SANTA MONICA, Calif., Nov. 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Medical Device and Diagnostic Industry ( MD+DI) magazine announced today that Edwards Lifesciences has been honored as the 2016 Medtech Company of the Year. The Irvine, CA, company, best known for its Sapien transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) technology, was picked by the publication's editors for its track record of success and its continued innovation.
When choosing the winner, MD+DI's editors considered factors such as each company's accomplishments during the year, the innovative nature of its products, and the impact of its technology on patients and physicians. Edwards Lifesciences has continued to lead the TAVR market and is expanding patient access to the therapy through new indications and regulatory approvals. Edwards is also focused on developing a transcatheter mitral valve replacement (TMVR) solution. TMVR holds tremendous potential for improving patient care and Edwards is one of the companies leading the charge. The company has made strides this year to advance research on the therapy and plans to start a CE Mark trial for its device soon. "Instead of bringing devices to market with incremental changes, Edwards Lifesciences has shown a dedicated commitment to innovation," said Jamie Hartford, Editor-in-Chief, MD+DI and Director of Content, Medical Brands, UBM Advanced Manufacturing Group. "The company pioneered life-saving TAVR technology and is working to do the same with TMVR. Edwards has proven it's willing to pave the way for medical technologies that will save and improve patients' lives." To read more about Edwards Lifesciences, visit http://www.mddionline.com/blog/devicetalk/can-edwards-lead-the-way-again-11-02-16 Edwards Lifesciences was chosen from a field of ten prestigious finalists, all healthcare disruptors introducing new products and business models to the industry. The other noteworthy finalists, in alphabetical order, included:
Past MD+DI Company of the Year winners include: IBM Watson Health (2015), Google (2014), and Second Sight Medical Products (2013), among others. For more information about MD+DI's 2016 Medtech Company of the Year, including the full list of finalists, visit http://www.mddionline.com/article/2016-medtech-company-year-finalists-10-19-16 Follow @MDDIonline for medical device and diagnostic news and analysis.