FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Innovative Products Win Medical Design Excellence Awards
Winners to receive gold or silver recognition in ceremony at MD&M East trade show
Los Angeles, CA (April 12, 2004) ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ In its April issue, published today, Medical
Device & Diagnostic Industry magazine (MD&DI) has announced
the winners of the seventh annual Medical Design Excellence Awards (MDEA)
competition. Sponsored by MD&DI
and organized by Canon Communications, MDEA is the premier awards program for
the medical technology community. It recognizes the many peopleÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂengineers,
scientists, designers, and cliniciansÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂwho are responsible for the
groundbreaking innovations that are changing the face of healthcare.
MDEA-winning entries excel in the areas of product innovation, design and
engineering achievement, end-user benefit, and cost-effectiveness in
manufacturing and healthcare delivery. A comprehensive review of the entries was
performed by an impartial, multidisciplinary panel of third-party jurors with
expertise in biomedical engineering, human factors, industrial design, medicine,
and diagnostics. The 2004 jury
selected 28 winners in 10 medical product categories.
2004 MDEA WINNERS (alphabetical by category):
AND EMERGENCY MEDICINE PRODUCTS
manufactured by Organ Recovery System (Des Plaines, IL). Entry submitted by IDEO
(Palo Alto, CA). The LifePort kidney transporter perfuses kidneys with cold
physiologic solution to improve organ condition during transport to transplant
recipients. Supply and design credit to IDEO.
INSTRUMENTS, EQUIPMENT, AND SUPPLIES
disposable bruxism test,
manufactured by SLP Ltd. (Tel Aviv, Israel). The BiteStrip is a disposable
electronic home test for sleep bruxism. It monitors the EMG signals of jaw
muscles during sleep, counting episodes of clenching and grinding in real time.
Results are presented on the test's built-in permanent display.
disposable air abrasion instrument,
manufactured by Groman Inc. (Margate, FL). The PrepMaster is a disposable air
abrasion instrument that enables dentists to perform all classes of cavity
preparation and therapeutic surface etching, yet has a low unit price that makes
disposability feasible. Supply and design credit to A&G Plastics Inc.
(Hialeah Gardens, FL), Global Thermoforming & Engineering (Miami), K-Tube
Corp. (Poway, CA), Lasereliance Inc. (Longwood, FL), and The R&D Group Inc.
(Coconut Creek, FL).
topical adhesive ProPen XL,
manufactured by Closure Medical Corp. (Raleigh, NC). The ProPen XL applicator
system is a disposable, sterile, single-use medical device delivery system for
Dermabond topical skin adhesive designed for precision application of liquid
adhesive technology replacing sutures and staples in surgical procedures. Supply
and design credit to GW Plastics Inc. (Bethel, VT).
GENERAL HOSPITAL DEVICES AND THERAPEUTIC PRODUCTS
3i newborn hearing screener,
manufactured by Natus Medical Inc. (San Carlos, CA). The Algo 3i newborn hearing
screener is a portable, handheld device used to screen the hearing of infants
between the ages of 34 weeks corrected gestational age and six months. Supply
and design credit to ACTiSYS (Fremont, CA), Electro Alliance Inc. (Hollister,
CA), Elpac Power Systems (Irvine, CA), GCX Corp. (Suisan City, CA), Pemstar/Pacific
Consultants Inc. (San Jose), SMAC/Bay View Funding (San Francisco), and
Worldwide Manufacturing (San Bruno, CA).
CTS cordless fetal transducer system,
manufactured by Philips Medizin Systeme GmbH (Boeblingen, Germany). The Avalon
CTS cordless fetal transducer system provides for continuous, cordless patient
monitoring in the antepartum period and during labor and delivery. Supply and
design credit to Kunststoff Christel GmbH & Co. (Bad Durrheim, Germany), and
W. L. Gore & Associates GmbH (Putzbrunn/Munchen, Germany).
patient-controlled analgesia syringe pump,
manufactured by Baxter Healthcare Corp. (Round Lake, IL). The Syndeo
patient-controlled analgesia syringe pump is designed for the safe and precise
delivery of analgesic, sedative, and anesthetic solutions in hospital or
alternative medical environments. Supply and design credit to Herbst LaZar Bell
Inc. (Chicago), and Insight Product Development (Chicago).
