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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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

New York (June 9, 2010) – The winning products in this year’s Medical Design Excellence Awards (MDEA) competition, presented by Canon Communications, received their gold or silver recognition at a ceremony held today during the Medical Design & Manufacturing East (MD&M East) 2010 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 2010 jury selected 39 winners in 10 medical product categories, as follows:

2010 MDEA WINNING PRODUCTS (alphabetical by category):

CRITICAL-CARE AND EMERGENCY MEDICINE PRODUCTS

  • AccuVein AV300 portable, non-contact vein illumination device (Gold)
  • Portex UniPerc percutaneous tracheostomy kits (Gold)
  • Hamilton C2 ICU ventilator (Silver)
  • LUCAS 2 chest compression system (Silver)

DENTAL INSTRUMENTS, EQUIPMENT, AND SUPPLIES

  • PaX-Reve3D panoramic, cephalometric, and computerized tomography system (Gold)
  • Vibringe sonic irrigation system (Gold)

FINISHED PACKAGING

  • Cimzia Packaging (Gold)
  • Orthopaedic Implant Skinpack Package for Femoral Hips (Silver)

GENERAL HOSPITAL DEVICES AND THERAPEUTIC PRODUCTS

  • Alice PDx recording device (Gold)
  • HyGreen intelligent hand hygiene system (Gold)
  • Littmann electronic stethoscope Model 3200 with Zargis Cardioscan heart sound analysis software (Gold)
  • DivibaX mixing transfer device (Silver)
  • FreeVac needlestick prevention syringe (Silver)
  • Zio Patch continuous cardiac ECG (electrocardiogram) data recorder (Silver)

IMPLANT AND TISSUE-REPLACEMENT PRODUCTS

  • Morphix suture anchor (Gold)
  • AngelMed Guardian implantable cardiac monitoring and alerting system (Silver)
  • Orbital tissue expander (OTE) (Silver)

IN VITRO DIAGNOSTICS

  • PREVI Isola high-throughput specimen and agar plate management system (Gold)
  • ABL90 FLEX blood analyzer (Silver)
  • Contour USB blood glucose monitor (Silver)
  • Oragene•DNA self collection kit (OG-500) (Silver)

OVER-THE-COUNTER AND SELF-CARE PRODUCTS

  • Vitala Continence Control Device (CCD) (Gold)
  • GlowCap internet-connected pill bottle cap (Silver)
  • Oralflo pill swallowing cup (Silver)

RADIOLOGICAL AND ELECTROMECHANICAL DEVICES

  • DynaTRIM trans-rectal interventional MRI with DynaCAD digital imaging workstation for prostate (Gold)
  • Vanguard breast imaging and interventional coil for Siemens MAGNETOM ESSENZA MRI scanner (Gold)
  • SAVI breast brachytherapy applicator (Silver)
  • TNT 12000 x-ray test device (Silver)

REHABILITATION AND ASSISTIVE-TECHNOLOGY PRODUCTS

  • M320 AlterG anti-gravity treadmill (Gold)
  • Computerized Prosthesis Alignment System (Compas) (Silver)
  • Intel Reader digital reading device (Silver)
  • Tibion Bionic Leg wearable rehabilitation device (Silver)

SURGICAL EQUIPMENT, INSTRUMENTS, AND SUPPLIES

  • Ajust adjustable single-incision sling (Gold)
  • RIO robotic arm interactive orthopedic system (Gold)
  • SERENGETI Minimally Invasive Retractor System (Gold)
  • Duet TRS Reload Tissue Reinforcement System (Silver)
  • FinESS Sinus Treatment (Silver)
  • Hydrodebrider endoscopic suction irrigator system (Silver)
  • Quill SRS knotless surgical wound closure device (Silver)

The MDEA program is presented by Canon Communications and sponsored by Medical Device + Diagnostic Industry (MD+DI) magazine. For 2010, corporate sponsorship was provided by major industry suppliers The MedTech Group Inc., Nordson EFD LLC, and Vante.

For more information about the Medical Design Excellence Awards—including additional details about the manufacturers and suppliers who created the 2010 MDEA-winning products—visit the MDEA Web site at www.MDEAwards.com or e-mail: mdea@cancom.com.

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