The Impella 2.5 circulatory support system, by Abiomed Inc. was among 35 innovative healthcare products to receive a 2007 Medical Design Excellence Award — MDEA is the premier awards program for the medical technology community.
The Impella 2.5 is a Ventricular Assist Device designed to pump up to 2.5 liters of blood per minute, supporting the heart in situations when it cannot function on its own. Available in Europe under CE Mark approval and currently in pilot clinical trial studies in the U.S. under an Investigational Device Exemption (IDE), the Impella 2.5 was recognized in the critical-care and emergency medicine products category for its product innovation, design and engineering achievement, end-user benefit, and cost-effectiveness in manufacturing and healthcare delivery.
Presentation of the 2007 MDEA awards will take place on Wednesday, June 13, in a ceremony at the Medical Design & Manufacturing (MD&M) East 2007 Conference and Exposition, in New York City.
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