100 fluid removal system,
manufactured by CHF Solutions Inc. (Brooklyn Park, MN). The System 100 simply,
safely, and precisely removes up to 4 L of fluid over 8 hours from patients with
fluid overload. It consists of a microprocesser-controlled console, disposable
extracorporeal blood circuit, and venous access catheters. Supply and design
credit to B. Braun Medical (Plymouth, MN), Bunzl Extrusion Massachusetts
Inc./Pexco Medical Products (Northborough,
MA), CarTika Medical (Plymouth, MN), Colder Products Co. (St. Paul, MN), DataKey
Electronics Inc. (Minneapolis), Design
Catapult (Los Alamitos, CA), Donbar Industries (Long Valley, NJ), Dunn
Industries (Manchester, NH), EAD Motors (Dover, NH), Genesis Medical Technology, a div. of
Scientific Generics (Owings Mills, MD), Grove Engineering (Buskirk, NY), Halkey-Roberts
(St. Petersburg, FL), Harding
Energy (Norton Shores, MI), Indulgent Technologies (Stow, MA), Integrated Power
Design (Wilkes-Barre, PA), InterV/Manan Medical Products Inc. (Wheeling, IL), Introtek
(Edgewood, NY), John Smith
Medical Device Engineering (Oceanside, CA), Merit Medical Systems Inc.
(South Jordan, UT), Method Associates Inc. (Keyport, NJ), Minnetech
(Minneapolis), MJL Engineering &
Manufacturing Inc. (Escondido, CA), Pelham Plastics (Pelham, NH), Quality
Mold and Design (Londonderry, NH), Smtek
International Inc. (Marlborough, MA), Sonny Behan Consulting (Duluth,
GA), Spectrum Laboratories Inc. (Rancho Dominguez, CA), TriVirix International
Inc. (Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom), Venetec International Inc.
(San Diego), and YY Design (New York
bowel management system,
manufactured by Zassi Medical Evolutions Inc. (St. Louis). The Zassi bowel
management system is a catheter and collection bag system designed to safely and
reliably divert and contain potentially harmful fecal waste produced by
bedridden or immobilized patients. Supply and design credit to Command Medical
Products (Ormond Beach, FL), Cycles Inc. (Sterling, MA), Jamak Fabrication Inc.
(Weatherford, TX), Parylene Coating Services (Katy, TX), Yeungnam University
Medical Center (Daegu, South Korea), and Yushin Medical Co., Ltd. (Bucheon City,
AND TISSUE-REPLACEMENT PRODUCTS
manufactured by Advanced Bionics Corp. (Valencia, CA). The bion microstimulator
is a miniature, self-contained, rechargeable implantable neurostimulator
intended to treat a wide variety of diseases through direct electrical
stimulation of peripheral nerves and muscles. Supply and design credit to Al
Mann Institute for Biomedical Engineering, USC (Los Angeles), Alfred Mann
Foundation (Valencia, CA), and Quallion (Sylmar, CA).
IN VITRO DIAGNOSTICS
manufactured by Immunicon Corp. (Huntingdon Valley, PA). The CellTracks AutoPrep
system is used with immunomagnetic reagents that capture target cells, and
labeling reagents that differentiate them. The first application is based on
isolation and characterization of rare circulating tumor cells. Supply and
design credit to Astro Instrumentation LLC (Strongsville, OH), and HS Design
Inc. (Gladstone, NJ).
Link blood glucose meter, developed
jointly by BD Medical, Diabetes Care (Franklin Lakes, NJ), Medtronic MiniMed
(Northridge, CA), and Nova Biomedical (Waltham, MA), and manufactured for BD
Medical, Diabetes Care and Medtronic MiniMed by Nova Biomedical. The Paradigm
Link blood glucose meter is the world's first untethered wireless glucose meter
that provides bidirectional communication between a glucose meter and insulin
pump. Supply and design credit to Herbst LaZar Bell Inc. (Chicago), Medtronic
MiniMed, and Nova Biomedical.
manufactured by Cytyc Corp. (Boxborough, MA). Entry submitted by Battelle
Healthcare Products (Columbus, OH). The ThinPrep imaging system is a fully
integrated, interactive computer system that assists cytotechnologists and
cytopathologists in the primary screening and diagnosis of ThinPrep Pap test
slides. Supply and design credit to Battelle Healthcare Products.
automated microbial detection system,
manufactured by Trek Diagnostic Systems Inc. (Cleveland). Entry submitted by
Plexus Technology Group (Neenah, WI). The VersaTrek automated microbial
detection system is a clinical laboratory instrument that combines blood
culture, sterile body fluid culturing, mycobacterial detection, and
mycobacterium tuberculosis susceptibility testing in a single platform. Supply
and design credit to Mayville Engineering Co. (Mayville, WI), and Plexus
AND SELF-CARE PRODUCTS
weight loss system,
developed and manufactured by BodyMedia Inc. (Pittsburgh) and marketed by Roche
Diagnostics Corp. (Indianapolis). HealthWear is a weight loss system consisting
of a small wearable monitor, Internet application, and advanced algorithms for a
personalized self-care calorie balance system. Supply and design credit to K
Development Inc. (Erie, PA), Millennia Technologies Inc. (Cheswick, PA), Nypro
ADC (Elmhurst, IL), and Theron Inc. (Carmel, IN).
manufactured by Kaz Inc. (New York City). Entry submitted by Smart Design (New
York City). The Vicks underarm thermometer accurately and comfortably takes the
axillary temperature of children aged 2 to 7 years. It is especially suited for
children too old for rectal measurements, yet too young to hold an oral
thermometer. Supply and design credit to Smart Design.
