How plastics help define medical design excellence


Now in its 17th year, the Medical Design Excellence Awards (MDEA) program celebrates the achievements of medical product manufacturers and their suppliers in the design and production of groundbreaking devices that save lives and improve patient healthcare. It won't come as a surprise that plastics play a significant role in the creation of many of these products. Three 2014 finalists that illustrate this fact especially well—a next-generation knee implant, an ATM-like kiosk that distributes prescription drugs instead of cash, and a noninvasive wound-closure system that replaces suturing and stapling—are highlighted in this slideshow.
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