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The Medical Design Excellence Awards (MDEA) are awards for manufacturers of medical technology devices.[1] The global competition accepts entries of finished medical devices or medical packaging products. A panel of jurors who are designers, engineers, and clinicians evaluate the entries for their design, engineering, and ergonomic excellence. It is directed by an interdepartmental team of UBM Canon staff.


Prizes are awarded in the following product categories:

  • Critical-care and emergency medicine products
  • Dental instruments, equipment, and supplies
  • Finished packaging
  • General hospital UTBD
  • Devices and therapeutic products
  • Implant and tissue-replacement products
  • In vitro diagnostics (biochemicals for diagnostic use, related instrumentation, and home-use devices)
  • Over-the-counter and self-care products
  • Radiological and electromechanical devices (diagnostic imaging devices, energy-emitting therapy devices)
  • Rehabilitation and assistive-technology products (healthcare furnishings, patient-transfer equipment, and home-use medical equipment and supplies)
  • Surgical equipment, instruments, and supplies.


2013 winners[edit]


  • 2013 BEST-IN-SHOW WINNER: GORE Septal Occluder, manufactured and submitted by W. L. Gore & Associates Inc. (Flagstaff, AZ).[2][3]

Critical-Care and Emergency Medicine Products

  • GOLD WINNER: AccuVein AV400 vein illumination system, manufactured and submitted by AccuVein Inc.(Cold Spring Harbor, NY).
  • SILVER WINNER: Companion 2 Driver System in-hospital pneumatic power supply for the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart, manufactured and submitted by SynCardia Systems Inc. (Tucson, AZ).
  • BRONZE WINNER: Rota-Trach disposable standard tracheostomy tube, manufactured and submitted by Vitaltec Corp. (Taichung City, Taiwan).
  • FINALIST: Infrascanner Model 2000 handheld brain hematoma screening device, manufactured by InfraScan Inc. (Philadelphia, PA).

Dental Instruments, Equipment, and Supplies

  • GOLD WINNER: EPIC Total Diode Solution, manufactured and submitted by Biolase Inc. (Irvine, CA).
  • SILVER WINNER: Zimmer Trabecular Metal Dental Implant, manufactured and submitted by Zimmer Dental Inc. (Carlsbad, CA).
  • BRONZE WINNER: Carestream CS 8100 Digital Panoramic System, manufactured by Carestream Dental (Croissy-Beaubourg, Marne La Vallee, France).
  • FINALIST: 3M ESPE Intra-Oral Syringe, manufactured and submitted by 3M Deutschland GmbH, 3M ESPE Division (Seefeld, Germany).

Finished Medical Packaging

  • GOLD WINNER: Lantus & You Journal for Lantus SoloSTAR (insulin glargine [rDNA origin] injection pen), manufactured by Sanofi (Bridgewater, NJ).

General Hospital Devices and Therapeutic Products

  • GOLD WINNER: Dansac NovaLife 1 & 2 Ostomy Pouches, manufactured and submitted by Dansac A/S (Fredensborg, Denmark).
  • SILVER WINNER: Optiflow Junior Nasal Cannula, manufactured and submitted by Fisher & Paykel Healthcare (Manukau, Auckland, New Zealand).
  • BRONZE WINNER: PowerGlide Midline Catheter, manufactured and submitted by Bard Access Systems (Salt Lake City, UT).
  • FINALIST: LUSTRE Pure Light Treatment for Acne, manufactured by Ambicare Health (Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom).
  • FINALIST: Stryker Prime TC Transport Chair, manufactured and submitted by Stryker Medical (Portage, MI).
  • FINALIST: ViSi Mobile comprehensive body-worn vital signs monitoring system, manufactured by Sotera Wireless Inc. (San Diego, CA).

Implant and Tissue-Replacement Products

  • GOLD WINNER: GORE Septal Occluder, manufactured and submitted by W. L. Gore & Associates Inc. (Flagstaff, AZ).
  • SILVER WINNER: Cochlear Nucleus CR120 Intraoperative Remote Assistant, manufactured and submitted by Cochlear Ltd. (Macquarie University, NSW, Australia).
  • BRONZE WINNER: Orthofix Ankle Compression Nailing System (ACN), manufactured by Orthofix Srl. (Bussolengo, Italy).
  • FINALIST: ATI Neurostimulation System, an implantable neurostimulator device that targets the sphenopalatine ganglion (SPG) for the treatment of severe headache, manufactured and submitted by Autonomic Technologies Inc. (Redwood City, CA).
  • FINALIST: DynaNail Ankle Arthrodesis Nail, manufactured and submitted by Medshape Inc. (Atlanta, GA).
  • FINALIST: Nucleus CI422 cochlear implant with Slim Straight Electrode, manufactured and submitted by Cochlear Ltd. (Macquarie University, NSW, Australia).

In Vitro Diagnostics

  • SILVER WINNER: EDGE Platform, manufactured and submitted by HTG Molecular Diagnostics Inc. (Tucson, AZ).
  • BRONZE WINNER: Irys genomics platform, manufactured by BioNano Genomics (San Diego, CA).
  • FINALIST: Vantera Clinical Analyzer, manufactured and submitted by LipoScience Inc. (Raleigh, NC). Readers' Choice Award

  • 2013 READERS' CHOICE WINNER: t:slim Insulin Pump, manufactured and submitted by Tandem Diabetes Care Inc. (San Diego, CA).

Over-The-Counter and Self-Care Products

  • GOLD WINNER: new Glucose Sensor Serter, manufactured and submitted by Medtronic Minimed (Northridge, CA).
  • SILVER WINNER: SpeediCath Compact Set ready-to-use coated catheter in sterile solution with attached bag, manufactured and submitted by Coloplast A/S (Humlebæk, Denmark).
  • BRONZE WINNER: Masimo iSpO2 Pulse Oximeter and the iSpO2 App available on Apple's App Store, manufactured and submitted by Masimo Corp. (Irvine, CA).
  • FINALIST: AllStar Reusable Insulin Delivery Device, manufactured by Sanofi India Ltd. (Mumbai, India).
  • FINALIST: FreeStyle InsuLinx Blood Glucose Monitoring System, manufactured by Abbott Diabetes Care (Alameda, CA).
  • FINALIST: NovoPen 5 insulin pen with memory function, manufactured by Novo Nordisk A/S (Copenhagen, Denmark).

Radiological and Electromechanical Devices

  • GOLD WINNER: Accessa minimally invasive, outpatient therapy for treating uterine fibroids, manufactured and submitted by Halt Medical Inc. (Brentwood, CA).
  • SILVER WINNER: Liposonix Custom Contouring, manufactured by Solta Medical (Hayward, CA).
  • BRONZE WINNER: Avedro KXL System for accelerated corneal crosslinking, manufactured and submitted by Avedro (Waltham, MA).
  • FINALIST: UltrOZ Elite wearable ultrasonic therapy system, manufactured by ZetrOZ (Trumbull, CT).

