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Esterline Corporation

600 West Wilbur Avenue
Coeur d’Alene, ID 83815

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Medigenic® Medical Keyboard Wins Medical Design Excellence Award

Coeur d’Alene, ID, April 6, 2009, ---Esterline Advanced Input Systems today announced that the Medigenic Medical Keyboard has received a 2009 Medical Design Excellence Award. 

Developed by Advanced Input Systems, the Medigenic keyboard features a flat design that can be quickly cleaned in place with hospital-grade disinfectants.  Users can touch-type with excellent tactile key response to swiftly document care.  The Medigenic also features an alert system that reminds users to clean the keyboard at regular intervals and provides backlit keys for use in low-light areas. 

The Medical Design Excellence Awards competition is organized and presented by Canon Communications LLC (Los Angeles) and is the only awards program that exclusively recognizes contributions and advanced in the design of medical products.  Entries are evaluated on the bases of their design and engineering features, including innovated use of materials, user-related functions that improve delivery and change traditional medical attitudes or practices, features that provide enhanced benefits to patient, and the ability of the product development team to overcome design and engineering challenges so that the product meets it clinical objectives.

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.

“Recognizing Medigenic for a Medical Design Excellence award is further validation for a product that was designed to help reduce the significant cost, suffering and death associated with hospital acquired infections.  We are proud of the work we did in the development and proud to have received award recognition.”  Randy Noland, Director of Sales and Marketing

The 2009 Medical Design Excellence Award winners will be honored at a ceremony during the Medical Design & Manufacturing (MD&M) East Conference and Exposition, June 9-11, 2009 at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.  Gold and silver award recipients will be announced at this time. 

Advanced Input Systems (, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Esterline Technologies Corporation, manufactures standard and custom control panels and input systems.  Notable customers include virtually all major medical capital equipment providers.  Esterline ( is a leading specialty manufacturer of highly engineered products for aerospace, defense and medical markets. 

Contact:     Randy Noland
                  Advanced Input Systems




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