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MDEA in the Press

Press Releases about MDEA finalist and winning products, as well as MDEA Lifetime Achievement Award winners. Keep checking back as this section is periodically being updated

  • Click here to read MDEA related Editorial Coverage in UBM Canon MedTech Group's publications: MD+DI, MPMN, IVD Technology, PMPN, MX, and EMDT magazines.
  • Click here to watch Video Coverage of MDEA finalist and winning products, as well as the MDEA Lifetime Achievement Award.

Skip to past winning product press releases for UBM, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, and 2007.


UBM Canon's Press Releases

Los Angeles, CA (June 15, 2012) – Dean Kamen presented Dr. Thomas Fogarty with the 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award

Philadelphia, PA (May 24, 2012) – 2012 MDEA Winners and Suppliers Announced

Los Angeles, CA (April 11, 2012) – Dean Kamen Announced as of the Presenter of 2012 MDEA Lifetime Achievement Award

Los Angeles, CA (April 2, 2012) – MD+DI Announces the 2012 MDEA Finalists and their Suppliers

Los Angeles, CA (March 29, 2012) – Dr. Thomas Fogarty Announced as 2012 MDEA Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient

New York, NY (June 8, 2011) – 2011 MDEA Winning Products Receive Gold or Silver Recognition

Los Angeles, CA (April 29, 2011) – Alfred E. Mann, Chairman and CEO of MannKind Corp., Announced as 2011 MDEA Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient
Click here to watch the video of Alfred Mann's Lifetime Achievement Award acceptance speech.

Los Angeles, CA (April 5, 2011) – MD+DI Announces 37 Innovative Products as Winners in the 2011 MDEA Competition

New York, NY (June 9, 2010) – 2010 MDEA Winning Products Receive Gold or Silver Recognition

Los Angeles, CA (April 8, 2010) – MD+DI Announces 39 Innovative Products as Winners in the 2010 MDEA Competition

New York, NY (June 10, 2009) – 2009 MDEA Winning Products Receive Gold or Silver Recognition

Los Angeles, CA (April 6, 2009) – MD+DI Announces 32 Innovative Products as Winners in the 2009 MDEA Competition

New York, NY (June 4, 2008) – 2008 MDEA Winning Products Receive Gold or Silver Recognition

Los Angeles, CA (April 7, 2008) – MD+DI Announces 33 Innovative Products as Winners in the 2008 MDEA Competition

New York, NY (June 14, 2007) – 2007 MDEA Winning Products Receive Gold or Silver Recognition

Los Angeles, CA (April 9, 2007) – MD+DI Announces 37 Innovative Products as Winners in the 2007 MDEA Competition

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2012 MDEA Finalist and Winning Product Press Releases

Keep checking back for updates as this section will be periodically updated with new press releases.
To request a sample press release or to submit your final press release to be posted here, please email james.costigan@ubm.com.

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2011 MDEA Winning Product Press Releases

Barcelon, Spain (August 8, 2011) – Cranial LOOP wins Gold Medical Design Excellence Award

Christchurch, New Zealand (July 28, 2011) – Encircle® Compression Therapy Wins Silver Medical Design Excellence Award

Irvine, CA (July 13, 2011) – EDWARDS LIFESCIENCES’ ADVANCED EV1000 CRITICAL CARE PLATFORM Wins Gold Medical Design Excellence Award

Versailles, OH (July 1, 2011) – Midmark 625 Barrier-FreeŽ Examination Table Wins GOLD Medical Design Excellence Award

Santa Barbara, CA (June 17, 2011) – Inogen One Wins GOLD Medical Design Excellence Award

Bedford, MA (June, 16, 2011) – Hologic's Selenia Dimensions Breast Tomosynthesis System Wins GOLD Award in the 2011 Medical Design Excellence Competition

Mahwah, NJ (June 14, 2011) – Mindray Medical Receives a GOLD 2011 Medical Device Excellence Award for its V Series Patient Monitoring System

Sheffield, United Kingdom (June 10, 2011) – DRFP (smartseal) takes top GOLD honour with its ProPoint at the 2011 Medical Design Excellence Awards

Irvine, CA (June 9, 2011) – Masimo Pronto-7 Wins GOLD in the 2011 Medical Design Excellence Award Competition

