in a series with Dr. Fogarty.

Part II: Thomas Fogarty, MD on Medical Innovation (Part II), Brian Buntz, Editor-at-Large, UBM Canon Medical Device Group (May 2012). Noted inventor and vascular surgeon Thomas Fogarty, MD speaks with MD+DI editor-at-large Brian Buntz about the Fogarty Institute for Innovation and his thoughts on barriers that slow the commercialization of new medical technologies.

VIDEO: Planmed Verity Extremity Scanner (2012 MDEA BEST IN SHOW winner!), MD+DI (May 2012).

MD+DI – 2012 MDEA Winners Flipbook, Christopher Wiltz, MD+DI (May 2012). Flip through this gallery to see photos and videos of this year’s 25 MDEA-winning products and 16 finalist products.

MPMN – 2012 MDEA Winners Circle Gallery, MPMN (May 2012). Flip through this gallery to see photos of this year’s 25 MDEA-winning products.

MPMN - Interview with 2012 MDEA Juror: Stuart Karten, MPMN (May 2012). Medical Device Design: Defining Innovation and the Power of the First Impression

MD+DI - Podcast Roundtable with 2012 MDEA Jurors: Ed Chekan, Craig Friedman, Stuart Karten, and Steve Wilcox. Top Designers Tackle Market Needs First, Heather Thompson, MD+DI (April 2012).

2012 MDEA Finalists Slideshow, Christopher Wiltz, MD+DI (April 2012). Flip through this gallery to see photos and videos of this year’s 41 MDEA-finalist products.

Four Trends from the 2012 Medical Design Excellence Awards, Jamie Hartford, MD+DI (April 2012). Many of this year's MDEA finalists fine-tuned medical device concepts to address the challenges of today’s healthcare market.

Famed Inventor Thomas Fogarty, MD Wins MDEA Lifetime Achievement Award, Brian Buntz, MD+DI (April 2012).

Exclusive One-on-One Interview: Noted Inventor Thomas Fogarty, MD Shares Insights on the Crux Inferior Cava Filter, Brian Buntz, UBM Canon's Editor-at-Large (March 2012).

An MD+DI Exclusive Interview with Medtech Pioneer Thomas Fogarty, MD, Brian Buntz, MD+DI (January 2012).

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2011 MDEA Winning Product Editorial Coverage

James Joye, DO: New Fellowship Program Will Advance Endovascular Training and Technology, Brian Buntz, UBM Canon's Editor-at-Large (March 2012). Dr. Joye is an interventional cardiologist who developed cryoplasty and the 2011 MDEA-winning MitraClip catheter-based mitral valve repair system.

The Gold Standard: 2011 Medical Design Excellence Award Winners, the editors, MPMN (June/July 2011). Flip through this photo gallery to see which 18 of this year’s 37 MDEA-winning products earned gold distinctions.

Flexible Surgical System Achieves Spinal Decompression While Preserving Tissue, Shana Leonard, MPMN (June/July 2011). 2011 MDEA Gold Winner: iO-Flex surgical system

Suture Anchor System Flings Soft-Tissue Injuries Under the JuggerKnot, Bob Michaels, MPMN (June/July 2011). 2011 MDEA Gold Winner: JuggerKnot Soft Suture Anchor

Active Chest Tube Drainage System Clears the Way for Better Patient Care, Shana Leonard, MPMN (June/July 2011). 2011 MDEA Gold Winner: PleuraFlow active tube clearance system

First 3-D Breast Tomosynthesis System Combines Technology with Comfort, Kate Dixon, MPMN (June/July 2011). 2011 MDEA Gold Winner: Selenia Dimensions tomosynthesis (3D) system

Recognized Supplier Continuum Proves Good Things Come in Threes, the editors, MPMN (June/July 2011). Continuum Advanced Systems named as supplier on three separate MDEA gold-winning Products:  the Mindray V-Series patient-monitoring system, the Compass interchangeable modular system, and the Vedera KXS vision-correction device.

BMEidea Student Designers Serious about Commercialization, Jamie Hartford, MD+DI (August 2011).

