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MDEA 2014 Winners: Implant and Tissue-Replacement Products

Article-MDEA 2014 Winners: Implant and Tissue-Replacement Products

 MDEA 2014 Winners: Implant and Tissue-Replacement Products

Implant and Tissue-Replacement Products 


Codacs direct acoustic cochlear implant system. Manufactured and submitted by Cochlear Ltd. (Sydney, Australia). The Codacs system meets an unmet patient need by mechanically stimulating the cochlea, bypassing the impaired middle and outer ear of people with severe to profound mixed hearing loss. Supply and design credit to Helbling Technik (Liebefeld, Switzerland)

Eclipse soft tissue anchor. Manufactured and submitted by MedShape Inc. (Atlanta). The Eclipse offers an innovative, nonrotational approach for reattaching soft tissue to bone. It features an expandable sheath-and-bullet design that preserves tissue orientation while reducing surgical complexity and increasing confidence in the repair. Supply and design credit to Enginuity Works (Atlanta) and Creature LLC (Atlanta).


GUIDE DBS programming planning and visualization system for deep brain stimulation (DBS). Manufactured and submitted by Boston Scientific Corp. (Natick, MA). GUIDE DBS is a software program that creates a 3-D image of a patient’s deep brain anatomy and the relative location of the implanted lead. A model of the volume of activated tissue allows the clinician to intelligently optimize stimulation parameters.

Other Finalists  

Compressyn Band implant for sternal closure with Compressyn Band Tensioner. Manufactured and submitted by Dallen Medical Inc. (San Clemente, CA). 

Persona, the Personalized Knee System. Manufactured and submitted by Zimmer Inc. (Warsaw, IN). 

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