10 Cutting Edge Medical Devices Recognized For Excellence In Design

January 15, 2014



The 2009 Medical Design Excellence Awards (MDEA) were announced this week by the Medical Device and Diagnostic Industry. There were 32 award winners and every one of the winners contributed a medical device that advances their industry and  provides cutting edge technology to improve patient care. Space and time don’t allow me to introduce all of these devices to you, so I randomly selected 10 just to give you a sampling of medical inventions that may be significant to you some day.

1.  Aquillion One Dynamic Volume Computer Tomography System By Toshiba America Medical Systems

The Aquillon One is the only computed tomography system that can see what’s going on in your head, heart, or other organs with one simple rotation that takes minutes, not hours.  Now only in a few hospitals, the Aquillon One is life saving for those who suffer heart attacks, strokes, or other major traumas.  It replaces all other tests, so there is no need to delay treatment while both surgeon and patient wait for additional ones.

2.  LiquiBand Optima by MedLogic®

A  wound closure application in a tube, containing cyanoacrylates like Super Glue, that can be used on most wounds after cleaning. Primary use is by emergency room clinicians, urgent care or doctors’ offices. LiquiBand requires no needles, no sutures, provides a liquid barrier protection against microbials, heals neater cosmetically, and heals faster than sutures.
A cost effective, patient friendly, and easy, quick and clean procedure for practitioners.

3.  Styla MicroLaser by Zap Lasers

The Styla is dentistry’s first microlaser, suitable for an array of soft tissue procedures, including biopsies, fibroma removal, gingival procedures, implant recovery, and treatment of canker sores and ulcers of oral mucosa. The Styla Microlaser is less than 7 inches long and weighs less than 2 ounces.  It uses disposable tips, a rechargeable lithium battery and is operated by a wireless foot pedal.
Patients will benefit from lower dose anesthetics, less bleeding, less pain, and faster healing than if traditional methods of dentistry were used.
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