27 Winners Announced at the 19th Annual Medical Design Excellence Awards (MDEA) Award Ceremony

NEW YORK, June 13, 2017 — The Medical Design Excellence Awards (MDEA), recognizing the technological achievements of medical device manufacturers, announced the 2017 winners at its annual awards ceremony on the evening of June 13. Produced by the Medical Device and Diagnostic Industry (MD+DI), the MDEAs have recognized innovation in medical product design and engineering. Awards are granted across nine categories, announcing gold, silver and bronze medal winners in each category, in addition to naming the best in show and revealing the 2017 readers’ choice winner. The MDEA ceremony was sponsored by Philips-Medisize held in conjunction with Medical Design & Manufacturing (MD&M) East, which is taking place this week at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York, NY. To learn more about the MDEAs, please visit: mdeawards.mddionline.com

The MDEAs also awarded the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award to Dr. Robert E. Fischell for his prolific contributions to the medical technology industry. Dr. Fischell is known for founding 15 public companies, and has developed over 200 U.S. and foreign patents, including groundbreaking work on heart pacemakers, defibrillators and coronary stents, and more.

“We believe that it is important to recognize those who are improving the lives of others through their innovative work through the MDEA’s,” said Jamie Hartford, editor-in-chief of MD+DI and director of content for Medtech Brands in UBM’s Advanced Manufacturing Group. “We are honored to celebrate these 27 award winners for their contributions to the industry.”

The winners are chosen by an impartial panel of judges comprised of clinicians, engineers and designers with years of experience in the industry. Judgement is based on five criteria, including design and engineering innovations, functional innovations, benefits to overall healthcare, benefits to patients, and competitive landscape. The 2017 MDEA Winners are as follows:

Digital Health Products and Mobile Medical Apps
Gold: The Levo System–Otoharmonics
Silver: TowerView Health Medication Management–TowerView Health
Bronze: InPen Smart Insulin Delivery–Companion Medical Inc.

Drug-Delivery and Combination Products
Gold: Neulasta® Onpro®–Amgen
Silver: Halo Closed System Transfer Device–Corvida Medical
Bronze: Probuphine–Braeburn Pharmaceuticals

ER and OR Tools, Equipment, and Supplies
Gold: Savi Scout–Cianna Medical, Inc.
Silver: PrecisionPoint Transperineal Access System–Corbin Clinical Resources, LLC
Bronze: Signia Powered Stapling System–Medtronic plc

Gastrointestinal and Genitourinary Devices
Gold: Dakota™ Nitinol Stone Retrieval Device with OpenSure™ Handle–Boston Scientific Corporation
Silver: Eclipse System bowel control therapy–Pelvalon
Bronze: Resolution 360™ Clip–Boston Scientific Corporation

Implant and Tissue-Replacement Products
Gold: I-Ring–Beaver-Visitec International
Silver: RIGIDLOOP™ Adjustable Cortical Fixation System–DePuy Synthes Companies
Bronze: Belvedere Lateral Plating System—NeuroStructures

Nonsurgical Hospital Supplies and Equipment
Gold: Gavi–Genea Biomedx
Silver: Envella Air Fluidized Therapy Bed–Hill-Rom, Inc.
Bronze: ivWatch Model 400–ivWatch

Radiological, Imaging, and Electromechanical Devices
Gold: Geri–Genea Biomedx
Silver: EyeOP1–Eye Tech Care
Bronze: Hologic Affirm Prone Biopsy Table–Hologic Corp.

Rehabilitation and Assistive-Technology Products
Gold: Linx–Endolite
Silver: OASUS – Open Area Support System–Enliten, LLC
Bronze: Eargo–Eargo

Testing and Diagnostic Products and Systems
Gold: SAMBA–Diagnostics for the Real World Ltd.
Silver: ePlex–GenMark Diagnostics, Inc.
Bronze: FreeStyle Libre–Abbott Laboratories

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