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TRICOR Systems Inc
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

TRICOR Systems Inc. Designer of the STA System Wins 2008 Medical Design Excellence Award

TRICOR Systems Inc. (Elgin, IL) today announced Medical Device & Diagnostic Industry (MD&DI) magazine has selected the Single Tooth Anesthesia (STA) delivery system as a winner of the 2008 Medical Design Excellence Award (MDEA) in the "dental instruments, equipment and supplies" product category. Of the 33 products to receive an MDEA this year, TRICOR’s design of the STA system was one of only two winning products that serve dental practitioners.

Sponsored by MD&DI, the MDEA competition is the premier awards program for the medical technology community. It is the only award program that exclusively recognizes contributions and advances in the design of medical products. MDEA-winning entries excel in the areas of product innovation, design and engineering. To select the 2008 winners, a comprehensive review of the entries was performed by an impartial, multidisciplinary panel of third party jurors with expertise in biomedical engineering, human factors, medicine and diagnostics. Entries were evaluated on the basis of their design and engineering features, including innovative use of material, user-related functions that improve health care delivery, features that provide enhanced benefits to the patient, and the ability of the product development team to overcome design and engineering challenges so that the product meets its clinical objectives. The 2008 jury selected 33 winners in 10 medical product categories.

Single Tooth Anesthesia (STA) delivery system is the first imbedded computer-controlled local anesthetic system where just one injection at a single tooth is all that is needed. No longer will a dental patient have to endure a half numb-mouth.

"Everyone at TRICOR Systems is honored to be selected to receive the Medical Design Excellence Awards. It not only validates our team’s hard work in conceptualizing, designing and manufacturing an innovative and industry changing product, but shows that TRICOR Systems will continue to have an impact in the development of new medical devices for a long time to come" said Thomas Allen, Sales and Marketing Manager of TRICOR Systems.

Founded in 1976, TRICOR Systems Inc. has been focusing on helping medical start-up companies bring their ideas to market for the past 12 years. TRICOR’s in-house engineering and manufacturing allows them to provide a turnkey solution for companies looking for an electro / mechanical contract equipment manufacturer.

The award ceremony will be held June 4, during the Medical Design and Medical Manufacturing East 2008 Conference and Exposition at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City.

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