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May 13, 2021
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So, just what are the technologies that stand out in design and are on the cutting edge? That question was answered, and the devices were revealed at the Medical Design Excellence Awards during the Medtech Design Summit on Thursday.
This year's competition awarded bronze, silver, and gold awards in 11 medtech product categories. Medtronic had two standout entries honored with Best in Show and MD+DI Readers' Choice awards. Medtronic’s CareLink SmartSync Device Manager won the coveted MD+DI Readers’ Choice award, and the LINQ II Insertable Cardiac Monitoring (ICM) System won Best-in-Show.
SmartSync is a tablet-based tool that clinicians can use to input and change settings for heart device patients. SmartSync's exclusive design allows support from the control room rather than next to the patient (up to 38 feet away from the implanted heart device).
LINQ II is an insertable cardiac monitor that helps detect various cardiac arrhythmias, including atrial fibrillation, by providing long-term monitoring for patients who experience infrequent symptoms. The LINQ II ICM provides remote programming and two patient monitoring options including the MyCareLink Heart mobile app using BlueSync technology.
During a panel titled, “Secrets of Award-Winning Medical Device Design + MDEA Best-in-Show Winner Revealed,” four MDEA jurors, Jennifer McCaney, PhD; Mary Kay Smith, PhD; Mark Wehde; and Michael Wiklund spoke about the awards program and some of the winners.
Wehde discussed the significance of Medtronic’s Linq II Insertable Cardiac Monitoring System.
“I don’t think the timing could have been better - the need for remote monitoring is really stamped by the pandemic; the LINQ II Insertable Cardiac Monitoring (ICM) System provides a view of the future," Wehde said during the panel. “I think wearable devices are going to change remote monitoring and we’re going to see more and more wearable devices. This was an implantable device which takes it a step further and almost entirely removes the body-burden which is a huge advantage.”
Winners across product categories are:
Cardiovascular Devices, a category that includes devices and equipment used to diagnose or treat heart and circulatory system conditions.
Bronze:XO Score Angioplasty Scoring & Cutting Sheath Manufacturer: Transit ScientificSupply and Design Credits: Biomerics, Spectrum Plastics, Neometrics
Silver:SentiAR CommandEP SystemManufacturer: SentiAR Inc.Supply and Design Credits: HS Design Inc.
Gold:LINQ II Insertable Cardiac Monitoring (ICM) SystemManufacturer: Medtronic
Digital Health Products and Mobile Medical Apps are devices or applications that use digital technologies to monitor patients, deliver healthcare, or make medicine more personalized. They may incorporate either artificial intelligence or algorithms to help treat or monitor a patient's condition.
Bronze:CareLink SmartSync Device ManagerManufacturer: Medtronic
Drug-Delivery and Combination Products category includes pre-filled syringes, misting devices, dry powder inhalers, patches, pouches, or combination implants with biologic agents.
Bronze:8Shot Manufacturer: Hovione TechnologySupply and Design Credits: WeADD, LDA
Silver:InspirEaseHFAManufacturer: Abithas Inc.
Gold:SympfinyManufacturer: Rochling MedicalSupply and Design Credits: HS Design
ER and OR Tools, Equipment, and Supplies category include critical care, general surgery, plastic surgery, and anesthesiology products.
Bronze:Da Vinci SP Manufacturer: Intuitive
Silver:RESPOND 19 VentilatorManufacturer: CorVent Medical Inc.
Gold:Trachealator Non-occlusive Airway Dilation Balloon Manufacturer: DISA Medinotec (Pty) Ltd.
Gastrointestinal and Genitourinary Devices category includes devices and equipment such as gastrological, urological, gynecological, and obstetric devices.
Bronze:Endoluxe Vision System Manufacturer: Endoluxe Inc.Supply and Design Credits: HS Design
Silver:Lumenis Pulse 120H MOSES 2.0Manufacturer: Lumenis
Gold:The Insides System Manufacturer: The Insides Company
Implant and Tissue-Replacement Products category includes cochlear, corneal, orthopedic, neurological, and tissue implants and instruments.
Bronze:Longeviti ClearFit Implant Manufacturer: Longeviti Neuro Solutions
Silver:Hydrus Microstent Manufacturer: Ivantis Inc.
Gold:Nalu micro-implantable pulse generator Manufacturer: Nalu Medical Inc.
Nonsurgical Hospital Supplies and Equipment category includes 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.
Bronze:Molekule Air Pro RX Manufacturer: Molekule
Silver:ULTepap Manufacturer: BRYGGS Medical
Gold:ZIBRIO Pro Scale Manufacturer: ZIBRIO Inc.Supply and Design Credits: Pivot International
Over-the-Counter and Self-Care Products category includes a wide assortment of treatments available to patients without a prescription or that allow patients to monitor, treat, or help prevent a health condition without assistance from a clinician or other healthcare professional.
Bronze:Knightsbridge Dual Band chin strap Manufacturer: Knightsbridge Sleep Solutions
Silver:Quantum IF Duty Cycle Interferential Current Stimulator Manufacturer: Therasigma, LLC
Gold:MouthCam Manufacturer: Dentulu Inc
Radiological, Imaging, and Electromechanical Devices category includes products that use medical radiation, imaging, or an electromechanically powered system to diagnose or treat diseases.
Bronze (jurors selected two Bronze Winners in this category:)
Trident HD Specimen Radiography System
Manufacturer: Hologic Inc.
Supply and Design Credits: HS Design
Silver (jurors selected two Bronze Winners in this category):
NIO Laser Imaging System
Manufacturer: Invenio Imaging, Inc.
Swoop Portable MR Imaging
Rehabilitation and Assistive-Technology Products category includes products such as wheelchairs, walkers, crutches, hearing aids, prosthetic devices, etc.
Bronze:OrCam MyEye Manufacturer: OrCam Technologies
Silver:Coapt Complete Control System Gen2 Manufacturer: Coapt LLC
Gold:REAL Immersive System Manufacturer: Penumbra
Testing and Diagnostic Products and Systems category includes products that fall into the FDA categories of chemistry, hematology, immunology, microbiology, pathology, and toxicology.
Bronze:Sight OLO Manufacturer: Sight Diagnostics
Silver:AGM100 Manufacturer: MediPines Corporation
Gold:Paige Prostate Manufacturer: Paige
To see this year's finalists, please click here.
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