The Wall Street Journal’s 2006 Technology Innovation Awards have just been announced. Here are the winners in the medical devices category, with links to our posts covering these medgadgets. Those devices that have not been covered before, we will cover very shortly.
Winner-Incisive Surgical (U.S.): Mechanical skin stapler which uses absorbable skin staples to close wounds after surgery Runner-Up-CardioMag Imaging (U.S.): MagnetoCardioGraph that displays magnetic “heart print,” enabling cardiologists to evaluate heart function Runner-Up-Siemens AG (Germany): Dual-source computed tomography system Runner-Up-Zargis Medical (U.S.): An “intelligent stethoscope” that records and analyzes heart sounds. Runner-Up-NxStage Medical (U.S.): Portable hemodialysis system that is usable in the home Runner-Up-Hoana Medical (U.S.): Wireless medical vigilance system that tracks a patient’s physiological signs Runner-Up-Medivance (U.S.): Arctic Sun, a surface cooling method for inducing therapeutic hypothermia for critically ill patients Runner-Up-Smith & Nephew Wound Management (U.S./U.K.): Water-powered scalpel called Versajet Runner-Up-Smith & Nephew Endoscopy (U.S./U.K.): The Calaxo screw, made from polylactide carbonate, which stimulates bone growth Runner-Up-University of Illinois at Chicago-Dr. Fady T. Charbel (U.S.): Technology that measures the volume of blood flow, allowing doctors to decide whether surgery or drug therapy is the best treatment
Congratulations to all the winners!
The awards page…