The Medical Design Excellence Awards (MDEA) is the premier awards program for the medtech industry. Since its inception in 1998, the mission of the MDEAs has been to recognize significant achievements in medical product design and engineering that improve the quality of healthcare delivery and accessibility.
The MDEA competition accepts entries worldwide from companies and individuals involved in the design, engineering, manufacture, or distribution of finished medical devices and the competition is open to finished medical devices, including instruments, machines, implants, in vitro reagents, mobile medical applications, or other related products that are intended for the diagnosis, cure, mitigation, treatment, or prevention of disease or other conditions in humans or animals.
The awards ceremony to celebrate medtech innovation takes place at the the co-located events at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York.
Here are a selection of the finalists.
SURGICEL® Powder Absorbable Hemostat provides a solutions to stop continuous, broad-surface oozing and bleeding fast, even on friable or raw tissue when other conventional methods are impractical or ineffective1,2. The unique structure of the powder penetrates the surface of the blood to get to the sources of bleeding1,3 and is also proven bactericidal against pathogens6-8.
West’s SelfDose® injector is a handheld device that is designed to help patients self-administer a subcutaneous injection. The device is part of a combination product that is supplied to patients with a standard 1mL prefilled syringe already loaded inside. Its overall design makes it easy to use for individuals struggling with dexterity challenges.
The OnSite-IV® is a single use device that facilitates creation of a sterile fluid path to transfer liquid from the syringe body to a vial for delivery into an IV bag or elastomeric device. The device provides both admixture and direct dispensing of medications.
The Taltz injectors are designed to treat people with moderate to severe plaque psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis with Eli Lilly and Company’s Taltz™ medication. The devices come in both autoinjector and prefilled-syringe form.
Patient-Specific IV Drug preparation is one of the most critical and error-prone practices within a hospital pharmacy. Equashield Pro automates today's manual hazardous drug compounding with use of its high throughput robot that is designed around manufacturing concepts and does not rely on human hands, like current robots on the market.
Flusso is a bypass adapter that can be used with passive or active humidity systems to prevent the disconnection of the patient from the mechanical ventilator during a circuit change or disconnection of patient for transport.
The IntelliGuard® Linked Visibility Inventory Station™ or LVIS™ offers ideal caregiver medication access at the point-of-care and remote pharmacy visibility enterprise-wide. Our solution is expected to be user-friendly to end-user anesthesiologists and provide the inventory visibility required by pharmacists for medications dispensed to the operating room environment.
The digit Power® Dispenser is a battery-powered dental material delivery system that enables dentists to place impression material precisely around the margin of prepared teeth by improving delivery ergonomics, access and visibility over existing in-market delivery systems—helping improve clinician experience and clinical outcomes.
Selenium Medical, the infection prevention company, is opening a new era in the field of double sterile medical device packaging. SoBliss® has been created in order to solve the traditional blister weaknesses. The revolutionary details of this medical devices packaging are: All Around vertical sealing, Top hinge opening, puncture proof Tyvek system and 360° vision
Rad-67 is a cost-effective, easy to use, hand-held Pulse CO-Oximeter that allows clinicians to obtain noninvasive spot-check measurements including SpO2 blood-oxygen, hemoglobin (SpHb), Perfusion Index (PI), and Pulse Rate (PR). Rad-67’s small size, lightweight design, 6 hour battery life, and hi resolution touch screen make it an ideal spot-check device.