Rehabilitation and Assistive-Technology Products

  • GOLD WINNER: Rifton TRAM transfer and mobility device, manufactured and submitted by Rifton Equipment (Rifton, NY).
  • SILVER WINNER: mySentry Remote Glucose Monitor, manufactured and submitted by Medtronic Diabetes (Northridge, CA).
  • BRONZE WINNER: t:slim Insulin Pump, manufactured and submitted by Tandem Diabetes Care Inc. (San Diego, CA).
  • FINALIST: Ambio Remote Health Monitoring System, manufactured by and submitted by Arrayent Health LLC, dba Ambio Health (Stamford, CT).
  • FINALIST: Genesis Touch wireless remote patient monitoring device, manufactured and submitted by Honeywell HomMed (Brookfield, WI).
  • FINALIST: ResMed Pixi Paediatric Mask, manufactured and submitted by ResMed Ltd. (Sydney, Australia).

Surgical Equipment, Instruments, and Supplies

  • GOLD WINNER: Sonicision Cordless Ultrasonic Dissection System, manufactured and submitted by Covidien (Boulder, CO).
  • SILVER WINNER: NeoChord DS1000 Chordae Replacement System, manufactured by NeoChord Inc. (Eden Prairie, MN).
  • BRONZE WINNER: FORNISEE Lighted Uterine Manipulator System, manufactured and submitted by LSI SOLUTIONS (Victor, NY).
  • FINALIST: Adherus AutoSpray Dural Sealant, manufactured and submitted by HyperBranch Medical Technology (Durham, NC).
  • FINALIST: Aquamantys3 BSC 9.1S bipolar sealer with cutting, manufactured by Medtronic Advanced Energy LLC (Portsmouth, NH).
  • FINALIST: iDrive Ultra Powered Stapling System, manufactured and submitted by Covidien (North Haven, CT).

2012 winners[edit]

Most winners of the 2012 award submitted improved iterations of known products and technologies.[4][5]

  • Best in Show and Gold - Planmed Verity Extremity Scanner, Planmed Oy (Helsinki, Finland)
  • King Vision Video, King Systems (Noblesville, IN)
  • CARDIOHELP System for Circulatory and Pulmunary Support, MAQUET Medical Systems USA (Wayne, NJ)
  • EndOclear Wiper Device for the Cleaning and Visualization of Endotracheal Tubes, EndOClear LLC (San Ramon, CA) and Innovative Design LLC.
  • LS-1 Intensive Care Unit, Integrated Medical Systems Inc. (Signal Hill, CA)
  • Pro Sim 4 Vital Signs Simulator, Fluke Biomedical (Everett, WA)
  • Indentafi Oral Cancer Screening Device, Dental EZ Inc (Malvern, PA) and M3 Design
  • 3-D Click Guide Kit for Dental Implants, Indonvivi Inc (San Francisco, CA)
  • Waterlase iPlus All Tissue Laser, BIOLASE Tech Inc (Irvine, CA), Morphix Design Inc, Patton Design, Shmaze Ind., and Northrup Grumman Corp.
  • Elevance Dental Chair with Cantilever Forward Design, Midmark Corp. (Versailles, Oh) and Design Central
  • SafePole IV Pole, SafePole LLC (Los Angeles, CA) and TEAMS Design
  • Edelvaiss Multiline Paradigm Shifting Manifold and IV Line, Doran Int (Toussieu, France) and Emberson Industrial Automation Branson Division SAS
  • TOBI Podthaler Dry Powder Inhaler Device with PulmoSphere Technology, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp (San Carlos, CA), Cambridge Consultants Ltd, and Gerresheimer Medical Plastic Systems
  • Combitide Starhaler for Asthma and COPD, Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd (Mumbai, Indiaa), Cambridge Consultants Ltd, Design Directions, Foboha GmbH, Nypro Forbes Pvt. Ltd, Nypro Healthcare, and Sun Pharma Advanced Research Co Ltd
  • TissuGlu Surgical Adhesive, Cohera Medical Inc (Pittsburgh, PA), Tanaka Kapec Design Group, Ximedica, and GW Plastics
  • Vasculaire Compression System, Venous Health Systems (Portola Valley, CA), Xinetix, Jatco Inc, Vinyl Technology Inc, Paramit Corp, and CleanCut Technologies
  • GORE Hybrid Vascular Graft, W. L. Gore & Associates Inc. (Flagstaff, AZ)
  • ConforMIS iTotal CR Knee Replacement System, ConforMIS Inc (Burlington, MA)
  • KAMRA Corneal Inlay, AcuFocus Inc. (Irvine, CA, Ocular Technology Inc, Resonetics Inc, and Innovative Surgical Products
  • SnapPath 1000 Biomarker Testing System, BioMarker Strategies (Baltimore, MD), HS Design, Sparton Medical Systems, and Mack Molding
  • Simplexa Direct and Simplexa Universal Direct Assay Kits, Focus Diagnostics (Cypress, CA)
  • Myla Microbiology Middleware System, bioMérieux Inc. (Durham, NC)
  • Vibrance Kegel Device, Bioinfinity (M) Sdn Bhd (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
  • Prefilled Insulin Injection Pen, Novo Nordisk A/S (Hillerød, Denmark), ESP Bioscience
  • Planmed Verity Extremity Scanner, Planmed Oy (Helsinki, Finland)
  • NOMAD Pro Handheld X-Ray System, Aribex Inc. (Orem, UT), IQMS, Voltage Multipliers Inc., and Ecomass Technologies
  • DermScope Imaging Accessory for the iPhone, Canfield Scientific Inc. (Fairfield, NJ), HS Design Inc.
  • BodyTom Portable Full-Body Multi-Slice CT Scanner, NeuroLogica Corp. (Danvers, MA)
  • Carestream CS 7600 Imaging Plate System, Carestream Health Ltd. (Yoqneam, Israel)
  • Niagara Foot Field-Adjustable Prosthetic Device, Niagara Prosthetics and Orthotics International Ltd. (Fonthill, ON, Canada), DuPont Canada, Queen’s University, Human Mobility Research Centre, Centennial Plastics Mfg. Ltd., Hippo Design, Logique 3D/Instadesign, Services PRÉCICAD Inc., and Universidad Don Bosco
  • BiOM Ankle Prosthetic Device, iWalk Inc. (Bedford, MA), Cogmedix, OnCore Manufacturing Services, and Maxon Motors)
  • Breathe NIOV Ventilation System,Breathe Technologies Inc. (Irvine, CA), AOK Tooling Ltd., ATL Technology, AARCEE Consulting, Apogee Industrial Design, and PN Engineering
  • Neptune Sound Processor, Advanced Bionics LLC (Vlencia, CA), Product Creation Studio
  • RT600 Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) Stepper Ergometer Featuring SAGE Smart Stimulation System, Restorative Therapies Inc. (Baltimore, MD), Apogee Designs Ltd.
  • SIM (Smart Incontinence Management), Simavita Pty. Ltd. (North Sydney, Australia)
  • FMwand Ferromagnetic Surgical System, Domain Surgical (Salt Lake City, UT), Eclipse Product Development, and Biomerics LLC
  • EndoSerter Corneal Endothelial Delivery Instrument, Ocular Systems Inc. (Winston-Salem, NC), Cathtek LLC
  • Alair Catheter for Bronchial Thermoplasty Procedures, Asthmatx (Sunnyvale, CA), Bridge Design
  • ActiViews CT-Guide Navigation System, ActiViews Inc. (Wakefield, MA)
  • Catalys Precision Laser System, OptiMedica Corp. (Santa Clara, CA), Lunar Design, and 219 Design LLC

