The winners of the twelfth-annual Medical Design Excellence Awards (MDEA) competition have been announced; however, their gold or silver designations remain secret until the awards presentation ceremony at MD&M East in June. To give you a glimpse of the winning products, which are divided into 10 medical product categories, MPMN has provided capsule descriptions of all 32 winners below. Clicking on the thumbnail photo of the product will take you directly to the product's description.
Sponsored by Medical Device & Diagnostic Industry magazine and organized by Canon Communications LLC, publisher of MPMN, MDEA is the premier awards program for the medical technology community. It recognizes innovations that are changing how patients receive and use healthcare products and how manufacturers make them. This year's winners reflect efforts to improve remote-monitoring technologies and increase patient safety through ease-of-use, antimicrobial coatings, and other features. The MDEA presentation ceremony will be held on June 10 at MD&M East at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City.
Stay tuned to MPMN's Web site over the next few weeks as we continue to add to our coverage of the winners. Check out the May print issue of MPMN, which features our annual coverage of select MDEA winners, including case studies that contain interviews with the supplier companies and OEMs.
NEW: Watch coverage of the 2009 Medical Design Excellence Awards ceremony as well as the BMEidea competition, which recognizes university student biomedical innovations. A few of this year’s MDEA gold-distinction winners describe the challenges they overcame during development of their products.
Critical-Care and Emergency Medicine Products
|Lifepak 15 monitor-defibrillator||LiquiBand Optima wound-closure adhesive||ThermoSuit body-cooling system|
Dental Instruments, Equipment, and Supplies
|Styla MicroLaser advanced dental laser system|
|UniDose glucose meter check control|
General Hospital Devices and Therapeutic Products
|Envision E700 wound surface||Medigenic infection control keyboard|
|Rad-87 pulse CO-oximeter||S3 medical-surgical hospital bed|
Implant and Tissue-Replacement Products
|InterFuse interbody fusion device||iUni and iDuo (unicompartmental and bicompartmental) knee-resurfacing devices||Merlin.net patient-care network (PCN)|
In Vitro Diagnostics
Over-the-Counter and Self-Care Products
|Bunion Aid splint|
Radiological and Electromechanical Devices
|Accu-Right CT marker device||Aquilion One dynamic volume computed tomography system||NeuroStar TMS therapy system|
Rehabilitation and Assistive-Technology Products
|Lyric hearing aid||NuStep T5XR recumbent cross trainer|
|Provent professional sleep apnea therapy||Whiz Freedom hygienic urine director|
Surgical Equipment, Instruments, and Supplies
|ClearCut Oval Burrs, ClearCut Round Burrs, and ClearCut SLAP Burrs||Mic and Mic-Key introducer kit|
|Polar Wand endoscopic cryotherapy system||Pulsar generator and PlasmaBlade disposable surgical cutting and coagulation devices|