The Medical Design Excellence Awards competition is the medical technology industry's premier awards program. Since 1998, the MDEAs have recognized achievements in medical product design and engineering that improve the quality of healthcare delivery and accessibility.
Each year, a panel of jurors comprised of designers, engineers, and clinicians awards bronze, silver, gold, and best-in-show honors to the most innovative products on the market in nine categories.
Take a look at this year's finalists. We'll announce the winners June 11, 2019, in a special ceremony at MD&M East. Vote for your selection for the 2019 Readers' Choice winner below or by clicking here.
1. Digital Health Products and Mobile Medical Apps - devices and equipment that incorporoate either artificial intelligence or algorithms to help treat or monitor a patient's condition.
2. Drug-Delivery and Combination Products—including pre-filled syringes, misting devices, dry powder inhalers, patches, pouches, or combination implants with biologic agents, etc.
3. ER and OR Tools, Equipment, and Supplies— including critical care, general surgery, plastic surgery, and anesthesiology products
4. Gastrointestinal and Genitourinary Devices — devices and equipment to treat the gut and stomach.
5. Implant and Tissue-Replacement Products—including cochlear, corneal, orthopedic, neurological, and tissue implants and instruments
6. Nonsurgical Hospital Supplies and Equipment—including general medical equipment and supplies used in hospitals and doctor's offices, such as stethoscopes, blood lancets, medical carts, ventilators, hospital beds, blood pressure monitors, etc.
7. Over-the-Counter and Self-Care Products — category include a wide assortment of treatments available to patients.
8. Radiological, Imaging, and Electromechanical Devices — products include a wide assortment of diagnostics technology.
9. Testing and Diagnostic Products and Systems—including products that fall into FDA categories of chemistry, hematology, immunology, microbiology, pathology, and toxicology.