2011 winners[edit]

2011 winners included:[6]

  • EV1000 clinical patient monitoring platform, Edwards Lifesciences LLC (Irvine, CA)[7]
  • Lifeline View automated external defibrillator, Defibtech LLC (Guilford, CT)
  • Mindray V Series Patient Monitoring System, Mindray (Mahwah, NJ)[8]
  • AcceleDent Orthodontic System, OrthoAccel(Houston, TX)[9]
  • Orascoptic Freedom cordless LED headlamp for dentists and hygienists, Sybron Middleton (Middleton, WI)
  • Propoint obturation point for use in root canal therapy, DRFP Ltd. (Sheffield, South Yorkshire, United Kingdom)
  • Compass interchangeable modular system, Herman Miller Healthcare (Zeeland, MI)
  • Conveen Active urine collecting bag, Coloplast A/S (Humlebaek, Denmark)
  • Encircle Compression Therapy device, The Merino Co. (TMC Apparel) (Christchurch, New Zealand)
  • Pegasus Safety Closed IV Catheter System, Becton, Dickinson and Co. (Sandy, UT)
  • Pronto-7 handheld noninvasive hemoglobin spot-check testing device, Masimo (Irvine, CA)
  • Radiant Heat Warmer (RHW) 3000 series, Zeal Medical Pvt. Ltd. (Mumbai, Maharashtra, India)
  • VeinViewer Vision vascular imaging device, Christie Medical Holdings (Memphis, TN)
  • Cranial Loop nonmetallic, cranial fixation device for postcraniotomy bone flap fixation, Neos Surgery S.L. (Barcelona-San Sebastián, Spain)
  • JuggerKnot Soft Suture Anchor, Biomet Sports Medicine (Warsaw, IN)
  • MitraClip catheter-based mitral valve repair system, Abbott Vascular (Menlo Park, CA)
  • Triangular Prostatic Stent (TPS), Allium Medical Solutions Ltd. (Caesarea Industrial Park, Israel)
  • cobas b 123 point-of-care blood gas analyzer system, Roche Diagnostics GmbH (Graz, Austria)
  • Integrated Cycler real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) thermocycler, 3M (St. Paul, MN) and Focus Diagnostics Inc. (Cypress, CA)
  • Leica BOND-III immunohistochemistry (IHC) and in-situ hybridization (ISH) staining system, Leica Biosystems Melbourne Pty. Ltd. (Melbourne, Victoria, Australia)
  • MAGPIX versatile multiplexing bioassay platform, Luminex Corp. (Austin, TX)
  • Buzzy and Bee-Stractors needle pain relief system, MMJ Labs LLC (Atlanta, GA)
  • MalleoLoc ankle orthosis, Bauerfeind AG (Zeulenroda-Triebes, Germany)
  • SpeediCath Compact Male intermittent catheter, Coloplast A/S (Humlebaek, Denmark)
  • Avedro Vedera KXS Vision Correction Device, Avedro (Waltham, MA)
  • LipiView Ocular Surface Interferometer, TearScience (Morrisville, NC)
  • Selenia Dimensions tomosynthesis (3D) system, Hologic Inc. (Bedford, MA)
  • 625 Barrier-Free Examination table, Midmark Corp. (Versailles, OH)[10]
  • Inogen One G2 portable oxygen concentrator, Inogen Inc. (Goleta, CA)
  • Philips Lifeline Medical Alert Service with AutoAlert Option medical monitoring system, Philips Design (Andover, MA)
  • DISTALOCK Intramedullary (IM) Nail and Drill System, DGIMED Ortho Inc. (Minnetonka, MN)
  • iO-Flex surgical system, Baxano Inc. (San Jose, CA)
  • PleuraFlow active tube clearance system, Xeridiem Medical Devices (formerly MRI Medical) (Tucson, AZ)
  • Talon grasping device, US Endoscopy (Mentor, OH)
  • The Mill powered surgical tool to aid in the preparation of bone graft, Stryker Instruments (Kalamazoo, MI)
  • UroLift System minimally invasive device, Neotract (Pleasanton, CA)
  • Venner A.P. Advance Video Laryngoscope, Venner Medical Singapore Pte. Ltd. (Singapore)

2010 winners[edit]

2010 winners included:[11]

  • AccuVein AV300 portable, non-contact vein illumination device, AccuVein LLC (Cold Spring Harbor, NY)
  • Hamilton C2 ICU ventilator, Hamilton Medical (Bonaduz, Switzerland)
  • LUCAS 2 chest compression system, JOLIFE AB (LUND, Sweden)
  • Portex UniPerc percutaneous tracheostomy kits, Smiths Medical International Ltd. (Hythe, Kent, United Kingdom)
  • PaX-Reve3D panoramic, cephalometric, and computerized tomography system, Vatech Co. Ltd. (Gyeonggi-Do, South Korea)
  • Vibringe sonic irrigation system, Vibringe BV (Amsterdam, NH, Netherlands)
  • Cimzia Packaging, UCB Celltech (Slough, United Kingdom)
  • Orthopaedic Implant Skinpack Package for Femoral Hips, Stryker Orthopaedics (Mahwah, NJ)
  • Alice PDx recording device, Philips Respironics (Monroeville, PA)
  • DivibaX mixing transfer device, Promens Medical Packaging A/S (Langeskov, Denmark)
  • HyGreen intelligent hand hygiene system, Xhale Innovations Inc., HyGreen division (Gainesville, FL)
  • Littmann electronic stethoscope Model 3200 with Zargis Cardioscan heart sound analysis software, 3M (St. Paul, MN) and Zargis Medical Corp. (Stamford, CT)
  • RevVac auto-retractable vacuum safety syringe, Revolutions Medical Corp. (Charleston, SC)
  • Zio Patch continuous cardiac ECG (electrocardiogram) data recorder, iRhythm Technologies Inc. (San Francisco, CA)
  • AngelMed Guardian implantable cardiac monitoring and alerting system, Angel Medical Systems (Shrewsbury, NJ)
  • Morphix suture anchor, MedShape Solutions Inc. (Atlanta, GA)
  • Orbital tissue expander (OTE), Innovia LLC (Miami, FL)
  • ABL90 FLEX blood analyzer, Radiometer Medical Aps (Broenshoej, Denmark)[12]
  • Contour USB blood glucose monitor, Bayer Diabetes Care (Tarrytown, NY)
  • OrageneDNA self collection kit (OG-500), DNA Genotek (Kanata, ON, Canada)
  • PREVI Isola high-throughput specimen and agar plate management system, bioMérieux Inc. (St. Louis, MO)[13]
  • GlowCap internet-connected pill bottle cap, Vitality Inc. (Cambridge, MA)
  • Oralflo pill swallowing cup, Oralflo Technologies LLC (Bridgewater, NJ)
  • Vitala Continence Control Device (CCD), ConvaTec Inc. (Skillman, NJ)
  • DynaTRIM trans-rectal interventional MRI with DynaCAD digital imaging workstation for prostate, Invivo Corp. (Pewaukee, WI)
  • SAVI breast brachytherapy applicator, Cianna Medical (Aliso Viejo, CA)
  • TNT 12000 x-ray test device, Fluke Biomedical (Everett, WA)
  • Vanguard breast imaging and interventional coil for Siemens MAGNETOM ESSENZA MRI scanner, Sentinelle Medical (Toronto, ON, Canada)
  • Computerized Prosthesis Alignment System (Compas), Orthocare Innovations (Mountlake Terrace, WA)
  • Intel Reader digital reading device, Intel (Santa Clara, CA)
  • M320 AlterG anti-gravity treadmill, AlterG Inc. (Fremont, CA)
  • Tibion Bionic Leg wearable rehabilitation device, Tibion Corp. (Moffett Field, CA)
  • Ajust™ adjustable single-incision sling, CR Bard, Bard Medical Division (Covington, GA)
  • Duet TRS Reload Tissue Reinforcement System, Covidien (North Haven, CT)
  • FinESS Sinus Treatment, Entellus Medical (Maple Grove, MN)
  • Hydrodebrider endoscopic suction irrigator system, Medtronic ENT (Jacksonville, FL)
  • Quill SRS knotless surgical wound closure device, Angiotech Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Reading, PA)
  • RIO robotic arm interactive orthopedic system, MAKO Surgical Corp. (Ft. Lauderdale, FL)
  • SERENGETI Minimally Invasive Retractor System, K2M Inc. (Leesburg, VA)

