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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Innovative Medical Products Showcased at MD&M East Ceremony
32 winners in twelfth annual awards competition honored

New York (June 10, 2009) – The winning products in this year’s Medical Design Excellence Awards (MDEA) competition, sponsored by Canon Communications, received their gold or silver recognition at a ceremony held today during the Medical Design & Manufacturing East (MD&M East) 2009 Conference and Exposition at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City.

MDEA is the premier awards program for the medical technology community.  It recognizes the achievements of medical device manufacturers, their suppliers, and the many people behind the scenes—engineers, scientists, designers, and clinicians—who are responsible for the groundbreaking innovations that are changing the face of healthcare.  MDEA-winning entries excel in the areas of product innovation, design and engineering achievement, end-user benefit, and cost-effectiveness in manufacturing and healthcare delivery.  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.  The 2009 jury selected 32 winners in 10 medical product categories, as follows:


2009 MDEA WINNING PRODUCTS
(alphabetical by category):

CRITICAL-CARE AND EMERGENCY MEDICINE PRODUCTS

  • Lifepak 15 monitor-defibrillator (Gold)
  • LiquiBand Optima wound-closure adhesive (Gold)
  • ThermoSuit body-cooling system (Silver)

DENTAL INSTRUMENTS, EQUIPMENT, AND SUPPLIES

  • Styla MicroLaser advanced dental laser system (Gold)

FINISHED PACKAGING

  • UniDose glucose meter check control (Gold)

GENERAL HOSPITAL DEVICES AND THERAPEUTIC PRODUCTS

  • Envision E700 wound surface (Gold)
  • Medigenic infection control keyboard (Silver)
  • Rad-87 pulse CO-oximeter (Silver)
  • S3 medical-surgical hospital bed (Silver)

IMPLANT AND TISSUE-REPLACEMENT PRODUCTS

  • InterFuse interbody fusion device (Gold)
  • iUni and iDuo (unicompartmental and bicompartmental) knee resurfacing devices (Gold)
  • Merlin.net patient care network (PCN) (Silver)

IN VITRO DIAGNOSTICS

  • Bactec FX microbial detection system (Silver)
  • Benchmark Ultra immunohistochemistry and in situ hybridization staining instrument (Silver)
  • eSensor XT-8 system for warfarin sensitivity testing (Gold)
  • INRatio2 blood coagulation monitor (Gold)
  • Spectra MRSA chromogenic plated medium (Silver)
  • TearLab osmolarity system (Silver)
  • True2go portable glucose monitor (Gold)
  • Vitros 5600 Integrated system (Gold)

OVER-THE-COUNTER AND SELF-CARE PRODUCTS

  • Bunion Aid splint (Silver)

RADIOLOGICAL AND ELECTROMECHANICAL DEVICES

  • Accu-Right CT marker device (Silver)
  • Aquilion One dynamic volume computed tomography system (Gold)
  • NeuroStar TMS Therapy system (Gold)

REHABILITATION AND ASSISTIVE-TECHNOLOGY PRODUCTS

  • Lyric hearing aid (Gold)

REHABILITATION AND ASSISTIVE-TECHNOLOGY PRODUCTS

  • NuStep T5XR recumbent cross trainer (Gold)
  • Provent professional sleep apnea therapy (Silver)
  • Whiz Freedom hygienic urine director (Silver)

SURGICAL EQUIPMENT, INSTRUMENTS, AND SUPPLIES

  • ClearCut Oval Burrs, ClearCut Round Burrs, and ClearCut SLAP Burrs (Silver)
  • Mic and Mic-Key introducer kit (Silver)
  • PolarWand endoscopic cryotherapy system (Gold)
  • Pulsar generator and PlasmaBlade disposable surgical cutting and coagulation devices (Silver)

The MDEA program is presented by Canon Communications and sponsored by Medical Device & Diagnostic Industry (MD&DI) magazine. For 2009, corporate sponsorship was provided by major industry suppliers The MedTech Group Inc. and Sebra. 

For more information about the Medical Design Excellence Awards—including additional details about the manufacturers and suppliers that created the 2009 MDEA-winning products—visit the MDEA Web site at www.MDEAwards.com or e-mail: mdea@ubm.com.

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