Originally Published MDDI July 2004
The 2004 Medical Design Excellence Award winners received their prizes at a ceremony on June 16 at the Medical Design & Manufacturing East show in New York City. The ceremony marked the announcement of which products won gold awards and which ones won silver awards, as indicated below. Jurors were free to designate as many gold and silver awards in each category as they saw fit. For more information on the winners, see MD&DI, April 2004, p. 47.
Critical-Care and Emergency Medicine Products
GOLD: LifePort kidney transporter, manufactured by Organ Recovery System (Des Plaines, IL).
SILVER: Audicor cardiograph expansion system, manufactured by Inovise Medical Inc. (Newberg, OR).
Dental Instruments, Equipment, and Supplies
GOLD: BiteStrip disposable bruxism test, manufactured by SLP Ltd. (Tel Aviv, Israel).
SILVER: PrepMaster disposable air abrasion instrument, manufactured by Groman Inc. (Margate, FL).
GOLD: Dermabond topical adhesive ProPen XL, manufactured by Closure Medical Corp. (Raleigh, NC). (continued on page 28)
General Hospital Devices and Therapeutic Products
GOLD: Algo 3i newborn hearing screener, manufactured by Natus Medical Inc. (San Carlos, CA).
GOLD: System 100 fluid-removal system, manufactured by CHF Solutions Inc. (Brooklyn Park, MN).
GOLD: Zassi bowel management system, manufactured by Zassi Medical Evolutions Inc. (Fernandina Beach, FL).
SILVER: Avalon CTS cordless fetal transducer system, manufactured by Philips Medizin Système GmbH (Boeblingen, Germany).
SILVER: Syndeo patient-controlled analgesia syringe pump, manufactured by Baxter Healthcare Corp. (Round Lake, IL).
Implant and Tissue-Replacement Products
GOLD: Bion microstimulator, manufactured by Advanced Bionics Corp. (Valencia, CA).
In Vitro Diagnostics
GOLD: ThinPrep imaging system, manufactured by Cytyc Corp. (Boxborough, MA).
SILVER: CellTracks AutoPrep system, manufactured by Immunicon Corp. (Huntingdon Valley, PA).
SILVER: Paradigm Link blood glucose meter, developed jointly by BD Medical, Diabetes Care (Franklin Lakes, NJ); Medtronic MiniMed (Northridge, CA); and Nova Biomedical (Waltham, MA); and manufactured for BD Medical, Diabetes Care, and Medtronic MiniMed by Nova Biomedical.
SILVER: VersaTrek automated microbial detection system, manufactured by Trek Diagnostic Systems Inc. (Cleveland).
Over-the-Counter and Self-Care Products
SILVER: HealthWear weight-loss system, developed and manufactured by BodyMedia Inc. (Pittsburgh) and marketed by Roche Diagnostics Corp. (Indianapolis).
SILVER: Vicks underarm thermometer, manufactured by Kaz Inc. (New York City).
Radiological and Electromechanical Devices
GOLD: Partner Rhythm Assistant, manufactured by Guidant Corp. (Indianapolis).
SILVER: Cardiac CryoAblation Catheter and CryoConsole, manufactured by CryoCath Technologies Inc. (Montreal, QC, Canada).
SILVER: CT Exprés advanced contrast-media delivery system, manufactured by Swiss Medical Care SA (Lausanne, Switzerland).
SILVER: Secca fecal incontinence treatment system, manufactured by Curon Medical Inc. (Fremont, CA).
Rehabilitation and Assistive-Technology Products
GOLD: Omega T-Ring CAD tool, manufactured by Ohio Willow Wood (Mount Sterling, OH).
GOLD: Storm Series TDX5 power wheelchair, manufactured by Invacare Inc. (Elyria, OH).
SILVER: Hand Mentor rehabilitation system, manufactured by Kinetic Muscles Inc. (Tempe, AZ).
Surgical Equipment, Instruments, and Supplies
GOLD: Endoscopic Full-Thickness Plicator, manufactured by NDO Surgical (Mansfield, MA).
GOLD: MicroTargeting Platform System, manufactured by FHC Inc. (Bowdoinham, ME).
SILVER: Diego powered dissector, manufactured by Gyrus ENT LLC (Bartlett, TN).
SILVER: Indigo Optima laser system, manufactured by Ethicon Endo-Surgery Inc. (Cincinnati).
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