2009 winners[edit]

2009 winners included:[14]

  • Lifepak 15 monitor-defibrillator, Physio-Control Inc. (Redmond, WA)
  • LiquiBand Optima wound-closure adhesive, Medlogic Global Ltd. (Plympton, Plymouth, Devon, United Kingdom)
  • ThermoSuit body-cooling system, Life Recovery Systems (Waldwick, NJ)
  • Styla MicroLaser advanced dental laser system, Zap Lasers (Pleasant Hill, CA)
  • UniDose glucose meter check control, Bionostics (Devens, MA)
  • Envision E700 wound surface, Hill-Rom Co. (Charleston, SC)
  • Medigenic infection control keyboard, Esterline Advanced Input Systems (Coeur d’Alene, ID)
  • Rad-87 pulse CO-oximeter, Masimo (Irvine, CA)
  • S3 medical-surgical hospital bed, Stryker Medical (Portage, MI)
  • InterFuse interbody fusion device, Vertebral Technologies Inc. (Minnetonka, MN)
  • iUni and iDuo (unicompartmental and bicompartmental) knee resurfacing devices, ConforMIS Inc. (Burlington, MA)
  • patient care network (PCN), St. Jude Medical Inc. CRMD (Sylmar, CA)
  • BACTEC FX microbial detection system, Becton, Dickinson and Co. (Sparks, MD)
  • Benchmark Ultra immunohistochemistry and in situ hybridization staining instrument, Ventana Medical Systems Inc. (Tucson, AZ)
  • eSensor XT-8 system for warfarin sensitivity testing, Osmetech Molecular Diagnostics (Pasadena, CA)
  • INRatio2 blood coagulation monitor, Hemosense, Inverness Medical (Hayward, CA)
  • Spectra MRSA chromogenic plated medium, Thermo Fisher Scientific (Lenexa, KS)
  • TearLab osmolarity system, TearLab Corp. (San Diego, CA)
  • TRUE2go portable glucose monitor, Home Diagnostics Inc. (Fort Lauderdale, FL)
  • VITROS 5600 Integrated system, Ortho Clinical Diagnostics (Rochester, NY)
  • Bunion Aid Splint,[15] Alpha Orthotics Corp. (Tiburon, CA)
  • Accu-Right CT marker device, Accu-Right Correct Side Solutions LLC (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Aquilion ONE dynamic volume computed tomography system, Toshiba America Medical Systems Inc. (Tustin, CA)
  • NeuroStar TMS Therapy system, Neuronetics Inc. (Malvern, PA)
  • Lyric hearing aid, InSound Medical Inc. (Newark, CA)
  • NuStep T5XR recumbent cross trainer, NuStep Inc. (Ann Arbor, MI)
  • Provent professional sleep apnea therapy, Ventus Medical Inc. (Belmont, CA)
  • Whiz Freedom hygienic urine director, Jbol Ltd. (Oxford, United Kingdom)
  • ClearCut Oval Burrs, ClearCut Round Burrs, and ClearCut SLAP Burrs, Arthrex Inc. (Naples, FL)
  • Mic and Mic-Key introducer kit, Kimberly-Clark Health Care (Roswell, GA)
  • PolarWand endoscopic cryotherapy system, G. I. Supply (Camp Hill, PA)
  • Pulsar generator and PlasmaBlade disposable surgical cutting and coagulation devices, Peak Surgical Inc. (Palo Alto, CA)

2008 winners[edit]

2008 winners included:[16]

  • HemCon bandage, HemCon Medical Technologies Inc. (Portland, OR)
  • NetGuard wireless electrocardiograph system, Datascope Corp. (Montvale, NJ)
  • E4D Dentist system, D4D Technologies LLC (Richardson, TX)
  • The Single Tooth Anesthesia (STA) system, Milestone Scientific (Livingston, NJ)
  • Veramyst and Avamys (Fluticasone Furoate) nasal spray delivery device, GlaxoSmithKline R&D (Ware, Hertfordshire, UK)
  • InTouch critical-care hospital bed, Stryker Medical (Portage, MI)
  • Panda iRes and Giraffe infant warmers, GE Healthcare (Laurel, MD)
  • PowrSyringe injector, Pinyons Medical Technology Inc. (Park City, UT)
  • Tono-Pen Avia applanation tonometer, Reichert Inc. (Depew, NY)
  • TotalCare Bariatric Plus therapy system, Hill-Rom (Batesville, IN)
  • Akreos AO microincision lens, model MI60, Bausch & Lomb (Rochester, NY)
  • Peak Fx hip plate, DePuy (Warsaw, IN)
  • Tube Rotator, Labnet (Edison, NJ)
  • GeeWhiz male external condom catheter, Leading Edge Innovations Inc. (Camarillo, CA)
  • Healthy Living ThinLine deluxe flat screen blood pressure monitor, model BSD-3007, Health & Life (Chung Ho City, Taipei, Taiwan)
  • Natural Nurser baby bottle, Adiri Inc. (Palo Alto, CA)
  • NovoFine Autocover automatic safety pen needle, Novo Nordisk A/S, Denmark (Hilleroed, Denmark)
  • Uresta continence care kit, EastMed Inc. (Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada)
  • Acuson P10 handheld diagnostic ultrasound unit, Siemens Medical Solutions (Mountain View, CA)[17]
  • MicroDose mammography system, Sectra Mamea AB (Solna, Sweden)[18]
  • Nuance full-field digital mammography unit, Planmed Oy (Helsinki, Finland)
  • QuickLink loader, C. R. Bard, Bard Urological Division (Covington, GA)
  • xCAT computed tomography scanner, Xoran Technologies Inc. (Ann Arbor, MI)
  • XDS extravasation detector, Medrad Inc. (Indianola, PA)
  • Fuze T50 Manual Tilt-in-Space wheelchair, PDG Product Design Group (Vancouver, BC, Canada)
  • Genesis DM telehealth device, Honeywell HomMed (Brookfield, WI)
  • Hand Mentor Pro rehabilitation system, Kinetic Muscles Inc. (Tempe, AZ)
  • Plie microprocessor-controlled knee, Freedom Innovations (Irvine, CA)
  • REMstar Auto M Series continuous positive airway pressure system, Respironics Inc. (Murrysville, PA)
  • Amaris excimer laser, Schwind eye-tech-solutions GmbH & Co. KG (Kleinostheim, Germany)[19]
  • InteguSeal microbial sealant, Kimberly-Clark Health Care (Roswell, GA)
  • Patient Registration Mask, Stryker Leibinger GmbH & Co. KG (Freiburg, Germany)
  • RealHand high-dexterity instruments, Novare Surgical Systems Inc. (Cupertino, CA)
  • Styla Microlaser By Zap Lasers in 2008 -PER

