HS Design, Inc. wins two 2012 Medical Design Excellence Awards

HS Design, Inc. (HSD), a New Jersey-based medical product design and product development company, today announced it is a supplier to two award-winning products.

Gladstone, NJ(June 6, 2012)—HS Design, Inc. (HSD), a New Jersey-based medical product design and product development company, today announced it is a supplier to two award-winning products: Canfield Scientific’s DermScope imaging accessory for the iPhone, theBronze Winner in the Radiological and electromechanical devices category, and the SnapPath 1000 Biomarker Testing System, theSilver Winner in the In vitro diagnostics category of the 2012 Medical Design Excellence Awards (MDEA) competition, the premier awards program for the MedTech industry.

The 2012 MDEA winning products, and their suppliers, were announced at a presentation ceremony held May 23 inside the Philadelphia Marriott Downtownhotel.The ceremony was held in conjunction with the MD&M East Event (www.MDMEast.com) at the adjacent Pennsylvania Convention Center.

“The entire HS Design team has worked incredibly hard to achieve this level of success in our industry. Winning one award is an achievement, but winning two Medical Design Excellence Awards is a rare victory,” noted Tor Alden, Principal of HS Design, Inc. “The MDEA is a premier organization and we’re thrilled to be recognized by them in this way.”

Radiological and Electromechanical Devices – Bronze Winner
Canfield Scientific’s DermScope imaging accessory for the iPhone, manufactured by Canfield Scientific Inc. (Fairfield, NJ), is an accessory for the iPhone 4 and 4s. It consists of a controlled lighting system, optical interface, and proprietary software that enables dermatascopic image viewing and capture using the iPhones integral camera and display.

In Vitro Diagnostics – Silver Winner
SnapPath 1000 Biomarker Testing System, manufactured by BioMarker Strategies (Baltimore, MD), is an automated live tumor cell-processing instrument that enables predictive diagnostics. Data generated from the SnapPath helps medical oncologists determine the best treatment options for individual cancer patients.  HS Design (Gladstone, NJ) teamed with BioMarker Strategies (Baltimore, MD) and Sparton Medical (Strongsville, OH) for the design, engineering and manufacturing of the platform.

Since theMedical Design Excellence Awards began 14 years ago, HS Design, Inc. has won six MDEA awards over the past 14 years, including one gold, four silver, and one bronze.

Presented by UBM Canon, and sponsored by Medical Device and Diagnostic Industry magazine, the MDEA program is the MedTech industry’s premier competition for medical device design and innovation. It recognizes the achievements of medical device manufacturers, their suppliers, and the many people behind the scenes—engineers, scientists, designers, and clinicians—who are responsible for the groundbreaking innovations that are changing the face of healthcare. MDEA-winning products excel in the areas of product innovation, design and engineering achievement, end-user benefit, and cost-effectiveness in manufacturing and healthcare delivery.

A comprehensive review of the entries was performed by an impartial, multidisciplinary panel of third-party jurors with expertise in biomedical engineering, clinical practice, diagnostics, human factors, industrial design, manufacturing, and medicine. Entries are evaluated on the basis of their design and engineering features, including innovative use of materials, user-related functions that improve healthcare delivery and change traditional medical attitudes or practices, features that provide enhanced benefits to the patient, and the ability of the product development team to overcome design and engineering challenges so that the product meets its clinical objectives. The 2012 MDEA Jury selected 25 winning products out of 41 finalists in 10 medical product categories.

About HS Design 
HS Design Inc., located in Gladstone, NJ, is a full-service product development firm focusing on user-driven design for the medical and Life Science industry. The firm is a recognized leader in the field, producing over 400 successful products since its inception some 40 years ago. HSD partners with a wide range of companies, from Fortune 100 firms to start-up ventures, to develop a variety of market-leading surgical tools, diagnostic instruments and consumer healthcare products. Services include contextual research, market strategy, industrial design, packaging, mechanical engineering, FEA simulation, rapid prototyping, V&V and manufacturing liaison. For more information regarding HSD, please visit http://www.hs-design.com.

About Medical Design Excellence Awards

The MDEA program is 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. The 2012 Medical Design Excellence Awards are sponsored by Platinum Sponsor: Phillips-Medisize and Silver Sponsor: Teleflex Medical OEM. For more information on the Medical Design Excellence Awards, visit www.MDEAwards.com, or e-mail mdea@ubm.com.

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