Zeeland, MI (June 9, 2011) – Herman Miller's Compass Strikes Gold (Again)

Caesarea, Israel (June 9, 2011) – Allium Medical Solutions' TPS (Triangular Prostatic Stent) Wins Silver Medical Design Excellence Award

Datchet, Berkshire, United Kingdom (June 9, 2011) – IDC’s Outstanding Design for "Venner Laryngoscope" Earns Medical Design Excellence Award

Mumbai, India (June 8, 2011) – Radiant Heat Warmer RHW 3000 series Wins Gold Medical Design Excellence Award

San Jose, CA (June 8, 2011) – iO-Flex System Awarded Gold Medical Design Excellence Award

Humlebaek, Denmark (June 8, 2011) – Danish company Coloplast wins two awards in the 2011 MDEAs for their new catheter for men, SpeediCath® Compact Male, and the urine collection bag Conveen® Active

Mt. Maunganui, Tauranga, New Zealand (June 8, 2011) – Blythe Rees-Jones Blog - The Mann; A Living Legend.  Alfred Mann is one of the great medical device developers of our time. I had the privilege to attend the Medical Design Excellence Awards in New York...Read more

Mt. Maunganui, Tauranga, New Zealand (June 8, 2011) – Blythe Rees-Jones Blog - Encircled in Silver - Medical Design Excellence in New Zealand.  Today was awards day. The Medical Design Excellence awards recognize the achievements of...Read more

Morrisville NC (May 31, 2011) – TEARSCIENCE’S LIPIVIEW® MEDICAL DEVICE WINS MEDICAL DESIGN EXCELLENCE AWARD

Warsaw, IN (May 4, 2011) – BIOMET SPORTS MEDICINE’S JUGGERKNOT SOFT ANCHOR RECEIVES GOLD 2011 MEDICAL DESIGN EXCELLENCE AWARD

Guilford, CT (May 1, 2011) – Defibtech Lifeline View AED Wins Medical Design Excellence Award

Melbourne, Australia (April 19, 2011) – Leica BOND-III Tissue Staining Instrument Wins 2011 Silver Medical Design Excellence Award

Memphis, TN (April 14, 2011) – VEINVIEWER VASCULAR IMAGING DEVICE CREDITED WITH RENOWNED MEDICAL DESIGN AWARD

Zeeland, MI (April 11, 2011) – Herman Miller Inc. Receives Ongoing Industry Recognition for its Compass™ System

Tucson, AZ (April 11, 2011) – Xeridiem Medical Devices PleuraFlow receives Gold in MD+DI’s 2011 Medical Design Excellence Awards

Mt. Maunganui, Tauranga, New Zealand (April 11, 2011) – Encircle® Compression Therapy announced as a Winner in the 2011 Medical Design Excellence Awards

Austin, TX (April 8, 2011) – Stryker Instruments and M3 Design Receive 2011 Medical Design Excellence Award for "The Mill"

San Jose, CA (April 8, 2011) – iO-Flex System Awarded Medical Design Excellence Award

Thornton-Cleveleys, United Kingdom (April 8, 2011)) – Invibio® Biomaterial Solutions honored by Medical Design Excellence Awards as a Supplier to a 2011 Award Winner, the Cranial LOOP

Great Neck, NY (April 6, 2011) – Integrated Design Systems Inc. (IDS) honored as a Supplier to a 2011 MDEA winning product, the VeinViewer Vision

Mentor, OH (April 6, 2011) – US Endoscopy's Talon™ grasping device named a Winner in the 2011 Medical Design Excellence Awards

Middleton, WI (April 6, 2011) – Orascoptic’s Freedom LED Headlight Wins Prestigious Medical Design Award

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2010 MDEA Winning Product Press Releases

Monroeville, PA (June 23, 2010) – Philips Receives Gold Design Award for Alice PDx home sleep testing system

Atlanta, GA (June 14, 2010) – MedShape Solutions, Inc. Receives Industry Honors and Awards for their MORPHIX™ Suture Anchor

Lund, Sweden (June 11, 2010) – LUCAS™2 Chest Compression System received Silver Award in New York

Oklahoma City, OK (June 11, 2010) – Orthocare Innovations Compas Recognized at Medical Design Excellence Awards

