ANGLETON, Texas, April 12 Benchmark Electronics, Inc. (NYSE: BHE), a leading integrated contract manufacturing provider, announced today that it is the design and manufacturing supplier for the AccuVein AV300, which has won a 2010 Medical Design Excellence Award. The AV300 is the world's first hand-held, non-contact vein finder that helps healthcare professionals locate veins for blood draw, IV infusion and blood donation. Benchmark Electronics provided comprehensive product design and manufacturing services, from initial development through volume manufacturing in support of AccuVein's revolutionary technology.
The Medical Design Excellence Awards competition (www.MDEAwards.com) is the only awards program that exclusively recognizes contributions and advances in the design of medical products. Entries are evaluated on the basis of their design and engineering features, including innovative use of materials, user-related functions that improve healthcare delivery and change traditional medical attitudes or practices, features that provide enhanced benefits to the patient, and the ability of the product development team to overcome design and engineering challenges so that the product meets its clinical objectives.
"We are pleased to have partnered with AccuVein to create the AV300," said Mark Troutman, Vice President of Development Engineering for Benchmark Electronics. "We are honored that our contributions in designing this innovative product have been recognized."
"When we selected our strategic design services and manufacturing partner, it was critical that they have deep medical equipment expertise and the ability to deliver the high quality that our customers require," said Joe Zott, Vice President of Engineering and Manufacturing for AccuVein. "Benchmark fills that need."
The 2010 Medical Design Excellence Award winners will be honored at a presentation ceremony on Wednesday, June 9, 2010 in New York City's Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, in conjunction with the Medical Design & Manufacturing (MD&M) East Conference and Exposition (www.MDMEast.com), June 8-10, 2010.
About Benchmark Electronics
Benchmark Electronics, Inc. provides integrated electronics manufacturing, design and engineering services to original equipment manufacturers of computers and related products for business enterprises, medical devices, industrial control equipment, testing and instrumentation products, and telecommunication equipment. Benchmark's global operations include 23 facilities in ten countries. Benchmark's Common Shares trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol BHE.
AccuVein LLC is a supplier of innovative, cutting-edge medical devices. The AV300 is a breakthrough product, allowing health care providers to see a map of the position of peripheral veins on the skin's surface with the goal of helping to improve venipuncture procedures. Built using AccuVein's expertise in medical device miniaturization and user-intuitive design, the AV300 is the world's first portable, non-contact vein illumination solution. AccuVein has filed applications for more than a dozen patents on the AV300's technology.
To see the AccuVein AV300 in action, please visit www.accuvein.com.
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