|Innovative Medical Products Showcased at MDEA Ceremony|
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 earlier this month during the Medical Design & Manufacturing East 2008 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 2008 jury selected 33 winners in 10 medical product categories, as follows. For additional coverage of this year's ceremony and more information on the 2008 award winners, look for MX's annual coverage of the event in the upcoming July/August issue.
Critical-Care and Emergency Medicine Products
Dental Instruments, Equipment, and Supplies
General Hospital Devices and Therapeutic Products
Implant and Tissue-Replacement Products
In Vitro Diagnostics
Over-the-Counter and Self-Care Products
Radiological and Electromechanical Devices
Rehabilitation and Assistive-Technology Products
Surgical Equipment, Instruments, and Supplies
The MDEA program is presented by MX's parent company, Canon Communications, and sponsored by Medical Device & Diagnostic Industry (MD&DI) magazine. For 2008, corporate sponsorship was provided by major industry suppliers Avail Medical Products Inc., Dymax Corp., The MedTech Group Inc., Millipore, Sebra, Sparta Systems, and Value Plastics Inc.
For more information about the Medical Design Excellence Awards—including additional details about the manufacturers and suppliers that created the 2008 MDEA-winning products—visit the MDEA Web site at www.mdeawards.com.
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