Originally Published MDDI April 2006MDEA 2006Critical-Care and Emergency Medicine Products Rugged Power-Pro XT ambulance cot, manufactured and submitted by Stryker EMS (Portage, MI). See description here.

April 1, 2006

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MDEA 2006

Critical-Care and Emergency Medicine Products

Rugged Power-Pro XT ambulance cot, manufactured and submitted by Stryker EMS (Portage, MI). See description here.


Supply and design credit: Control Solutions Inc. (Naperville, IL).

Rad-57 portable pulse CO-oximeter, manufactured and submitted by Masimo Corp. (Irvine, CA). The Rad-57 is designed for emergency medicine use. The portable unit rapidly, accurately, and noninvasively measures oxygen saturation, heart rate, and the percentage of carboxyhemoglobin in the bloodstream.

Supply and design credit: Analog Devices (Norwood, MA).

Dental Instruments, Equipment, and Supplies

Image-Guided Implantology system, manufactured and submitted by DenX Advanced Dental Systems Ltd. (Jerusalem, Israel). See description here.

DenLite DP5000 illuminated dental mirror, manufactured and submitted by Welch Allyn Inc. (Skaneateles Falls, NY). See description here.

Supply and design credit: Alliance Precision Plastics (Rochester, NY) and Egli Machine (Sidney, NY).

Finished Packaging

NanoCool controlled-temperature shipping system, manufactured and submitted by NanoCool LLC (Albuquerque). See description here.

General Hospital Devices and Therapeutic Products


CrossJect single-use needle-free injection system, manufactured and submitted by CrossJect SA (Paris). The CrossJect needle-free injection system is a single-use, prefilled device designed to perform subcutaneous, intramuscular, or intradermal injections. Its modular design can be customized for various injection routes and volumes from 0.2 to 1 ml.

Supply and design credit: InterDesign S.A.R.L. (Paris).

Cortrak feeding-tube placement system, manufactured and submitted by Viasys Healthcare/Medsystems (Wheeling, IL). See description here.

Supply and design credit: Designmakers Pty, Ltd. (Adelaide, South Australia, Australia) and Micronix Pty, Ltd. (Parkside, South Australia, Australia).

OmniPod insulin management system, manufactured and submitted by Insulet Corp. (Bedford, MA). See description here.

Supply and design credit: Bay Computer Associates Inc. (Cranston, RI), Design Continuum Inc. (West Newton, MA), and Phillips Plastics (Hudson, WI).

IVantage volumetric ambulatory infusion system, manufactured and submitted by Delphi Medical Systems (Troy, MI). See description here.

Supply and design credit: Debiotech (Lausanne, Switzerland).


Implant and Tissue-Replacement Products

Gynecare Prolift pelvic floor repair system, manufactured and submitted by Ethicon Inc. (Somerville, NJ). Gynecare Prolift total, anterior, and posterior pelvic floor repair systems are indicated for tissue reinforcement and long-lasting stabilization of fascial structures of the pelvic floor in vaginal wall prolapse where surgical treatment is intended.

Supply and design credit: Medi-Line SA (Angleur, Belgium) and Ruetschi Technology AG (Yverdon-les-Bains, Switzerland).

Nucleus Freedom system, manufactured and submitted by Cochlear (Lane Cove, New South Wales, Australia). See description here.

Supply and design credit: Crystalaid (Newstead, Queensland, Australia), Helbling Technik AG (Liebefeld-Bern, Switzerland), Philips Digital Signal Labs (Leuven, Belgium), and Semtech (Neuchâtel, Switzerland).


In Vitro Diagnostics

Afinion AS100 analyzer, manufactured and submitted by Axis-Shield PoC AS (Oslo, Norway). The Afinion AS100 analyzer is a benchtop multiassay analyzer for in vitro diagnostic point-of-care testing. Test cartridges are currently available for glycated hemoglobin and C-reactive protein.

Supply and design credit: Carclo Technical Plastics (Mitcham, Surrey, UK), Epsilon Perspectives Design AB (Göteborg, Sweden), Sortimat (Winnenden, Germany), and Teleca Sweden East AB (Stockholm).


CellTracks Analyzer II, manufactured and submitted by Immunicon Corp. (Huntingdon Valley, PA). The CellTracks Analyzer II is a semiautomated fluorescence microscope used to count and characterize fluorescently labeled cells that are immunomagnetically selected and aligned. It is used with the CellTracks AutoPrep system and specific reagent kits.

Supply and design credit: HS Design Inc. (Gladstone, NJ).

IDI–MRSA assay, manufactured and submitted by BD Diagnostics– GeneOhm (San Diego). See description here.

Over-the-Counter and Self-Care Products

Swing breast pump, manufactured and submitted by Medela Inc. (McHenry, IL). See description here.

