2012 MDEA Winners Announced!

Posted by Chris Wiltz on March 23, 2012

MD+DI is proud to present the WINNERS of the 2012 MDEA competition!

Sponsored by MD+DI and organized by UBM Canon, the Medical Design Excellence Awards (MDEA) competition is the premier awards program for the medical technology community, recognizing the achievements of medical product manufacturers 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

Scroll down to view a slideshow of each category, including finalists and winners.

For more information on the competition, visit the MDEA Web site.


Critical-Care and Emergency Medicine Products

Dental Instruments, Equipment, and Supplies

Finished Packaging

General Hospital Devices and Therapeutic Products

Implant and Tissue-Replacement Products

In Vitro Diagnostics

Over-the-counter and Self-care products

Radiological and Electro-mechanical Devices

Rehabilitation and Assistive-Technology Products

Surgical Equipment, Instruments, and Supplies

Winning products were announced at the MDEA Presentation Ceremony held on Wednesday, May 23, 2012 at 4:30 pm during a cocktail reception inside the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown hotel. The ceremony was held in conjunction with the MD&M East Event at the adjacent Pennsylvania Convention Center, May 22-24.

Also, at the MDEA Presentation Ceremony, held on May 23, 2012 during MD&M East:

  • The NCIIA announced the winners of the 2012 BMEidea biomedical engineering competition for university students.
  • Famed inventor Dr. Thomas Fogarty was presented with the prestigious 2012 MDEA Lifetime Achievement Award for his contributions over a long career that have had a demonstrable impact on technological, business, and cultural advancements in medical devices.
For more information about the Medical Design Excellence Awards—including additional details about the manufacturers and suppliers that created the 2012 MDEA-finalist products—visit the MDEA website at or e-mail:




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