New York, NY (June 10, 2010) – AccuVein Awarded Top Prize in Prestigious Medical Product Design Competition

Vancouver, BC, Canada (June 10, 2010) – Angiotech Pharmaceuticals Announces Acceptance of 2010 Medical Design Excellence Award for Quill™ SRS

Minneapolis, MN (June 10, 2010) – Nonin Medical Recognized as a Supplier to the Award-Winning Philips Respironics Alice© PDx™ System

Melbourne, Australia (June 10, 2010) – PREVI Isola Wins Prestigious 2010 Gold Medical Design Excellence Award (MDEA) - developed and manufactured by Invetech

Skillman, NJ (June 10, 2010) – Vitala™ Continence Control Device Receives Gold Award for Medical Design Excellence

Stamford, CT (June 10, 2010) – Zargis Medical Receives Top Honors at Medical Design Excellence Awards

Hollis, NH (June 9, 2010) – New England-Based Farm Design, Inc. Wins Gold Medical Design Excellence Award for Their Contribution in the Development of MAKO Surgical’s RIO® Robotic Arm Interactive Orthopedic System

New York, NY (June 9, 2010) – Smart Design announces 2010 Medical Design Excellence Award win for Cimzia Packaging project

St. Paul, MN, and Stamford, CT (April 20, 2010) – 3M™ Littmann® Model 3200/Zargis Cardioscan™ Honored for Stethoscope/Software Design Innovation

Brønshøj, Denmark (April 19, 2010) – ABL90 FLEX Receives Prestigious Medical Design Excellence Award

Orangeburg, SC (April 13, 2010) – Zeus Honored as a Supplier to Medical Design Excellence Award (MDEA) winning SAVI® breast brachytherapy applicator

Raritan, NJ (April 12, 2010) – Oralflo Pill Swallowing Cup Wins Medical Design Excellence Award, Helps Autism Spectrum Kids and Dysphagia Sufferers Take Medications with No Problem

Houston, TX (April 9, 2010) – Globe Medical Tech’s FreeVac Auto Retractable Safety Syringe Wins 2010 Medical Device Excellence Award

Thousand Oaks, CA (April 9, 2010) – HAMILTON-C2 ICU Ventilator wins Medical Design Excellence Award

South Australia, Australia (April 9, 2010) – LBT Innovations Wins Prestigious International Medical Award

Lund, Sweden (April 9, 2010) – LUCAS™2 Wins the US Medical Design Excellence Award

Hollis, NH (April 9, 2010) – Rio™ Robotic Arm Interactive Orthopedic System Wins Medical Design Excellence Award Farm Design, Inc cited for its role as a supplier

Fremont, CA (April 8, 2010) – AlterG Anti–Gravity Treadmill Wins Medical Design Excellence Award

Marcy l’Etoile, France (April 8, 2010) – bioMérieux’s PREVI™ Isola Wins the 2010 Medical Design Excellence Award

Ottawa, ON, Canada (April 8, 2010) – DNA Genotek’s Oragene®•DNA Product Wins Prestigious Medical Design Excellence Award

Minneapolis, MN (April 8, 2010) – FinESS™ Sinus Treatment Wins Medical Design Excellence Award

Miami, FL (April 8, 2010) – Innovia's Orbital Tissue Expander has Won a 2010 Medical Design Excellence Awards

Leesburg, VA (April 8, 2010) – K2M Wins Medical Design Excellence Award for SERENGETI Minimally Invasive Retractor System

Aliso Viejo, CA (April 8, 2010) – SAVI® breast brachytherapy applicator Wins Award for Medical Design Excellence

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2009 MDEA Winning Product Press Releases

Batesville, IN (June 11, 2009) – Hill-Rom Innovative Envision® E700 Wound Surface Receives Gold Medical Device Excellence Award

Strongville, OH (June 1, 2009) – Sparton Corporation's Medical Subsidiary Recognized as Supplier Partner for Award-Winning NeuroStar® TMS Therapy System

Pasadena, CA (May 14, 2009) – Osmetech’s eSensor XT-8 platform wins Medical Design Excellence Award

Waltham, MA (April 24, 2009) – Remel Spectra MRSA Wins Medical Design Excellence Award

Malvern, PA (April 20, 2009) – NeuroStar TMS Therapy Recipient of Medical Design Excellence Award

