LOS ANGELES, April 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- UBM Canon's Medical Design Excellence Awards (MDEA), the industry's premier awards ceremony for medical device design and innovation, has announced that Dean Kamen will present the 2012 MDEA Lifetime Achievement Award to Dr. Thomas Fogarty during the MDEA award ceremony on May 23, 2012.
"I am pleased to announce that Mr. Kamen will be presenting Dr. Fogarty with the Lifetime Achievement Award in Philadelphia," stated Heather Thompson, Editor in Chief, Medical Device and Diagnostic Industry. "Mr. Kamen's work has revolutionized the medical device industry. It is an honor to have two medical pioneers on hand with us; making the 2012 MDEAs a momentous event."
Dean Kamen is an inventor, an entrepreneur, and advocate for science and technology. He has more than 440 U.S. and foreign patents and invented the first wearable infusion pump and the first wearable insulin pump for diabetes. Some of the many devices Mr. Kamen has worked on include the HomeChoice™ peritoneal dialysis system, Hydroflex™ surgical irrigation pump, the Crown™ stent, iBOT™ mobility device, and the Segway® Human Transporter. Mr. Kamen was awarded the National Medal of Technology in 2000, the Lemelson-MIT Prize 2002, and has been inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame in 2005.
Mr. Kamen will present Dr. Fogarty with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2012 MDEA awards ceremony during the MD&M East conference and tradeshow in Philadelphia on May 23. Before the awards ceremony, Dr. Fogarty and Mr. Kamen will participate in a live Q&A panel lead by UBM's Director of Content, Rich Nass. The panel will be held from 2:30- 3:00pm on the MD&M East show floor.
To learn more about Mr. Kamen's achievements, click here.
Sponsored by MD+DI and organized by UBM Canon, MDEA is the premier awards program for the medical technology community. It recognizes the achievements of medical device manufacturers, their suppliers, and the many people behind the scenes—engineers, scientists, designers, and clinicians—who are responsible for the groundbreaking innovations that are changing the face of healthcare. MDEA-winning entries excel in the areas of product innovation, design and engineering achievement, end-user benefit, and cost-effectiveness in manufacturing and healthcare delivery.
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