June 9, 2010

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MDEA Gold and Silver Awards Handed Out at MD&M East Ceremony

Gold and silver Medical Design Excellence Awards (MDEA) were handed out at a ceremony on Wednesday at the MD&M East trade show in New York City.

Charlie McCurdy, CEO of Canon Communications, which coordinates the MDEA competition, opened the ceremony with a few words acknowledging innovation in the medical device industry. Along with the announcement of this year's pioneering products by Sherrie Conroy, director of content, medical brands for Canon, the ceremony also featured the presentation of the Biomedical Engineering IDEA award to the next generation of innovators and potential future MDEA winners. Presented by the National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance, BME IDEA honor is bestowed upon a group of young innovators that develop a product that uniquely addresses a current problem in the medical device market and has potential for commercialization. A group from Johns Hopkins University took home this year's grand prize for its rapid hypothermia induction device. Supported by corporate sponsors The Medtech Group, Nordson EFD, and Vante and selected by an impartial panel of jurors, the MDEA program recognized 39 products in 10 categories.

Gold and silver distinctions are listed below. For a detailed overview of this year's winners, read our previous blog post or check out the April cover story in MPMN's sister publication, MD+DI.

2010 MDEA Gold Winners (Winning product names are followed by the category in which they won)

Suppliers to MDEA-winning products gather on stage at the MDEA ceremony at MD&M East.

AccuVein AV300 portable, non-contact vein illumination device, Critical-Care and Emergency Products (See MPMN's case study on the development of this product)

Ajust adjustable single-incision sling, Surgical Equipment, Instruments, and Supplies

Alice PDx recording device, General Hospital Devices and Therapeutic Products

HyGreen intelligent hand hygiene system, General Hospital Devices and Therapeutic Products

Cimzia Packaging, Finished Packaging

DynaTRIM trans-rectal interventional MRI with DynaCAD digital imaging workstation for prostate, Radiological and Electromechanical Devices

Littmann electronic stethoscope Model 3200 with Zargis Cardioscan heart sound analysis software, General Hospital Devices and Therapeutic Products (See MPMN's case study on the development of this product)

Morphix suture anchor, Implant and Tissue-Replacement Products

M320 AlterG anti-gravity treadmill, Rehabilitation and Assistive Technology Products

PaX-Reve3D panoramic, cephalometric, and computerized tomography system, Dental Instruments, Equipment, and Supplies

Portex UniPerc percutaneous tracheostomy kits, Critical-Care and Emergency Products

PREVI Isola high-throughput specimen and agar plate management system, In Vitro Diagnostics

RIO robotic arm interactive orthopedic system, Surgical Equipment, Instruments, and Supplies

SERENGETI Minimally Invasive Retractor System, Surgical Equipment, Instruments, and Supplies (See MPMN's case study on the development of this product)

Vanguard breast imaging and interventional coil for Siemens MAGNETOM ESSENZA MRI scanner, Radiological and Electromechanical Devices

Vibringe sonic irrigation system, Dental Instruments, Equipment, and Supplies

Vitala Continence Control Device (CCD), Over-the-Counter and Self-Care Products


2010 MDEA Silver Winners

ABL90 FLEX blood analyzer, In Vitro Diagnostics

AngelMed Guardian implantable cardiac monitoring and alerting system, Implant and Tissue-Replacement Products

Computerized Prosthesis Alignment System (Compas), Rehabilitation and Assistive Technology Products

Contour USB blood glucose monitor, In Vitro Diagnostics

Duet TRS Reload Tissue Reinforcement System, Surgical Equipment, Instruments, and Supplies

DivibaX mixing transfer device, General Hospital Devices and Therapeutic Products

FinESS Sinus Treatment, Surgical Equipment, Instruments, and Supplies (See MPMN's case study on the development of this product)

FreeVac needlestick prevention syringe, General Hospital Devices and Therapeutic Products

GlowCap internet-connected pill bottle cap, Over-the-Counter and Self-Care Products

Hamilton C2 ICU ventilator, Critical-Care and Emergency Products

Hydrodebrider endoscopic suction irrigator system, Surgical Equipment, Instruments, and Supplies

Intel Reader digital reading device, Rehabilitation and Assistive Technology Products

LUCAS 2 chest compression system, Critical-Care and Emergency Products

Oralflo pill swallowing cup, Over-the-Counter and Self-Care Products

Orbital tissue expander (OTE), Implant and Tissue-Replacement Products

Orthopaedic Implant Skinpack Package for Femoral Hips, Finished Packaging

Quill SRS knotless surgical wound closure device, Surgical Equipment, Instruments, and Supplies

SAVI breast brachytherapy applicator, Radiological and Electromechanical Devices

Tibion Bionic Leg wearable rehabilitation device, Rehabilitation and Assistive Technology Products

TNT 12000 x-ray test device,Radiological and Electromechanical Device

Zio Patch continuous cardiac ECG (electrocardiogram) data recorderGeneral Hospital Devices and Therapeutic Products

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