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Call For Entries - 15th Annual Medical Design Excellence Awards

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The MedTech Industry's Premier Design Competition is now accepting entries. Proudly presented by UBM Canon and MD+DI , the Medical Design Excellence Awards program has provided market visibility to over 500 innovative MedTech products that are changing the face of healthcare today. The MDEA also celebrates the achievements of medical product manufacturers, their suppliers, and the many people behind the scenes— engineers, scientists, designers, and clinicians—who are responsible for these groundbreaking innovations.

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Transforming MedTech—One Innovation at a Time

Entries are evaluated by a multidisciplinary panel of jurors with expertise in industrial design, engineering, human factors, manufacturing, medicine, and other design and healthcare-related fields. Selected products must not only pass design and engineering excellence, manufacturing effectiveness and innovation, but also the overall benefit to the medical and healthcare industry.

Eligibility Requirements and Categories:

The MDEA competition accepts entries in ten medical product categories from companies and individuals worldwide involved in the design, engineering, manufacture, or distribution of finished medical devices or medical packaging products. To be eligible for entry in the 2013 MDEA competition, products must be commercially available— able to be ordered or purchased—by December 31, 2012 .

Deadlines and Entry Fees:
  • Standard: December 7, 2012 - $600 (Reduced Entry Fee)
  • Late: January 11, 2013 - $700

Winners, Finalists, and their Suppliers benefit from:
  • Extensive publicity in connection with MDEA announcements, which are carried on PR Newswire and delivered to hundreds of wide-reaching media outlets.
  • Coverage in UBM Canon MedTech Group 's industry-leading Events, Conferences, and Media products.
  • Recognition at the live MDEA ceremony, attended by over 400 MedTech industry leaders, held at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown on June 19, 2013, in conjunction with UBM Canon's MD&M East event.
  • Exclusive right to use and display the special MDEA logos on their product packaging, promotional materials, advertisements, and company websites.

The MDEA will also be honoring an individual with the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award for contributions over a long career that have a demonstrable impact on technological, business, and cultural advancements in medical devices. This award was given to Dr. Thomas Fogarty at the 2012 MDEA ceremony and was presented to him by industry luminary Dean Kamen.

Parties interested in entering in the 2013 Medical Design Excellence Awards competition are encouraged to visit for complete program details, including a downloadable entry form, entry materials checklist, instructions, rules, and past winners. Please send any inquiries to

Sponsorship opportunities are also available. Download the Sponsor Packages or contact

The MDEA program is endorsed by AdvaMed; AIMBE; HTF; HFES; MDMA; and NCIIA.

The Medical Design Excellence Awards are underwritten and produced by the UBM Canon MedTech Group.

About UBM Canon

UBM Canon, the leading B2B media company dedicated exclusively to the global $3.0 trillion advanced manufacturing sector, helps support the flow of information, commerce and innovation in such sophisticated segments as medical devices and pharmaceutical development. UBM Canon also addresses cutting-edge developments in broader areas of advanced engineering design and manufacturing, and manufacturing processes and packaging. UBM Canon is part of UBM plc (UBM.L) a global provider of media and information services for professional B2B communities and markets.


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