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2018 Medical Design Excellence Awards Finalists

2018 Medical Design Excellence Awards Finalists
See the innovative medical products that rose above the rest as finalists in the medtech industry's premier awards program.

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 12, 2018, in a special ceremony at MD&M East.

1.  Cardiovascular Devices—devices and equipment used to diagnose or treat conditions of the heart and circulatory system

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. Implant and Tissue-Replacement Products—including cochlear, corneal, orthopedic, neurological, and tissue implants and instruments

5. 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.

6. Over-the-Counter and Self-Care Devices

7. Radiological, Imaging, and Electromechanical Devices

8. Rehabilitation and Assistive-Technology Products—including wheelchairs, walkers, crutches, hearing aids, prosthetic devices, etc.

9. Testing and Diagnostic Products and Systems—including products that fall into FDA categories of chemistry, hematology, immunology, microbiology, pathology, and toxicology

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