The 2012 Medical Design Excellence Awards

Several very cool products were reviewed at this year’s Medical Design Excellence Awards (MDEA) in Los Angeles, CA. I served as a juror for this year’s competition.  The annual event is sponsored by MD+DI and organized byUBM Canon and is recognized as the premier awards program for the medical technology community.  For more information on the competition, visit the MDEA Web site.

Categories for the competition included:  Critical-care and Emergency Products, Dental Instruments, Equipment and Supplies, Finished Packaging, General Hospital Devices and Therapeutic Products, Implant and Tissue Replacement Products, In-vitro Diagnostics, Over-the-Counter and Self Care Products, Radiological and Electromechanical Devices, Rehabilitation and Assistive-Technology Products, Surgical Equipment Instruments and Supplies.

The 2012 MDEA Lifetime Achievement Award was given to Dr. Thomas Fogerty.

The Four Trends that we identified in this year’s competition included:  Designed for Affordability, Easing the Burden of Chronic Disease, Products for Emerging Markets and Bringing Devices Down to size.

Listen to a Medical Design Roundtable Podcast with Ed Chekan, Craig Friedman, Stuart Karten and Steve Wilcox.


About Ed Chekan, MD, FACS

Minimally Invasive Surgeon An American Board of Surgery certified, Fellowship trained Minimally Invasive Surgeon that fills the gap between the clinical practice of surgery and the business of medical device innovation. Minimally Invasive Surgery Medical Devices Device Tissue Interaction Life Science Education Professional Education Opinions expressed here are my own.
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