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2015 MDEA Timeline of Events

The Medical Design Excellence Awards program maintains a year-round schedule of activities focused on recognizing achievements in the design and development of medical products. Companies honored in connection with the MDEA competition should be prepared to take advantage of advertising and exhibiting opportunities made possible by the program. The following is a list of key deadlines and communications dates for the 2015 MDEA competition.

DATE

ACTION ITEM

2014

December 19 Early-bird deadline: A reduced entry fee of $450 is available to entrants whose entry materials and fees are received by UBM Canon on or before this date.
December 31 To be eligible for entry in the 2015 MDEA competition, all entered products must be commercially available—able to be ordered or purchased—by this date.
   

2015

January 16 Standard deadline: The standard entry fee of $650 applies to entries received by UBM Canon after the early-bird deadline, but on or before this date.
February 6 Final deadline: The late entry fee of $750 is required for entries received after the standard deadline, but on or before this date. For an entry to be considered on time for the 2015 MDEA competition, all required entry materials and entry fees must be received by UBM Canon no later than 5:00 p.m. (PST) on this date.
February 9 Description and Contact Approval Letter is e-mailed to submitters for required final confirmation of essential entry information.
February 10-12 MDEA showcase at the 2015 Medical Design & Manufacturing West event (www.MDMWest.com), in Anaheim, CA, features winning and finalists products from the 2014 MDEA competition.
February 13 Deadline for Sample Products to be submitted along with any necessary accompanying materials such as assembly, set up, or user instructions. To be considered during the MDEA judging, all recommended materials, including sample products, must be received by UBM Canon no later than 5:00 p.m. (PST) on this date.
February 13 Deadline for return of Description and Contact Approval Letter, the final opportunity to correct essential product information or nominate suppliers.
February 28-March 1 Jurors convene in Los Angeles to judge entries in the 2015 MDEA competition.
March 17 Manufacturers, Submitters, and Suppliers of MDEA-finalist products receive advance notification of their finalist status via e-mail, including Finalist Hub and Logos.
April 6 Ad closing deadline for the May issue of MD+DI (Medical Device and Diagnostic Industry) magazine, offering bonus coverage for MDEA-finalists and their suppliers. Materials due April 13th.
March–May Sample products for non-finalist and non-winning entries returned to submitters who have provided a return airbill.
May 5 MD+DI (Medical Device and Diagnostic Industry) magazine (www.mddionline.com) announces the finalists of the 2015 MDEA competition.
June 9-11 MDEA showcase at the 2015 Medical Design & Manufacturing East event (www.MDMEast.com), at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York, features finalist and winning products from the 2015 MDEA competition.

June 10
at 4:30 pm

MDEA Winners ceremony is held during a special cocktail reception, starting at 4:30 pm at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in conjunction with the MD&M East Event. At the ceremony:

  • The 2015 MDEA-winning products will be officially announced.
  • Bronze, Silver, or Gold awards will be given in each category.
  • One Gold winning product will be awarded Best-in-Show.
  • The 2015 MDEA Lifetime Achievement Award winner will be honored.
  • The NCIIA will announce the winners of the 2015 BMEidea competition.
June 11 MDEA Winners Hub and Winner logos sent to official contacts at winning manufacturer, submitter and supplier companies.
June Sample products for finalist and winning entries returned to submitters who have provided a return airbill.
November 20 2016 MDEA early-bird deadline: A reduced entry fee is available to entrants whose entry materials and fees are received by UBM Canon on or before this date.
December 18 2016 MDEA standard deadline: The standard entry fee applies to entries received by UBM Canon after the early-bird deadline, but on or before this date.
December 31 To be eligible for entry in the 2016 MDEA competition, products must be commercially available—able to be ordered or purchased—by this date.
   

2015

January 22 2016 MDEA Late deadline: The late entry fee is required for entries received after the standard deadline, but on or before this date. For an entry to be considered on time for the 2016 MDEA competition, all required materials and entry fees must be received by UBM Canon no later than 5:00 p.m. (PST) on this date.

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