TRUMBULL, Conn., April 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ZetrOZ, Inc. ( www.zetroz.com) announced today that its Ultroz Elite Wearable Ultrasonic Therapy System has been selected as a finalist in the 15 th AnnualMedical Design Excellence Awards competition . The Ultroz Elite Wearable Ultrasonic Therapy System is the first of its kind - a miniaturized therapeutic ultrasound system designed and engineered to reduce swelling, relieve pain, speed healing and enhance athletic performance. The device is about the size of an ipod and can be worn during normal activity. The Ultroz Elite is recommended by top Equine veterinarians and physical therapists worldwide. ZetrOZ, Inc. is currently awaiting FDA approval and CE mark for the human version of its wearable ultrasound therapy system. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130402/NY87686 ) The Medical Design Excellence Awards ( www.MDEAwards.com) are the industry's premier design awards competition and is the only awards program exclusively recognizing contributions and advances in the design of medical products. Entries are evaluated on the basis of their design and engineering features, including innovative use of materials, user-related functions improving healthcare delivery and changing traditional medical attitudes or practices, features providing enhanced benefits to the patient, and the ability of the product development team to overcome design and engineering challenges so the product meets its clinical objectives. A comprehensive review of the entries was performed by an impartial, multidisciplinary panel of third-party jurors with expertise in biomedical engineering, human factors, industrial design, medicine, and diagnostics. "We are honored to be recognized by the MDEA judges," said Bryant Guffey, CEO of ZetrOZ, Inc. "The widespread adoption of our wearable ultrasound systems in the medical veterinary community and on top equine athletes has been a fantastic and rewarding experience. We're looking forward to introducing the product for human use later this year." Finalists in each of the competition's ten categories were officially announced in the April issue of Medical Device and Diagnostic Industry ( www.mddionline.com) magazine. The winners will be announced on June 19, 2013, during a cocktail reception starting at 4:30 pm at the Marriott Hotel in downtown Philadelphia. The ceremony will be held in conjunction with the 30 th MD&M East event ( www.MDMEast.com) at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, June 19, 2013. MDEA-winning products will be honored at the ceremony with Bronze, Silver, or Gold-level awards in each category. One Gold-winning product will be awarded 'Best-in-Show'. The Medical Design Excellence Awards are underwritten and presented by UBM Canon, the global advanced manufacturing and MedTech authority, and by Medical Device and Diagnostic Industry ( MD+DI), the industry's central source for late breaking news, information, and business intelligence. For more information about the Medical Design Excellence Awards, visit www.MDEAwards.com, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Media Contact: JoAnne Guarino 888-202-9831 email@example.com SOURCE ZetrOZ, Inc.