San Francisco, CA (April 20, 2009) – LUNAR Leads Groundbreaking Design of PROVENT Therapy for Treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Charlotte, NC (April 11, 2009) – Polar Wand, Designed by BOLT Group, Wins Medical Design Excellence Award

London, United Kingdom (April 11, 2009) – Medlogic's LiquiBand Optima Skin Adhesive Wins Medical Design Excellence Award

Philadelphia, PA (April 11, 2009) BD BACTEC FX Wins Medical Design Excellence Award

Providence, RI (April 10, 2009) – Ximedica Recognized with 2009 Medical Design Excellence Award

San Diego, CA (April 8, 2009) – TearLab Osmolarity System Wins Medical Design Excellence Awards

Pleasant Hill, CA (April 7, 2009) – Zap Laser’s Styla MicroLaser Wins 2009 Medical Design Excellence Award

St. Paul, MN (April 7, 2009) – St. Jude Medical’s Merlin.net Patient Care Network Wins Medical Design Excellence Award

Ann Arbor, MI (April 6, 2009) – NuStep T5XR Recumbent Cross Trainer Wins 2009 Medical Design Excellence Award

Burlington, MA (April 6, 2009) – iUni and iDuo knee-resurfacing implants from ConforMIS Win Medical Design Excellence Award

Coeur d’Alene, ID (April 6, 2009) – Medigenic Medical Keyboard Wins Medical Design Excellence Award

Devens, MA (April 6, 2009) – Bionostics's UniDose Wins 2009 Medical Design Excellence Award

Minneapolis, MN (April 6, 2009) – Vertebral Technologies Receives Award for InterFuse Interbody Fusion System

Roswell, GA (April 6, 2009) – Kimberly-Clark Health Care MIC, MIC-KEY Introducer Kit wins Medical Design Excellence Awards

Tustin, CA (April 6, 2009) – Toshiba’s Aquilion ONE honored with Medical Design Excellence Award

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2008 MDEA Winning Product Press Releases

Cupertino, CA (June 23,2008) – Globe Medical Tech Wins 2008 MDEA Award for POWR Syringe

Elgin, IL (June 21, 2008) – TRICOR Systems Inc. Designer of the STA System Wins 2008 Medical Design Excellence Award

Malvern, Pa., June 20, 2008 – ACUSON P10 Honored with MDEA Gold Award

Laurel, MD (June 13, 2008) – GE Healthcare "Panda" And "Giraffe" Infant Warmers Win Medical Design Excellence Award

Cupertino, CA (June 11, 2008) – Novare Surgical Wins Medical Design Excellence Award

Batesville, IN (June 5, 2008) – Hill-Rom Innovative Totalcare® Bariatric Plus Therapy System Receives Gold Medical Device Excellence Award

Warrendale, PA (May 22, 2008) – MEDRAD® XDSTM Extravasation Detector Wins Medical Design Excellence Award

Brookfield, WI (April 7, 2008) – Honeywell HomMed Wins 2008 Medical Design Excellence AwardGenesis DM Wins 2008 Medical Design Excellence Award for Genesis DM Remote Care Device

Tempe, AZ (April 7, 2008) – Kinetic Muscles Inc. Wins Medical Design Excellence Award for the Hand Mentor Pro

Denmark (April 7, 2008) – Novo Nordisk wins design award for NovoFine Autocover

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2007 MDEA Winning Product Press Releases

Bethlehem, PA (April 9, 2007) – B. Braun Compounding System that Improves Patient Safety, Product Delivery Honored with Prestigious National Design Award

Union City, CA (April 9, 2007) – Abaxis Receives 2007 Medical Design Excellence Award for Piccolo xpress

Minneapolis, MN (April 12, 2007) – Medtronic Wins Medical Design Excellence Awards for Products Related to Activa® Deep Brain Stimulation Therapy and Ear, Nose and Throat Surgery

San Jose, CA (April 10, 2007) – Natus Medical Receives Medical Design Excellence Award for the Olympic Cool-Cap

Langhorne, PA (April 10, 2007) – Definitive Design Wins 2007 Medical Design Excellence Award

Madison, WI (April 9, 2007) – Hospira Symbiq™ Wins Medical Design Excellence Award

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