2007 winners[edit]

2007 winners included:[20]

  • Cool-Cap neonatal head-cooling system, Olympic Medical Corp. (Seattle, WA)
  • Impella 2.5 circulatory support system, Abiomed Inc. (Danvers, MA)
  • Organ Care system, Transmedics Inc. (Andover, MA)
  • EtchMaster dental air abrasive etching instrument, Groman Inc. (Margate, FL)
  • Ezlase diode dental laser system, Biolase Technology Inc. (Irvine, CA)
  • Orthoralix 8500 panoramic dental x-ray unit, Ka Vo Dental Corp., Gendex Dental Systems (Des Plaines, IL)
  • Thermoplastic Drill Template Set, Institut Straumann AG (Basel, Switzerland)
  • Ospol dental implant system packaging, Ospol AB (Malmö, Sweden)
  • Episure AutoDetect epidural syringe, Indigo Orb Inc. (Irvine, CA)
  • Mobile Clinical Assistant, Intel Corp. (Beaverton, OR)
  • Odor Absorbing Hydrocolloid wound dressing, Avery Dennison Medical (Turnhout, Belgium)
  • Pinnacle total parenteral nutrition management system, B. Braun Medical Inc. (Bethlehem, PA)
  • SureSkin central catheter and IV dressing, Euromed Inc. (Northvale, NJ)
  • Symbiq infusion system, Hospira Inc. (Lake Forest, IL)[21]
  • Vest airway clearance system, model 205, Hill-Rom Co., Inc. (Charleston, SC)
  • Gynecare TVT Secur system for treating stress urinary incontinence, Ethicon Inc. (Somerville, NJ)
  • OrthoGlide medial knee implant, Advanced Bio Surfaces (Minnetonka, MN)
  • StimLoc deep-brain lead immobilizer, Image Guided Neurologics (Melbourne, FL)
  • Piccolo Xpress chemistry analyzer, Abaxis Inc. (Union City, CA)
  • Symphony one-touch histology slide preparation system, Ventana Medical Systems Inc. (Tucson, AZ)
  • UltraCrit hematocrit measurement device, Separation Technology Inc. (Altamonte Springs, FL)
  • Conveen Optima silicone urisheath, Coloplast A/S, Urology and Continence Care Div. (Kokkedal, Denmark)
  • Easypod subcutaneous injection device, Merck Serono International SA (Geneva, Switzerland)
  • Vicks Forehead thermometer, Kaz Inc. (New York, NY)
  • Halo360 esophageal tissue ablation system, BÂRRX Medical Inc. (Sunnyvale, CA)
  • LandmarX Element endoscopic image guidance system, Medtronic Navigation (Louisville, CO)
  • RT Vue retinal imaging system, Optovue Inc. (Fremont, CA)
  • Ness L300 leg neuroprosthesis, Ness Ltd. (Ra’anana, Israel)[22]
  • Pilot Walker enhanced mobility aid, Full Life Products LLC (Moorestown, NJ)
  • Proprio Foot motor-powered prosthesis, Ossur (Reykjavik, Iceland)
  • Xtensor upper extremity therapy device, Clinically Fit Inc. (Melville, NY)
  • Mammotome MR breast biopsy system, Ethicon Endo-Surgery (Blue Ash, OH)
  • NexFrame deep-brain trajectory guidance system, Image Guided Neurologics (Melbourne, FL)
  • Pascal photocoagulator, OptiMedica (Santa Clara, CA)
  • Stryker Precision Saw, Stryker Instruments (Kalamazoo, MI)

2006 winners[edit]

2006 winners included:[23]

  • Rad-57 portable pulse CO-oximeter, Masimo Corp. (Irvine, CA)
  • Rugged Power-Pro XT ambulance cot, Stryker EMS (Portage, MI)
  • DenLite DP5000 illuminated dental mirror, Welch Allyn Inc. (Skaneateles Falls, NY)
  • Image-Guided Implantology system, DenX Advanced Dental Systems Ltd. (Jerusalem)
  • NanoCool controlled-temperature shipping system, NanoCool LLC (Albuquerque)
  • Cortrak feeding-tube placement system, Viasys Healthcare/Medsystems (Wheeling, IL)
  • CrossJect single-use needle-free injection system, CrossJect SA (Paris)
  • IVantage volumetric ambulatory infusion system, Delphi Medical Systems (Troy, MI)
  • OmniPod insulin management system, Insulet Corp. (Bedford, MA)
  • Gynecare Prolift pelvic floor repair system, Ethicon Inc. (Somerville, NJ)
  • Nucleus Freedom system, Cochlear (Lane Cove, New South Wales, Australia)
  • Afinion AS100 analyzer, Axis-Shield PoC AS (Oslo, Norway)
  • CellTracks analyzer II, Immunicon Corp. (Huntingdon Valley, PA)
  • IDI-MRSA assay, BD Diagnostics-GeneOhm (San Diego)
  • Swing breast pump, Medela Inc. (McHenry, IL)
  • CereTom mobile computed tomography scanner, NeuroLogica Corp. (Danvers, MA)
  • HD lower-leg array coil, GE Healthcare, Coils Division (Aurora, OH)
  • SureFlex laser lithotripsy fibers, IQinc (Phoenix)
  • Cleo 90 infusion set, Smiths Medical MD Inc. (St. Paul, MN)
  • eFlow electronic nebulizer, Pari GmbH (Munich, Germany)
  • Impact solar-powered hearing aid battery recharger, Project Impact (Berkeley, CA)
  • Inogen One oxygen concentrator system, Inogen Inc. (Goleta, CA)
  • 360° Fascia Closure Device, SuturTek Inc. (North Chelmsford, MA)
  • PassPort shielded trocar, Patton Surgical (Austin, TX)
  • SpineJet MicroResector, HydroCision Inc. (Billerica, MA)
  • Straightshot M4 microdebrider, Medtronic ENT (Jacksonville, FL)

2005 winners[edit]

2005 winners included:[24]