2011 MDEA Winners in the IVD Category, Christe Bruderlin-Nelson, IVD Technology (May 2011). Industry leaders share what made their IVD products winning entries in this year’s MDEA competition.
Products:
the cobas b 123 point-of-care blood gas analyzer system; the Integrated Cycler real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) thermocycler; the Leica BOND-III immunohistochemistry (IHC) and in-situ hybridization (ISH) staining system; and the MAGPIX versatile multiplexing bioassay platform.

Alfred E. Mann Wins MDEA Lifetime Achievement Award, Brian Buntz, MD+DI (May 2011). Interview with the Chairman and CEO of MannKind Corporation. Click here to watch the video of Alfred Mann's Lifetime Achievement Award acceptance speech.

Medical Device Excellence: The Divine Detail, Heather Thompson, MD+DI (April 2011). When it comes to innovation, attention to detail may be the most important part of the design.
Products: the Orascoptic Freedom cordless LED headlamp for dentists and hygienists; the Compass interchangeable modular system; the JuggerKnot Soft Suture Anchor; the SpeediCath Compact Male intermittent catheter; and the PleuraFlow active tube clearance system.

Medical Device Design at a Crossroads, Brian Buntz, MD+DI (April 2011). The 2011 MDEA contest saw a strong showing from international entrants. Manufacturers in China and India, in particular, are finding novel ways to cut costs w/o affecting quality.
Products: the Mindray V Series Patient Monitoring System; the Radiant Heat Warmer (RHW) 3000 series; the Cranial Loop nonmetallic, cranial fixation device for postcraniotomy bone flap fixation; the Avedro Vedera KXS Vision Correction Device; and the Venner A.P. Advance Video Laryngoscope.

2011 MDEA Jury Panel Knows What Makes a Knockout Device, The Editors, MD+DI (UBM Canon, April 2011).

2011 Medical Design Excellence Awards Winners, The Editors, MD+DI (UBM Canon, April 2011).

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2010 MDEA Winning Product Editorial Coverage

The MX Q&A: David Rose, Vitality, GlowCap, John Conroy, MX (UBM Canon, September 2010).

MDEA Gold and Silver Awards Handed Out at MD&M East Ceremony, The Editors, MPMN (UBM Canon, June 2010).

MDEA 2010 Gold and Silver Winners Announced, The Editors, MD+DI (UBM Canon, June 2010).

Stryker Orthopaedics among MDEA Winners, Daphne Allen, PMPN (UBM Canon, May 2010).

IVD category winners in the MDEA competition, Christe S. Bruderlin-Nelson, IVD Technology (UBM Canon, May 2010).

Debrider Has a Nose for Bacteria, Bob Michaels, MPMN (UBM Canon, May 2010).
 
Vein-Illumination Device Helps Clinicians Stick it the First Time, Shana Leonard, MPMN (UBM Canon, May 2010).

The Age-Old Stethoscope Goes High-Tech, Bob Michaels, MPMN (UBM Canon, May 2010).

Disposable, Minimally Invasive Design Opens Up Potential for Retractor System, Shana Leonard, MPMN (UBM Canon, May 2010).

2010 Medical Design Excellence Awards, The Editors, MPMN (UBM Canon, May 2010).

Winners of the 2010 Medical Design Excellence Awards Announced, The Editors, MPMN (UBM Canon, April 2010).

Survival of the Smartest, Lawrence Lloyd, MD+DI (UBM Canon, April 2010).

Jurors Turn an Experienced Eye Toward Design, The Editors, MD+DI (UBM Canon, April 2010).

MDEA 2010: Winning Products and Suppliers, The Editors, MD+DI (UBM Canon, April 2010).

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2009 MDEA Winning Product Editorial Coverage

Live from MD&M East: Medical Design Excellence Awards Gold and Silver Distinctions Announced, The Editors, MPMN (UBM Canon, June 2009).

Winning IVD products share success stories, Beth W. Orenstein, IVD Technology (UBM Canon, May 2009).

System Helps Cardiac Arrest Patients Chill Out, David Robson, MPMN (UBM Canon, May 2009).

CT Marker Device Ensures That Scans Are Done Right, Bob Michaels, MPMN (UBM Canon, May 2009).

Sleep Apnea System Helps Body Treat Self, Stephanie Steward, MPMN (UBM Canon, May 2009).

Cryotherapy System Provides Cool Treatment for GI Lesions, Shana Leonard, MPMN (UBM Canon, May 2009).

