MDEA 2014 Winners: Drug-Delivery Devices and Combination Products

Posted in Design Services by Chris Wiltz on June 11, 2014

 MDEA 2014 Winners: Drug-Delivery Devices and Combination Products

 Drug-Delivery Devices and Combination Products 



Auvi-Q epinephrine auto-injector. Manufactured by Sanofi (Bridgewater, NJ). Entry submitted by Kaléo Pharma (Richmond, VA). Auvi-Q is a single-use epinephrine autoinjector used to treat life-threatening allergic reactions (anaphylaxis). It is the size and shape of a credit card, the thickness of a cell phone, and includes a unique voice instruction system. Supply and design credit to Kaléo Pharma (Richmond, VA) and Medivative Technologies (Indianapolis). 



DebioJect intradermal drug-delivery device. Manufactured and submitted by Debiotech SA (Lausanne, Switzerland). The DebioJect was conceived to overcome the problems encountered with classical intradermal delivery techniques. The innovative microneedle allows both pain-free and precise injection of up to 500 μL in a few seconds. Supply and design credit to CEA-LETI (Grenoble, France), Mecaplast SA (Botterens, Switzerland), and the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) (Stockholm, Sweden).


PROPEL mometasone furoate implant and PROPEL mini mometasone furoate implant. Manufactured and submitted by Intersect ENT (Menlo Park, CA). PROPEL and PROPEL mini dissolvable steroid-releasing implants reduce the need for additional surgical procedures and for oral steroids, which can have serious side effects, for patients suffering from chronic sinusitis.
Other Finalists
FOX Handheld Nebulizer. Manufactured by and submitted by Vectura GmbH (Germany). 
MedCenter pharmacy kiosk. Manufactured and submitted by MedAvail Technologies Inc. (Mississauga, Canada).
Dental Instruments, Equipment, and Supplies General Hospital and Therapeutic Devices


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