Medical Design Excellence Awards names top medical devices of 2017

The Medical Device and Diagnostic Industry on June 13 announced the 2017 winners of the Medical Design Excellence Awards.

The awards recognize devicemakers for their innovation in medical product design and engineering. An expert panel of clinicians, engineers and designers choose the winners for nine categories based on five criteria: design and engineering innovations, functional innovations, overall healthcare benefits, patient benefits and competitive landscape.

Here are the 2017 category winners.

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

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
Silver: PrecisionPoint Transperineal Access System — Corbin Clinical Resources
Bronze: Signia Powered Stapling System — Medtronic

Gastrointestinal and genitourinary devices
Gold: Dakota Nitinol Stone Retrieval Device with OpenSure Handle — Boston Scientific Corp.
Silver: Eclipse System bowel control therapy — Pelvalon
Bronze: Resolution 360 Clip — Boston Scientific Corp.

Implant and tissue replacement products
Gold: I-Ring — Beaver-Visitec International
Silver: Rigidloop Adjustable Cortical Fixation System — DePuy Synthes Co.
Bronze: Belvedere Lateral Plating System — NeuroStructures

Nonsurgical hospital supplies and equipment
Gold: Gavi — Genea Biomedx
Silver: Envella Air Fluidized Therapy Bed — Hill-Rom
Bronze: ivWatch Model 400 — Watch

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
Bronze: Eargo — Eargo

Testing and diagnostic products and systems
Gold: SAMBA — Diagnostics for the Real World
Silver: ePlex — GenMark Diagnostics
Bronze: FreeStyle Libre — Abbott Laboratories

Readers' choice
Vectra WB360 — Canfield Scientific

Best in show
Linx — Endolite

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