HS Design Continues to Drive Innovation in the Medical Design Space

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 General News
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Design firm HS Design of Gladstone, New Jersey has again solidified itself as a true innovation pioneer with two finalists in three categories for the 2019 Medical Design Excellence Awards on June 11th in New York City.

GLADSTONE, N.J., May 8, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- The Medical Design Excellence Awards competition has become synonymous

with innovation in the medical design space. The MDEA competition accepts entries worldwide from companies and individuals involved in the design, engineering, manufacturing, or distribution of finished medical devices.

This year, design firm HS Design of New Jersey has again solidified itself as a true innovation pioneer. With two finalists being announced in three categories, HS Design is the only design firm this year with this distinction.

In the category, "Digital Health Products and Mobile Medical Apps," HSD partnered with the electroCore team on the user research, industrial design, user interface and mechanical engineering. The design focused on consumer healthcare parallels the novel technology features easy cleaning and simple intuitive operation.

The gammaCore Sapphire™, a non-invasive vagus nerve stimulator (nVNS), that treats pain related to migraine and episodic cluster headache also is a finalist in the category "Over-the-Counter and Self-Care Products". Designed as a portable, easy-to-use technology, the therapy can be self-administered via placement on a patient's neck over the vagus nerve, stimulating the nerve's fibers and resulting in a reduction of pain.

The MDEA competition has been designed to reward competitors who have really made strides in innovation and design. It is open to finished medical devices, including instruments, machines, implants, in vitro reagents, mobile medical applications, or other related products that are intended for the diagnosis, cure, mitigation, treatment, or prevention of disease or other conditions in humans or animals.

"The MDEA awards are important to us, as they are not only judged by our peers, but also judged by practicing medical experts, including doctors and nurses. Knowing that two of our programs reached the Finalist level is humbling," noted Tor Alden, Principal of HS Design, Inc. "The MDEA is a premier award and we're thrilled to be recognized by them in this way. The recognition means a tremendous amount to all the team members that put so much passion in the development of both the gammaCore and SkinPen products. We are excited to see them being recognized."

In the MDEA Category for "Nonsurgical Hospital Supplies and Equipment," HS Design is proud to announce Bellus Medical SkinPen® Precision microneedling device as a Finalist this year for the event June 11th in New York City. HS Design worked in conjunction with Bellus Medical and Sparton Medical Systems in achieving this amazing announcement!

The Bellus SkinPen® Precision microneedling device new MDEA Finalist Status follows becoming the first FDA-cleared microneedling device in 2018, that created a new class II category. Based on a series of technological advances, the handheld device, non-invasively creates controlled micro-injuries clinically proven to safely improve the appearance of facial acne scars for patients 22 years and older.

Joe Proctor, President of Bellus Medical went on to say, "Bellus Medical is honored to be recognized as MDEA Finalist. Our goal was to create a gateway product to ensure patients' safety as well as the comfort and usability for the practitioner. SkinPen will continue to positively impact the lives of patients and their healthcare providers who are committed to providing great results and patient safety."

More fundamentally, SkinPen qualifies as "biocompatible" because none of its components pose an unacceptable risk of a potential adverse biological response. Similarly, the device is compliant with the Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS), a European Union rule that restricts the use of hazardous materials in electrical and electronic products.

HS Design's human-centered product design approach combines researchers, human factors engineers, designers, engineers, marketing and manufacturing experts to create a team specifically tailored to an individual client's needs. This process has helped create over 400 successful products in our 40-year history.

ABOUT electroCore, Inc.: electroCore, Inc. is a commercial-stage bioelectronic medicine company dedicated to improving patient outcomes through its platform non-invasive vagus nerve stimulation therapy initially focused on the treatment of multiple conditions in neurology and rheumatology. The company's initial targets are the preventative treatment of cluster headache and acute treatment of migraine and episodic cluster headache. For more information, visit http://www.electrocore.com

ABOUT Bellus Medical: Bellus Medical, the premier medical aesthetics company, is dedicated to helping leading aesthetic practices around the world grow their businesses. We do that by delivering dramatic results in rejuvenation and restoration. Our non-invasive innovations – SkinPen®, the first FDA-cleared microneedling device; the post-microneedling protocol SKINFUSE®; the light-activated cream Allumera®; and the platelet-rich plasma systems ProGen™ and RegenLab® – act as "gateway" products that draw new consumers to practices. Based in Dallas, Texas, Bellus sets industry standards for efficacy, safety, and innovation. As a result, our customers consistently deliver the best aesthetic care in the business. For more information, please visit http://www.bellusmedical.com.

ABOUT HS Design: HS Design (HSD) is FDA compliant and is an ISO 13485 certified user centered design firm specializing in research, experiential design and engineering for Medical, Scientific, consumer healthcare products and delivery systems. HSD integrates insight, experience, and innovation with user needs and client core competencies to develop products that exhibit a strategic advantage in the marketplace. The combination of Research, HFE, Industrial Design, UI/UX, and Engineering allows HSD to design for diverse environments and their implementation to manufacturing makes it a reality. HSD's commitment to design excellence and strong relationships with our client partners has yielded numerous Medical Device Excellence Awards.

HSD delivers innovative results through their unique ability to partner in development and combine creativity with end users' needs and manufacturing implementation. HS Design offers a variety of services specifically aimed at aligning user needs to new ideas and technology to bring them to market quickly. For more information, please visit: https://hs-design.com/free-analysis/



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