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The Medical Design Excellence Awards (MDEAs)  which recognizes technological achievements of medical device manufacturers, announced the 2019 winners across nine product categories at its annual awards ceremony that took place on June 11, in conjunction with Medical Design and Manufacturing (MD&M) East. Every year, the MDEAs celebrate medtech innovation by recognizing significant achievements in medical product design and engineering that improve the quality of healthcare delivery and accessibility.

In addition to the nine product categories, this year’s MDEAs recognize Best in Show and MD+DI Readers’ Choice honors.

The MDEAs accept entries from companies and individuals involved in the design, engineering, manufacturing, or distribution of finished medical devices. Winners are chosen by a panel of jurors made up of clinicians, engineers, and designers who carefully review all product submissions and narrow them down to a maximum of six finalists in each category. From there, jurors vote whether to award a bronze, silver, and gold award in each category, as well as select an overall best-in-show winner.

The 2019 MDEA winners include:

Digital Health Products and Mobile Medical Apps

  • Gold: FreeStyle Libre – Abbott

Abbott's FreeStyle Libre won gold.
  • Silver: Peerbridge Cor™ – Peerbridge Health
  • Bronze: Pulm Ex – Level Ex

Drug-Delivery and Combination Products

  • Gold: BYDUREON BCise – AstraZeneca
  • Silver: clEARdropper – AJB LLC
  • Bronze: Eluvia™ Drug Eluting Vascular Stent – Boston Scientific Corporation

ER and OR Tools, Equipment, and Supplies

  • Gold: The CrossBow Fascial Closure System with Adaptor – Suture Ease, Inc.
  • Silver: The MOSES Holmium Laser Technology – Lumenis Ltd.
  • Bronze: The Levita Magnetic Surgical System – Levita Magnetics

Gastrointestinal and Genitourinary Devices

  • Silver: LithoVue Empower™ Retrieval Deployment Device – Boston Scientific Corporation

Implant and Tissue-Replacement Products

  • Gold: Genesys Spine AIS-C Stand Alone System – Genesys Spine
  • Silver: EXPEDIUM® – DePuy Synthes/J&J Medical Devices Companies
  • Bronze: The AiO™ Block and MDT – United Orthopedic Corporation

Nonsurgical Hospital Supplies and Equipment

  • Gold: iLux® Device – Tear Film Innovations, Inc.
  • Silver: Ceribell Rapid Response EEG – Ceribell, Inc.
  • Bronze: SkinPen® – Bellus Medical

Over-the-Counter and Self-Care Products

  • Gold: Elvie Pump – Elvie
  • Silver: Dr. Brown's® Specialty Feeding System – Handi-Craft Company
  • Bronze: Lumin Bullet – 3B Medical, Inc.

Radiological, Imaging, and Electromechanical Devices

  • Gold: LessRay – NuVasive
  • Silver: Valeda™ Light Delivery System – LumiThera
  • Bronze: The WalterLorenz Surgical Assist Arm – Zimmer Biomet

Testing and Diagnostic Products and Systems

  • Gold: Ceribell Rapid Response EEG – Ceribell, Inc.
  • Silver: Dexcom G6 CGM System – Dexcom
  • Bronze: PIVO – Velano Vascular
  • Bronze: VENTANA DP 200 – Roche Tissue Diagnostics

Best in Show

  • Ceribell Rapid Response EEG – Ceribell, Inc.

MD+DI Readers’ Choice

  • gammaCore Sapphire™ – electroCore, Inc.

The 2019 MDEA are sponsored by Phillips-Medisize.