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Innovative Medical Products Showcased at MD&M East Ceremony

NEW YORK, June 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The winning products in this year's Medical Design Excellence Awards (MDEA) competition, presented by UBM Canon, received their gold or silver recognition at a ceremony held today during the Medical Design & Manufacturing East (MD&M East) 2011 Conference and Exposition at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City.


In addition, Alfred E. Mann, Chairman and CEO of MannKind Corporation, was awarded the Medical Design Excellence Awards' (MDEA) Lifetime Achievement Award.  This award honors an individual whose contributions during a long career have had a demonstrable impact on technological, business, and cultural advancements in medical devices.

MDEA is the premier awards program for the medical technology community. It recognizes the achievements of medical device manufacturers, their suppliers, and the many people behind the scenes—engineers, scientists, designers, and clinicians—who are responsible for the groundbreaking innovations that are changing the face of healthcare. MDEA-winning entries excel in the areas of product innovation, design and engineering achievement, end-user benefit, and cost-effectiveness in manufacturing and healthcare delivery. A comprehensive review of the entries was performed by an impartial, multidisciplinary panel of third-party jurors with expertise in biomedical engineering, human factors, industrial design, medicine, and diagnostics. The 2011 jury selected 37 winners in 10 medical product categories, as follows:

2011 MDEA WINNING PRODUCTS (alphabetical by category):

Critical-care and emergency medicine products

  • EV1000 clinical patient monitoring platform (Gold)
  • Mindray V Series Patient Monitoring System (Gold)
  • Lifeline View automated external defibrillator (Silver)

Dental instruments, equipment, and supplies

  • Propoint obturation point for use in root canal therapy (Gold)
  • AcceleDent Orthodontic System (Silver)
  • Orascoptic Freedom cordless LED headlamp for dentists and hygienists (Silver)

General hospital devices and therapeutic products

  • Compass interchangeable modular system (Gold)
  • Pronto-7 handheld noninvasive hemoglobin spot-check testing device (Gold)
  • Radiant Heat Warmer (RHW) 3000 series (Gold)
  • Conveen Active urine collecting bag (Silver)
  • Encircle Compression Therapy device (Silver)
  • Pegasus Safety Closed IV Catheter System (Silver)
  • VeinViewer Vision vascular imaging device (Silver)

Implant and tissue-replacement products

  • Cranial Loop nonmetallic, cranial fixation device for postcraniotomy bone flap fixation (Gold)
  • JuggerKnot Soft Suture Anchor (Gold)
  • MitraClip catheter-based mitral valve repair system (Silver)
  • Triangular Prostatic Stent (TPS) (Silver)

In vitro diagnostics

  • cobas b 123 point-of-care blood gas analyzer system (Gold)
  • Integrated Cycler real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) thermocycler (Gold)
  • Leica BOND-III immunohistochemistry (IHC) and in-situ hybridization (ISH) staining system (Silver)
  • MAGPIX versatile multiplexing bioassay platform (Silver)

Over-the-counter and self-care products

  • SpeediCath Compact Male intermittent catheter (Gold)
  • Buzzy and Bee-Stractors needle pain relief system (Silver)
  • MalleoLoc ankle orthosis (Silver)

Radiological and electromechanical devices

  • Avedro Vedera KXS Vision Correction Device (Gold)
  • Selenia Dimensions tomosynthesis (3D) system (Gold)
  • LipiView Ocular Surface Interferometer (Silver)

Rehabilitation and assistive-technology products

  • 625 Barrier-Free Examination table (Gold)
  • Inogen One G2 portable oxygen concentrator (Gold)
  • Philips Lifeline Medical Alert Service with AutoAlert Option medical monitoring system (Silver)

Surgical equipment, instruments, and supplies

  • DISTALOCK Intramedullary (IM) Nail and Drill System (Gold)
  • iO-Flex surgical system (Gold)
  • PleuraFlow active tube clearance system (Gold)
  • The Mill powered surgical tool to aid in the preparation of bone graft (Silver)
  • Talon grasping device (Silver)
  • UroLift System minimally invasive device (Silver)
  • Venner A.P. Advance Video Laryngoscope (Silver)

The MDEA program is presented by UBM Canon and sponsored by Medical Device and Diagnostic Industry (MD+DI) magazine. For 2011, corporate sponsorship was provided by major industry suppliers, GlobTek Inc. and Regulatory Compliance Associates Inc.

For more information about the Medical Design Excellence Awards—including additional details about the manufacturers and suppliers who created the 2011 MDEA-winning products—visit the MDEA Web site at or e-mail:

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