World’s Smallest Glucose Meter Keeps Up with Users, Stephanie Steward, MPMN (UBM Canon, May 2009).

Developers Take Pains to Develop Spinal Implant, Bob Michaels, MPMN (UBM Canon, May 2009).

2009 Medical Design Excellence Awards, The Editors, MPMN (UBM Canon, May 2009).

Patient Protection Earns High Marks: Safe for the Sick (and Everyone Else, too), Heather Thompson, MD+DI (UBM Canon, April 2009).

The Little Devices That Could, Lawrence Lloyd, MD+DI (UBM Canon, April 2009).

The Patient Is In: Cheap and Chic Designs, The Editors, MD+DI (UBM Canon, April 2009).

Jurors Exercise Their Collective Medical Expertise, The Editors, MD+DI (UBM Canon, April 2009).

2009 Winning Products and Suppliers, The Editors, MD+DI (UBM Canon, April 2009).

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2008 MDEA Winning Product Editorial Coverage

2008 Gold, Silver MDEA Winners Announced, The Editors, MX (UBM Canon, July/August 2008).

2008 MDEA Innovation Celebration, The Editors, MX (UBM Canon, July/August 2008).

2008 MDEA Suppliers, The Editors, MX (UBM Canon, July/August 2008).

Tube rotator wins medical design award for IVDs, Beth W. Orenstein, IVD Technology (UBM Canon, May 2008).

Dampening Technology Speeds Up Prosthetic Knee, Daniel Grace, MPMN (UBM Canon, May 2008).  

Handheld Unit Brings Ultrasound to Point-of-Care Diagnostics, Shana Leonard, MPMN (UBM Canon, May 2008).

Infant Warmers Feature Improved Usability and Safety Functions, Stephanie Steward, MPMN (UBM Canon, May 2008).

Single-Use Applicator Guards Against Surgical Infection, Daniel Grace, MPMN (UBM Canon, May 2008).

Wireless ECG Enables Economic Patient Monitoring, Stephanie Steward, MPMN (UBM Canon, May 2008).

Syringe Gives Boost to Contrast Media Injection, Shana Leonard, MPMN (UBM Canon, May 2008).

2008 Medical Design Excellence Awards, Stephanie Steward, MPMN (UBM Canon, May 2008).

Improving Medical Care, One Design at a Time, The Editors, MD+DI (UBM Canon, April 2008).

Caring for the Caregiver, Erik Swain, MD+DI (UBM Canon, April 2008).

Design Appeal: The Patient Perspective, Sherrie Conroy, MD+DI (UBM Canon, April 2008).

Whole-In-One: Devices that Do More, Heather Thompson, MD+DI (UBM Canon, April 2008).

A Jury Panel Seeking Excellence, The Editors, MD+DI (UBM Canon, April 2008).

2008 Winning Products and Suppliers, The Editors, MD+DI (UBM Canon, April 2008).

Web Exclusive! See demonstration videos of select 2008 MDEA winners, The Editors, MD+DI (UBM Canon, April 2008).

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2007 MDEA Winning Product Editorial Coverage

2007 MDEA WINNERS Industry Takes a Bow, The Editors, MX (UBM Canon, July/August 2007).

2007 MDEA Suppliers, The Editors, MX (UBM Canon, July/August 2007).

MDEA Winners Announced at MD&M East, The Editors, MX (UBM Canon, July/August 2007).

Dental Implant Package Wins Design Award, Heather Thompson, PMPN (UBM Canon, June 2007).

Prizewinning IVDs optimize patient care, Beth W. Orenstein, IVD Technology (UBM Canon, May 2007).

System Gives Hope to Patients with Precancerous Esophageal Condition, Shana Leonard, MPMN (UBM Canon, May 2007).

Blood Measurement Device Draws Praise for Ultrasound Use, Shana Leonard, MPMN (UBM Canon, May 2007).

Industrial Designer Delivers Multifaceted Care Management Device, Daniel Grace, MPMN (UBM Canon, May 2007).

Infusion System Promotes Safe Dispensing of Medication, Daniel Grace, MPMN (UBM Canon, May 2007). 

Company’s Combined Capabilities Tapped for Development of New Epidural Syringe, Daniel Grace, MPMN (UBM Canon, May 2007). 

