Medical Design Excellence Awards
The Medical Design Excellence Awards (MDEA) program is now accepting entries for its 2008 competition from companies and individuals worldwide involved in the design, engineering, manufacture, or distribution of finished medical devices or medical packaging. Now in its eleventh year, MDEA has previously presented awards to more than 250 groundbreaking products. Entries are accepted in 10 medical product categories, and are evaluated by a multidisciplinary panel of jurors with expertise in engineering, medicine, human factors, industrial design, manufacturing, and other design- and healthcare-related fields. All entered products must be commercially available to be ordered or purchased by 31 December 2007.
With the standard submission deadline of 17 December fast approaching, companies interested in competing in the 2008 program are encouraged to visit its Web site at www.MDEAwards.com for additional details and a downloadable entry form. Winning products will be announced in April 2008, and honored with gold and silver awards at a ceremony during the Medical Design & Manufacturing (MD&M) East Conference and Exposition, 3-5 June 2008, in New York City's Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.