For 17 years the Medical Design Excellence Awards (MDEA) program has honored advances in medical product design and engineering that improve the quality of healthcare delivery and accessibility.
The awards celebrate the achievements of medical product manufacturers, their suppliers, and the many people behind the scenes—engineers, scientists, designers, and clinicians—who are responsible for the groundbreaking products that are saving lives and changing the face of medtech.
The gold, silver, and bronze MDEA winners in each category, as well as the readers' choice and best-in-show, were announced at a ceremony on June 11, 2014, at the MD&M East conference and exposition in New York City.
Here's a rundown (updated periodically) of UBM Canon's editorial coverage of the 2014 MDEA program:
2014 MDEA Winners Announced!
AtomoRapid HIV Named Best-in-Show at 2014 Medical Device Excellence Awards
Persona Knee System Wins Readers' Choice Award
MDEA Lifetime Achievement Award Winner Dean Kamen Doesn't Rest
Cast Your Vote for the 2014 MDEA Readers' Choice Award
Trends from the 2014 Medical Design Excellence Awards
How a Doctor Became an Award-Winning Device Inventor
The Snug Vest: A Wearable Medical Device That Looks Cool
‘MuV’-ing Patients within a Hospital
Telepresence Robot Gives Patients Access to Remote Physicians
How Plastics Help Define Medical Design Excellence in 2014
How a Silicon Valley Startup Upgraded the Stitch
Glucose Monitor First to Use E-Ink
6 Trends Reshaping MedTech in 2014
4 Ingenious Medical Devices That Help Hospitals Save Cash
Medication Management Solution Wins MDEA Silver Award
2014 MDEA Finalists