AccuVein Awarded Top Prize in Prestigious Medical Product Design Competition
Portable, Non-Contact Vein Finder wins Gold Award for Design Excellence
New York, NY (June 10, 2010) – AccuVein LLC has been named a “gold winner” for the outstanding product design of its AV300 vein-illumination device at the annual Medical Design Excellence Awards (MDEA) presentation ceremony held at the Medical Design & Manufacturing East Conference at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City.
Gold is the highest award from MDEA, the only awards programs focused exclusively on recognizing breakthrough design work for medical products. A comprehensive review was performed by an impartial, multidisciplinary panel of third-party jurors with expertise in biomedical engineering, human factors, industrial design, medicine, and diagnostics.
The AccuVein AV300 helps healthcare professionals locate veins for blood draw, IV infusion and blood donation by projecting a pattern of light on patient’s skin that reveals the position of underlying veins. This 10-ounce, hand-held device is available with a range of hands-free options so that it can quickly free the practitioner’s hands to perform the venipuncture.
“Hospitals are adopting vein visualization as the standard-of-care for venipuncture as a tool to reduce error, reduce cost and increase patient satisfaction.” said AccuVein marketing vice president Vinny Luciano. “Winning this top prize validates their selection of the AV300 as the vein visualization tool of choice.”
AccuVein LLC is a supplier of innovative, cutting-edge medical devices. The AV300 is a breakthrough product, allowing health care providers to see a map of the position of peripheral veins on the skin’s surface with the goal of helping to improve venipuncture procedures. Built using AccuVein’s expertise in medical device miniaturization and user-intuitive design, the AV300 is the world’s first portable, non-contact vein illumination solution. AccuVein has filed applications for more than a dozen patents on the AV300’s technology.
For more information on AccuVein’s AV300, please visit www.accuvein.com