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Juror Sees Trends Emerge in MDEA Process

Article-Juror Sees Trends Emerge in MDEA Process

This past weekend, judging for the Medical Design Excellence Awards was held. We can't tell you who won -- that will be revealed in MD&DI's April issue -- but we can point you to an article from one of the jurors about what it takes to win, and what future trends the entries might be indicative of.

Ogan Gurel, MD, writing at, notes these broad trends: good design leads to product success; simplicity and going back to the basics are to be encouraged; medical product function is increasingly being driven by software, and over-engineering it can be perilous; and devices that can minimize or eliminate errors are most valuable.

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