On Tuesday, June 14th, the Medical Design Excellence Awards (MDEA) recognized 27 innovative medtech products in NYC as part of a special ceremony. The event was held in conjunction with the 2016 Medical Design & Manufacturing (MD&M) East. The awards honored the technological achievements of medical device manufacturers across nine categories and named gold, silver and bronze medal winners in each category.
Ximedica client Accelerate Diagnostics was honored with a gold medal in the Diagnostics Products and Systems category. Their winning design was the Accelerate ID/AST System designed by Bridge Design, a Ximedica Company. Accelerate Diagnostics came to Bridge with its novel and potentially life-saving diagnostic technology to design and engineer an elegant and highly functional enclosure and simplified consumable.
Using its trademark multidisciplinary approach, Bridge’s industrial designers came up with an iconic visual design that proved compact and user-friendly for routine loading and unloading of samples. Bridge engineers then worked with Accelerate engineers to translate this vision into a cost-conscious solution focused on ease of use, manufacturability, and reliability.
“MD+DI and MD&M East are excited to honor the MDEA winners for excellence in medical product design and engineering,” said Jamie Hartford, editor-in-chief of MD+DI and director of medical content for the Advanced Manufacturing Group of UBM Americas. “These products will improve the lives of patients and individuals, and we can’t wait to witness their full potential.”
Congratulations to Accelerate Diagnostics!