Medrobotics Corp., a surgical products company with core competencies in medical robotics, announced today that its Flex® Robotic System was named the sole Best-in-Show award winner at the 2016 Medical Design Excellence Awards (MDEA). Earlier in the evening, the Flex® Robotic System had been named the only Gold Medal Winner in the Surgical Equipment, Instruments and Supplies category.
The Medical Design Excellence Awards competition is the medtech industry's premier awards program. It honors achievements in medical product design and engineering that improve the quality of healthcare delivery and accessibility. Each year, a panel of jurors comprised of designers, engineers, and clinicians awards bronze, silver, gold, and best-in-show honors to the most innovative products on the market in nine categories.
“Medrobotics is thrilled to receive this recognition for the Flex® Robotic System,” said Samuel Straface, Ph.D., President and CEO of Medrobotics. “Our engineers and colleagues have crafted a unique product platform that could dramatically expand and improve minimally invasive procedures. We’re excited about its potential to improve health care around the world by helping thousands of patients.”
Last week, Red Herring named Medrobotics a Top 100 Company in North America. Since 1996, Red Herring 100 Awards have been widely regarded as a high profile honor for privately held technology or life science companies. Companies Red Herring previously recognized as most likely to change the way people live and work include Facebook, Twitter, Google, Yahoo, Skype, Salesforce.com, YouTube, Palo Alto Networks, Acclarent and eBay.
Medrobotics’ Flex® Robotic System was designed to provide an affordable, easy-to-use robot-assisted surgical platform for hospitals and surgeons seeking to provide minimally-invasive treatment options to the broadest number of patients. Minimally invasive surgery has demonstrated advantages for patients and providers, such as shorter hospital stays and faster recovery times.