Supply and design credit: Milani Design & Consulting SA (Erlenbach, Switzerland).


Radiological and Electromechanical Devices

SureFlex laser lithotripsy fibers, manufactured and submitted by IQinc (Phoenix). SureFlex laser lithotripsy fibers are small-core optical fibers for holmium lasers, offering unimpeded access to lower pole kidney stones without risk to laser optics or ureteroscopes, while permitting the use of full therapeutic laser power.

CereTom mobile computed tomography scanner, manufactured and submitted by NeuroLogica Corp. (Danvers, MA). See description here.

Supply and design credit: A & A Testing Laboratory (Danvers, MA), Altronics Manufacturing Inc. (Hudson, NH), American Design Co. (Bradford, MA), Barco (Edinburgh, UK), Ault Design and Communications Inc. (Bedford, MA), Jaco Electronics (Wilmington, MA), Martek Power (Torrance, CA), Spellman High Voltage Electronics Corp. (Hauppauge, NY), and Varian (Salt Lake City).


HD lower-leg array coil, manufactured and submitted by GE Healthcare, Coils Division (Aurora, OH). The HD lower-leg array coil has been designed to offer minimal or noninvasive high-quality, high-resolution magnetic resonance angiography of the lower leg with minimal risks and side effects, and high diagnostic confidence and patient comfort.

Rehabilitation and Assistive-Technology Products

Impact solar-powered hearing aid battery recharger, manufactured by Project Impact (Berkeley, CA). Entry submitted by Bridge Design (San Francisco). See description here.

Supply and design credit: Bridge Design, Iowa Thin Film Technologies Inc. (Boone, IA), Moonpo Development Ltd. (Shatin, N.T., Hong Kong), Peridot Corp. (Pleasanton, CA), Sector Technology (Cupertino, CA), and Solid Concepts (Poway, CA).


Cleo 90 infusion set, manufactured and submitted by Smiths Medical MD Inc. (St. Paul, MN). The Cleo 90 infusion set connects diabetics to their life-supporting insulin pumps. The set includes a cannula inserter that retracts to store the needle and tubing that delivers insulin from the pump, making insertion and use easy and comfortable.

Supply and design credit: Bridge Design (San Francisco), Modified Polymer Components Inc. (Sunnyvale, CA), and Precision Gasket Co. (Edina, MN).


Inogen One oxygen concentrator system, manufactured and submitted by Inogen Inc. (Goleta, CA). The Inogen One oxygen concentrator system fulfills the duties of stationary, portable-ambulatory, and traveling oxygen devices. It can operate from ac, dc, and battery sources, allowing users to transition easily between power sources as needed.

Supply and design credit: Adsorption Research Inc. (Dublin, OH), Launchpoint LLC (Goleta, CA), Medical Electronic Devices (Torrance, CA), Norgren Inc. (Anaheim, CA), Omnica Inc. (Irvine, CA), and Totex USA Inc. (Torrance, CA).

eFlow electronic nebulizer, manufactured by Pari GmbH (Munich, Germany). Entry submitted by eFlow LLC (Monterey, CA). See description here.

Supply and design credit: Eckstein Product Design (Munich, Germany).


Surgical Equipment, Instruments, and Supplies

Straightshot M4 microdebrider, manufactured by Medtronic ENT (Jacksonville, FL). Entry submitted by Metaphase Design Group Inc. (St. Louis). The Straightshot M4 microdebrider is an ergonomically designed surgical handpiece that improves access to the maxillary sinus, frontal sinus, and vocal folds for the removal of polyps, bone, and mucosa during nasal sinus and laryngeal surgery.

Supply and design credit: Metaphase Design Group.

360° Fascia Closure Device, manufactured by SuturTek Inc. (North Chelmsford, MA). Entry submitted by Bleck Design Group (North Chelmsford, MA). See description here.

Supply and design credit: Bleck Design Group and Lacey Manufacturing Inc. (Bridgeport, CT).


SpineJet MicroResector, manufactured and submitted by HydroCision Inc. (Billerica, MA). The SpineJet MicroResector allows minimally invasive surgical access to the spine using high-velocity water to cut and aspirate the herniated disk. Disk decompressions that had required hospitalization can be performed in an outpatient setting.

Supply and design credit: David M. Fischer Consulting (Waltham, MA), Farm Design (Hollis, NH), LFI Inc. (Smithfield, RI), and Neu-Tool Design Inc. (Wilmington, MA).

PassPort shielded trocar, manufactured by Patton Surgical (Austin, TX). Entry submitted by IncisionTech (Staunton, VA). See description here.

Supply and design credit: Atrion Medical (Arab, AL), BCD (Meridian, TX), and IncisionTech.

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