NEWS MDEA Recognizes Excellence


Kryotrans won an award for its transportation system.

Jurors for the fifth annual Medical Design Excellence Awards (MDEA) competition have selected 29 winners in 10 medical product categories. The winning products were chosen for innovation, design and engineering excellence, end-user and patient benefits, and cost-effectiveness in manufacturing and healthcare delivery.

In the Finished Packaging category, B. Braun Medical Inc. (Irvine, CA) won an award for its Duplex Drug Delivery System, a customizable, multicompartment, flexible, plastic IV container that stores a unit dose of diluent and drug powder separately in the same container. The system reduces the potential for medical errors, virtually eliminates mixing labor, and is suitable for short-stability drugs.

Kryotrans Ltd. (London) also won an award in the finished packaging category for Kryotrans, an integrated, reusable system for the transport of temperature-sensitive materials, providing a complete record of product and ambient trip temperatures via a built-in data logger. The system does not require an external power supply to maintain products within the specified temperature range.

The awards were presented at a ceremony on June 5, 2002, during the Medical Design & Manufacturing East Conference and Exposition in New York City. For more information, visit or e-mail

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