  • StarClose vascular closure system, Abbott Vascular Devices (Redwood City, CA)
  • Insorb 20 subcuticular skin stapler, Incisive Surgical Inc. (Plymouth, MN)
  • ClozeX wound-closure device, Clozex Medical LLC (Wellesley Hills, MA)
  • Cassi Rotational core biopsy device, Sanarus Medical Inc. (Pleasanton, CA)
  • cardioPAT perioperative autotransfusion system, Haemonetics (Braintree, MA)
  • Savia 211 dSZ hearing system, Phonak AG (Stäfa, Switzerland)
  • Sage oxygen therapeutic device, Chad Therapeutics (Chatsworth, CA)
  • Motiva interactive healthcare platform, Philips Medical Systems (Milpitas, CA)
  • Z-View aberrometer, Ophthonix Inc. (San Diego)
  • Somatom Sensation 64 computed tomography system, Siemens Medical Solutions (Malvern, PA)
  • Intelect Advanced and Mobile Electrotherapy range, Chattanooga Group (Hixson, TN)
  • Vicks Baby Thermometer, Kaz Inc. (New York City)
  • Humatrope reconstitution device, Eli Lilly and Co., Pharmaceutical Delivery Systems (Indianapolis)
  • ConfiDose disposable autoinjector, PharmaPen Inc. (Athens, TX)
  • Niox Mino, handheld FENO analyzer, Aerocrine AB (Solna, Sweden)
  • GeneChip Scanner 3000 with autoloader, Affymetrix Inc. (Santa Clara, CA)
  • Alegria multisample random access ELISA analyzer, Orgentec Diagnostika GmbH (Mainz, Germany)
  • Axxess neurostimulation leads, Advanced Neuromodulation Systems (Plano, TX)
  • Vital Heat body temperature regulator, Dynatherm Medical Inc. (Burlingame, CA)
  • The Lighted Ear Curette, Bionix Development Corp. (Toledo, OH)
  • F.A.S.T. (Facilitated Aspiration/Suction Thrombectomy), Genesis Medical Interventional Inc. (Redwood City, CA)
  • EnteraLite Infinity enteral feeding system, Zevex Inc. (Salt Lake City)
  • ALYX component collection system, Baxter Healthcare Corp. (Round Lake, IL)
  • 3M Foam adhesive dressing, 3M Co. (St. Paul, MN)
  • RelyX Luting Plus cement, 3M ESPE Dental Product Development Specialist (St. Paul, MN)
  • Waterlase MD dental therapy laser, BioLase Technology Inc. (San Clemente, CA)
  • OptraGate, SFS intec AG (Altstatten, Switzerland)
  • LifeSync wireless ECG system, GMP Wireless Medicine Inc. (Fort Lauderdale, FL)
  • Lifeline (aka Reviver) automated external defibrillator, Defibtech (Guilford, CT)
  • EZ-IO intraosseous delivery device, VidaCare Corp. (San Antonio)

2004 winners[edit]

2004 winners included:[25]

  • microTargeting Platform System, FHC Inc. (Bowdoinham, ME)
  • Indigo Optima laser system, Ethicon Endo-Surgery Inc. (Cincinnati)
  • Endoscopic Full-Thickness Plicator, NDO Surgical (Mansfield, MA)
  • Diego powered dissector, Gyrus ENT LLC (Bartlett, TN)
  • Storm Series TDX5 power wheelchair, Invacare Inc. (Elyria, OH)
  • Omega T-Ring CAD tool, Ohio Willow Wood (Mount Sterling, OH)
  • Hand Mentor rehabilitation system, Kinetic Muscles Inc. (Tempe, AZ)
  • Secca fecal incontinence treatment system, Curon Medical Inc. (Fremont, CA)
  • Partner Rhythm Assistant, Guidant Corp. (Indianapolis)
  • CT Exprés advanced contrast media delivery system, Swiss Medical Care, SA (Lausanne, Switzerland)
  • Cardiac CryoAblation Catheter and CryoConsole, CryoCath Technologies Inc. (Montreal, QC, Canada)
  • Vicks underarm thermometer, Kaz Inc. (New York City)
  • HealthWear weight loss system, BodyMedia Inc. (Pittsburgh)
  • VersaTrek automated microbial detection system, Trek Diagnostic Systems Inc. (Cleveland)
  • ThinPrep imaging system, Cytyc Corp. (Boxborough, MA)
  • Paradigm Link blood glucose meter, BD Medical, Diabetes Care (Franklin Lakes, NJ), Medtronic MiniMed (Northridge, CA), and Nova Biomedical (Waltham, MA)
  • CellTracks AutoPrep system, Immunicon Corp. (Huntingdon Valley, PA)
  • bion microstimulator, Advanced Bionics Corp. (Valencia, CA)
  • Zassi bowel management system, Zassi Medical Evolutions Inc. (Fernandina Beach, FL)
  • Syndeo patient-controlled analgesia syringe pump, Baxter Healthcare Corp. (Round Lake, IL)
  • Avalon CTS cordless fetal transducer system, Philips Medizin Systeme GmbH (Boeblingen, Germany)
  • Aquadex System 100 fluid removal system, CHF Solutions Inc. (Brooklyn Park, MN)
  • Algo 3i newborn hearing screener, Natus Medical Inc. (San Carlos, CA)
  • Dermabond topical adhesive ProPen XL, Closure Medical Corp. (Raleigh, NC)
  • PrepMaster disposable air abrasion instrument, Groman Inc. (Margate, FL)
  • BiteStrip disposable bruxism test, SLP Ltd. (Tel Aviv, Israel)
  • LifePort kidney transporter, Organ Recovery System (Des Plaines, IL)
  • Audicor cardiograph expansion system, Inovise Medical Inc. (Newberg, OR)

2003 winners[edit]

2003 winners included:[26]

  • Zeus robotic endoscopic surgical workstation, Computer Motion (Goleta, CA)
  • Intralase FS ophthalmological laser, Intralase (Irvine, CA)
  • CORx integrated oxygenation system, CardioVention (Santa Clara, CA)
  • A-2000 bispectral index (BIS) consciousness monitor, Aspect Medical Systems (Newton, MA)
  • UroCycler bladder management system, UroSolutions Inc. (Orlando, FL)
  • Taylor Spatial Frame and orthopedic fixator system, Smith & Nephew Inc., Orthopaedic Div. (Memphis, TN)
  • Cozmo insulin pump and My Treatment Assistant PC communications, Deltec Inc. (St. Paul, MN)
  • Sonos 7500 Live 3-D ultrasound system, Philips Medical Systems (Andover, MA)
  • MammoSite radiation therapy system, Proxima Therapeutics Inc. (Alpharetta, GA)
  • iLook personal imaging tool, SonoSite Inc. (Bothell, WA)
  • Symphony breast pump, Medela Inc. (McHenry, IL)
  • PiKo-1 handheld lung-function monitor, Pulmonary Data Services Inc. (Louisville, CO)
  • OraQuick Rapid HIV-1 antibody test, OraSure Technologies Inc. (Bethlehem, PA)
  • Accu-Chek Inform blood glucose meter, Roche Diagnostics (Indianapolis)
  • ContourMed Advantage external breast prosthesis, ContourMed Inc. (Little Rock, AR)
  • Ascension metacarpalphalangeal joint implant, Ascension Orthopedics Inc. (Austin, TX)
  • SmartSite Plus needle-free valve with positive displacement, Alaris Medical Systems Inc. (San Diego)
  • Joey disposable umbilical cord clamp and cutter, Maternus (San Antonio, TX)
  • Introcan Safety intravenous catheter, B. Braun OEM/Industrial Div., B. Braun Medical Inc. (Bethlehem, PA)
  • Easytab hearing aid battery delivery system, Duracell (Bethel, CT)
  • Rugged Stair-Pro lightweight emergency transportation device, Stryker EMS (Kalamazoo, MI)
  • HeartStart home defibrillator, Philips Medical Systems Heartstream (Seattle, WA)
  • Angel single-patient-use telemetry system, Medical Data Electronics Inc. (Arleta, CA)