AND ELECTROMECHANICAL DEVICES
CryoAblation Catheter and CryoConsole,
manufactured by CryoCath Technologies Inc. (Montreal, QC, Canada). Entry
submitted by Morelli Designers (Montreal, QC, Canada). The Cardiac CryoAblation
Catheter and CryoConsole system achieves cryotherapeutic temperatures as low as
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solution for treating cardiac arrythmias. Supply and design credit to Morelli
ExprÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ©s advanced contrast media delivery system,
manufactured by Swiss Medical Care, SA (Lausanne, Switzerland). The CT ExprÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ©s
is an advanced contrast media delivery system for computed tomography, providing
multidosing and programmable saline flush for applications in both the public
and private imaging markets. Supply and design credit to Debiotech, SA (Lausanne,
Switzerland), LRE Technology Partner GmbH (Nordlingen, Germany), and Medisize (Letterkenny,
County Donegal, Ireland).
manufactured by Guidant Corp. (Indianapolis). Entry submitted by Worrell Inc.
(Eden Prairie, MN). The Partner Rhythm Assistant is a handheld device for
patient control of atrial defibrillation therapy used in conjunction with
Guidant's Vitality AVT implanted defibrillator. Supply and design credit to
fecal incontinence treatment system,
manufactured by Curon Medical Inc. (Fremont, CA). The Secca fecal incontinence
treatment system comprises a radiofrequency generating control module and a
disposable handpiece for delivering therapy. It is used to perform a minimally
invasive outpatient procedure to decrease fecal incontinence. Supply and design
credit to Ambrit Engineering Inc. (Santa Ana, CA), D & N Precision Inc. (San
Jose), Innerstep (Fremont, CA), MOS Plastics (San Jose), and Watson-Marlow Pumps
AND ASSISTIVE-TECHNOLOGY PRODUCTS
Mentor rehabilitation system,
manufactured by Kinetic Muscles Inc. (Tempe, AZ). The Hand Mentor aids in the
restoration of hand function of people who have experienced a stroke or other
neurological injury. Supply and design credit to Arizona State University
T-Ring CAD tool,
manufactured by Ohio Willow Wood (Mount Sterling, OH). The Omega T-Ring is a CAD
tool meant for use by a prosthetic or orthotic practitioner in the fabrication
of custom-fitted lower-limb prosthetic sockets, replacing the use of plaster for
capturing the shape of a patient's residual limb.
Series TDX5 power wheelchair,
manufactured by Invacare Inc. (Elyria, OH). The TDX5 is a configurable power
wheelchair that provides independent mobility for pediatric to geriatric
individuals with disabilities.The chair includes five technologies: center-wheel
drive, SureStep, stability lock, TrueTrack, and MK5 electronics.
EQUIPMENT, INSTRUMENTS, AND SUPPLIES
manufactured by Gyrus ENT LLC (Bartlett, TN). Entry submitted by IDEO (Palo
Alto, CA). Diego is a powered tissue dissector for ear, nose, and throat surgery
with the patient under general anesthetic. It incorporates an electrically
powered handpiece and single-use, disposable cutting blades and burrs. Supply
and design credit to IDEO.
manufactured by NDO Surgical (Mansfield, MA). Entry submitted by Item New
Product Development (Providence, RI). The Endoscopic Full-Thickness Plicator is
designed to grasp, retract, fold, and fixate tissue near a weakened lower
esophageal sphincter as a treatment for gastroesophageal reflux disease. Supply
and design credit to BarenBoym Co. (Framingham, MA), DaTuM 3D (Watertown, MA),
Item New Product Development, and Optimum Technologies (Southbridge, MA).
Optima laser system,
manufactured by Ethicon Endo-Surgery Inc. (Cincinnati). The Indigo Optima laser
system consists of a diode laser and unique diffusing fiber optics to provide
office-based, minimally invasive treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia using
a thermotherapy process known as interstitial laser coagulation. Supply and
design credit to Elcan Optical Technologies, a Raytheon Co. (Midland, ON,
Canada), and Plexus Corp. (Neenah, WI).
Winning products will receive gold or silver recognition at a ceremony held June 16th during the Medical Design & manufacturing East 2004 Conference and Exposition at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City.
The MDEA program is presented by Canon Communications LLC and sponsored by Avail, DuPont Medical Packaging, The MedTech Group Inc., NuSil, and Putnam Plastics Corp. Full access to the coverage of the awards in the April issue of MD&DI is available on-line at www.devicelink.com/mddi. For more information about the Medical Design Excellence AwardsÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂincluding additional details about the manufacturers and suppliers that created the 2004 MDEA-winning productsÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂvisit the MDEA Web site at www.MDEAwards.com or e-mail: email@example.com.