2007 Medical Design Excellence Awards, The Editors, MPMN (UBM Canon, May 2007).

Excellence in Usability, The Editors, MD+DI (UBM Canon, April 2007).

Transforming Medical Practice, Erik Swain, MD+DI (UBM Canon, April 2007).

Design Excellence Under the Hood, Sherrie Conroy, MD+DI (UBM Canon, April 2007).

Make it Simple, Make it Right, Heather Thompson, MD+DI (UBM Canon, April 2007).

Discerning Jurors Offer Experience and Expertise, The Editors, MD+DI (UBM Canon, April 2007.

2007 Winning Products and Suppliers, The Editors, MD+DI (UBM Canon, April 2007).

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2006 MDEA Winning Product Editorial Coverage

2006 MDEA WINNERS: Faces of Excellence, The Editors, MX (UBM Canon, July/August 2006).

2006 MDEA Suppliers, The Editors, MX (UBM Canon, July/August 2006).

Temperature-Control Packaging Wraps Up Award, Daphne Allen, PMPN (UBM Canon, May 2006).

Design award winners place users first, Matt Grebow, IVD Technology (UBM Canon, May 2006).

From Drawing Board to Design Excellence: Award-Winning Devices Conquer a Variety of Challenges, Christina Elston, MPMN (UBM Canon, May 2006).

Design Excellence Comes to Small Markets, Too, Erik Swain, MD+DI (UBM Canon, April 2006).

Changing Healthcare Delivery through New Technologies, Sherrie Conroy, MD+DI (UBM Canon, April 2006).

Award-Winning Devices Get Better All the Time, Heather Thompson, MD+DI (UBM Canon, April 2006).

Tomorrow’s Design in Today’s Healthcare, The Editors, MD+DI (UBM Canon, April 2006).

MDEA Jurors Bring Insight, Expertise to Awards, The Editors, MD+DI (UBM Canon, April 2006).

2006 Winning Products and Suppliers, The Editors, MD+DI (UBM Canon, April 2006).

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2005 MDEA Winning Product Editorial Coverage

2005 Medical Design Excellence Awards, The Editors, MX (UBM Canon, July/August 2005).

Star Suppliers: 2005 MDEA-Winning Contributors, The Editors, MX (UBM Canon, July/August 2005).

MDEA at a Glance, The Editors, MX (UBM Canon, July/August 2005).

The Medical Design Excellence Awards, Christina Elston, MPMN (UBM Canon, May 2005).

Breakthroughs Come in Many Forms for 2005 Winners, The Editors, MD+DI (UBM Canon, April 2005).

Prescription for Award-Winning Design: Go to the Doctor, Sherrie Conroy, MD+DI (UBM Canon, Apr 2005).

Keeping the Patient in Mind Leads to Outstanding Design, Erik Swain, MD+DI (UBM Canon, April 2005).

One Small Step for Medical Devices, Heather Thompson, MD+DI (UBM Canon, April 2005).

Tomorrow’s Design in Today’s Healthcare, The Editors, MD+DI (UBM Canon, April 2005).

MDEA Jurors: Meet the Experts, The Editors, MD+DI (UBM Canon, April 2005).

2005 Winning Products and Suppliers, The Editors, MD+DI (UBM Canon, April 2005).

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2004 MDEA Winning Product Editorial Coverage

2004 MDEA Ceremony Brings Out the Best, The Editors, MX (UBM Canon, July/August 2004).

Star Suppliers: 2004 MDEA-Winning Contributors, The Editors, MX (UBM Canon, July/August 2004).

Gold, Silver MDEA Winners Named, The Editors, MX (UBM Canon, July/August 2004).

MDEA: Excellent Partnerships Yield Excellent Products, Christina Elston, MPMN (UBM Canon, May 2004).

Innovation and good design: A winning combination, Erik Swain, MD+DI (UBM Canon, April 2004).

Breakthrough products could put lesser-known firms on the map, Erik Swain, MD+DI (UBM Canon, April 2004).

Blending form and function: Good design starts with usability, Erik Swain, MD+DI (UBM Canon, April 2004).

Jurors bring wide range of expertise to MDEA program, The Editors, MD+DI (UBM Canon, April 2004).

From Algo to Zassi: 2004 winners shine in design, The Editors, MD+DI (UBM Canon, April 2004).

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