2002 winners[edit]

2002 winners included:[27]

  • UltraCision harmonic scalpel generator 300, Ethicon Endo-Surgery (Cincinnati, OH)
  • Thermal Cautery Unit, model 150, Geiger Medical Technologies Inc. (Monarch Beach, CA)
  • StealthStation Treon treatment guidance system, Medtronic SNT (Louisville, CO)
  • ESD Flexible Endoscopic Suturing Device, LSI Solutions (Victor, NY)
  • Cbyon Suite, Cbyon Inc. (Palo Alto, CA)
  • Assura EasiClose drainable ostomy pouch, Coloplast (Marietta, GA)
  • PanOptic ophthalmoscope, Welch Allyn Inc. (Skaneateles Falls, NY)
  • OptiGo, Philips Medical Systems (Andover, MA)
  • Given Diagnostic Imaging System featuring the M2A Capsule, Given Imaging Ltd. (Yoqneam, Israel)
  • DigitEyes laser slit lamp, Bausch & Lomb (Salt Lake City)
  • SleepStrip disposable sleep apnea screener, SLP Ltd. (Tel-Aviv, Israel)
  • SimpleJect auto-injector system, Owen Mumford Ltd. (Oxford, UK)
  • DuraShock integrated aneroid sphygmomanometer, Welch Allyn Inc. (Skaneateles Falls, NY)
  • Accu-Chek Compact, Roche Diagnostics Corp. (Mannheim, Germany)
  • Strata CSF shunt, Medtronic Neurosurgery (Goleta, CA)
  • On-X Valve, Medical Carbon Research Institute (Austin, TX)
  • Dermagraft, Advanced Tissue Sciences (La Jolla, CA)
  • Ancure endograft system, Guidant Corp. (Menlo Park, CA)
  • Welch Allyn Ear Wash system, Welch Allyn Inc. (Skaneatekes Falls, NY)
  • TherOx AO system, TherOx Inc. (Irvine, CA)
  • OxiFirst fetal pulse oximetry system, Nellcor (Pleasanton, CA)
  • GSI Audioscreener, GSI Viasys Healthcare (Madison, WI)
  • Kryotrans transport system, Kryotrans Ltd. (London)
  • Duplex drug delivery system, B. Braun Medical Inc. (Irvine, CA)
  • Invisalign teeth-straightening system, Align Technology Inc. (Santa Clara, CA)
  • HealOzone TEC3, Micro Motors (Santa Ana, CA)
  • Elipar FreeLight cordless LED curing light, 3M ESPE AG (Seefeld, Germany)
  • SpeedBlocks head immobilizer, Laerdal Medical Corp. (Wappingers Falls, NY)

2001 winners[edit]

2001 winners included:[28]

  • Tissuebond applicator and Tissuemed 180 lightsource system, Tissuemed Ltd. (Leeds, UK)
  • Neptune waste-management system, Stryker Instruments, a division of Stryker Corp. (Kalamazoo, MI)
  • Mammotome handheld breast biopsy system, Ethicon Endo-Surgery Inc. (Cincinnati, OH)
  • InsideView, LSI Solutions (Rochester, NY)
  • Aortic connector system, St. Jude Medical (St. Paul, MN)
  • Pathfinder prosthetic foot, Ohio Willow Wood Co. (Mt. Sterling, OH)
  • HELiOS personal oxygen system, Tyco Healthcare Puritan-Bennett (Indianapolis, IN)
  • Claro and WatchPilot digital hearing instruments, Phonak (Warrenville, IL)
  • Echo-Coat ultrasound needles, STS Biopolymers Inc. (Henrietta, NY)
  • DirectView CR800 system, Eastman Kodak Co. (Rochester, NY)
  • Beta-Cath, Novoste Corp. (Norcross, GA)
  • TravelMate, Caring Hands Inc. (Hayden, ID)
  • eScreen drugs-of-abuse testing system, eScreen Inc. (Overland Park, KS)
  • BenchMark automated histology staining system, Ventana Medical Systems Inc. (Tucson, AZ)
  • Nucleus 24 Contour, Cochlear Ltd. (Sydney, Australia)
  • HELEX septal occluder, W. L. Gore and Associates (Flagstaff, AZ)
  • Protectiv Acuvance IV safety catheter, Ethicon Endo-Surgery Vascular Access (Cincinnati, OH)
  • Grab ’n Go III portable medical oxygen system, Praxair Inc. (Danbury, CT)
  • Goldenberg snarecoil needle, Ranfac Corp. (Avon, MA)
  • Acapella chest physical therapy device, DHD Healthcare (Wampsville, NY)
  • Prompt L-Pop, ESPE Dental AG (Seefeld, Germany)
  • Kabiven multichamber parenteral nutrition packaging system, Fresenius Kabi (Uppsala, Sweden)
  • WaterPik Flosser, WaterPik Technologies (Ft. Collins, CO)
  • BriteSmile 2000, BriteSmile Inc. (Walnut Creek, CA)
  • XCalibur mobile transporter 6, Ferno-Washington Inc. (Wilmington, OH)
  • Radical Signal Extraction Technology (SET) pulse oximeter, Masimo Corp. (Irvine, CA)
  • Life Support for Trauma and Transport (LSTAT), Integrated Medical Systems Inc. (Signal Hill, CA)

2000 winners[edit]

2000 winners included:[29]

  • FAST 1 adult intraosseous infusion system, Pyng Medical Corp. (Vancouver, BC, Canada)
  • Infusion Dynamics Power Infuser portable electronic infusion pump, Infusion Dynamics Inc. (Plymouth Meeting, PA)
  • Parker Flex-Tip endotracheal tube, Parker Medical (Englewood, CO)
  • Diamond Probe/Perio 2000 periodontal disease evaluation system, Diamond General Development Corp. (Ann Arbor, MI)
  • NTR Natural Tooth Replacement one-piece surgical tooth-replacement system, Diamond General Development Corp. (Ann Arbor, MI)
  • Betadine PrepStick applicator, Purdue Frederick Co. (Norwalk, CT)
  • Dialpak III contraceptive tablet dispenser, Ortho McNeil Pharmaceutical (Raritan, NJ)
  • Propyflex PVC-free bags, Pactiv/Tenneco (The Netherlands)
  • Ferris PolyMem wound-care dressings, Ferris Mfg. Corp. (Burr Ridge, IL)
  • NC-Stat system for detection and assessment of repetitive stress injuries, NeuroMetrix (Cambridge, MA)
  • SureSight vision screener, Welch Allyn (Skaneateles Falls, NY)
  • Amoena Luxa contact breast prosthesis, Coloplast Corp. (Marietta, GA)
  • Raymedica PDN long-term prosthetic disk nucleus implant, Raymedica Inc. (Minneapolis)
  • AtLast blood-glucose monitoring system, Amira Medical (Scotts Valley, CA)
  • Careside Analyzer blood testing system, Careside Inc. (Culver City, CA)
  • Dr. Brown’s Natural Flow baby bottle, Handi-Craft Company, Inc. (Bonne Terre, MO)
  • Personal Lasette blood-sampling laser device, Cell Robotics (Albuquerque, NM)
  • Cypress portable ultrasound system for cardiac imaging, Acuson Corp. (Plymouth Meeting, PA)
  • Logiq 700 Expert Series ultrasound system, GE Medical Systems (Milwaukee)
  • SonoSite 180 hand-carried ultrasound system, SonoSite Inc. (Bothell, WA)
  • Health Hero Network Health Buddy systemfor collecting and transmitting patient data, Health Hero Network Inc. (Mountain View, CA)
  • Interactive Healthcare Services daily communication link between patients and healthcare providers, Agilent Technologies (Palo Alto, CA)
  • Natura digital hearing device, Sonic Innovations (Salt Lake City)
  • NuPulse mechanical compression device NuPulse mechanical compression device, Kinetic Concepts Inc. (San Antonio, TX)
  • AutoSonix ultrasonic cutting and coagulating system, U.S. Surgical (North Haven, CT)
  • Intergel adhesion prevention solution, Ethicon Inc. (Somerville, NJ)
  • Saufera bacteriostatic PVA foam sponge, Hydrofera LLC (Willimantic, CT)
  • Sew-Right SR-5 and Ti-Knot TK-5, hand instruments for minimally invasive surgery, LSI Solutions (Rochester, NY)
  • Weck Hem-o-Lok polymer ligation clip system, Weck Closure Systems (Research Triangle Park, NC)

1999 winners[edit]

1999 winners included:[30]

  • Mark I articulating splint, Cramer Products Inc. (Gardner, KS)
  • Speedband Superview band ligator, ACT Medical Inc. (Newton, MA)
  • Sovereign medical system, Allergan (Irvine, CA)
  • Mega 2000 patient return electrode system, MegaDyne Medical Products Inc. (Draper, UT)
  • Intuitive Surgical system, Intuitive Surgical Inc. (Mountain View, CA)
  • CDI 500 blood parameter monitoring system, 3M Health Care (Tustin, CA)
  • Angio-Seal hemostatic puncture closure device, St. Jude Medical (Bothell, WA)
  • Access Perforator, the Anspach Effort Inc. (Palm Beach Gardens, FL)
  • Quickie XTR wheelchair, Sunrise Medical (Longmont, CO)
  • On3 lateral transfer device, Ergodyne (St. Paul, MN)
  • Nextep contour leg walker, Johnson & Johnson Professional Inc. (Raynham, MA)
  • DynaVox 3100 augmentative communicator, DynaVox Systems Inc. (Pittsburgh)
  • CPAP mask, HealthDyne Technologies (Marietta, GA)
  • LightSheer diode laser system, Star Medical Technologies (Pleasanton, CA)
  • CryoGyn miniature cryotherapy device, CryoGen (San Diego)
  • Airis II magnetic resonance imaging system, Hitachi Medical Corp. (Tokyo)
  • ThermoScan IRT 3520, Braun ThermoScan (San Diego)
  • CrossAction toothbrush, Oral-B Laboratories (Belmont, CA)
  • AED/CPR Prompt, CPR Prompt (Solon, OH)
  • Stat Profile pHOx blood gas/oximeter, Nova Biomedical Corp. (Waltham, MA)
  • Precision PCx, MediSense Inc./Abbott Laboratories (Bedford, MA)
  • LARA (Laser-Assisted Ratio Analyzer), Alimenterics Inc. (Morris Plains, NJ)
  • ImmunoDip test for urinary albumin, Diagnostic Chemicals Ltd. (Oxford, CT)
  • Hematype Segment device, Medical Safety Products Inc. (Englewood, CO)
  • ClearPlan Easy fertility monitor, Unipath Diagnostics Co. (Princeton, NJ)
  • LifeSite hemodialysis access system, Vasca Inc. (Tewksbury, MA)
  • BodyForm thoraco-lumbar fixation system and RadioPlate anterior cervical fixation system, Theken Surgical (Barberton, OH)
  • WarmTouch Model 5200 patient warming system, Mallinckrodt Inc. (St. Louis)
  • Intima II catheter, Becton Dickinson Infusion Therapy Systems (Sandy, UT)
  • Humphrey FDT visual field instrument, Welch Allyn Inc. (Skaneateles Falls, NY)
  • EnteraLite ambulatory enteral feeding pump, Zevex Inc. (Salt Lake City)
  • Detector, Mentor Medical (Santa Barbara, CA)
  • Bridge Sentry, Bridge Medical (Solana Beach, CA)
  • Bilicheck noninvasive bilirubin analyzer, SpectRx Inc. (Norcross, GA)
  • Vasceze plungerless syringe, Vital Pharma (Riviera Beach, FL)
  • UniJect prefill injection device, Becton Dickinson (Franklin Lakes, NJ)
  • Humalog/Humulin pen, Eli Lilly and Co. (Indianapolis)
  • Hi & Dri, DriDent. Entry submitted by Microplas Inc. (Clinton, MA)
  • Dental Unit waterline filtration system, Pall Medical (Ann Arbor, MI)
  • AirTouch cavity detection and treatment system, Midwest Dental Products (Des Plaines, IL)

1998 winners[edit]

1998 winners included:[31]

  • CombiCarrier, Hartwell Medical Corp. (Carlsbad, CA)
  • Temporary Pacemakers (Model 5348 Single Chamber and Model 5388 Dual Chamber), Medtronic Inc. (Minneapolis, MN)
  • The Wand, Milestone Scientific (Livingston, NJ)
  • Colleague volumetric infusion pump, Baxter Healthcare Corp. (Round Lake, IL)
  • Denver Micro V personal centrifuge, Denver Instrument Co. (Arvada, CO)
  • FirstPICC catheter, Becton Dickinson, Infusion Therapy Systems Group (Sandy, UT)
  • LogiCal pressure transducer system, Medex Inc. (Hilliard, OH)
  • SmartSite needle-free valve, Alaris Medical Systems (Creedmoor, NC)
  • Dermagraft-TC skin replacement, Advanced Tissue Sciences (La Jolla, CA)
  • Combination Cartridge, Diametrics Medical Inc. (Roseville, MN)
  • UniFluidics hydraulics module, Bayer Diagnostics (Tarrytown, NY)
  • Persist urinary control system, DesChutes Medical Products Inc. (Bend, OR)
  • PF Profiler, Medical Graphics Corp. (St. Paul, MN)
  • Clarion S-Series speech processor, Advanced Bionics Corp. (San Fernando, CA)
  • Quantum PD peritoneal dialysis system, Baxter Healthcare Corp. (Largo, FL)
  • TotalCare system acute-care hospital bed, Hill-Rom Company, Inc. (Batesville, IN)
  • Endoscopic Vessel-Harvesting System, Ethicon Endo-Surgery Inc. (Cincinnati)
  • OrthoPAT orthopedic perioperative autotransfusion system, Transfusion Technologies Corp. (Natick, MA)


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