CrossBow with ADAPTOR Honored as Finalist in the 2019 Medical Design Excellence Awards

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SAN JOSE, Calif., May 28, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- today announced that the CrossBow with ADAPTOR has been selected as a finalist in the ER and OR Tools, Equipment and Supplies category of the 21 Annual Medical Design Excellence Awards (MDEA) competition. The 2019 winners will be announced at the MDEA Ceremony on Tuesday, June 11, 2019, in conjunction with the MD&M East event, organized by UBM, taking place at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York. To learn more about the event please visit:

Suture Ease Inc. develops devices to enhance the efficacy, efficiency and safety of minimally invasive surgery. The  is a device designed to close fascial defects created when trocar ports are removed following laparoscopic surgery. Closing of fascial defects is performed to prevent incisional hernias. The CrossBow with ADAPTOR system is specifically tailored to address the unmet need for closing larger port sites or specimen extraction sites. 

The is the medtech industry’s premier design competition, committed to recognizing significant achievements in medical product design and engineering that improve the quality of healthcare delivery and accessibility. The awards program celebrates the accomplishments of the medical device manufacturers; their suppliers; and the many people behind the scenes—engineers, scientists, designers and clinicians—who are responsible for the cutting-edge products that are saving lives, improving patient healthcare and transforming medtech—one innovation at a time. “We are honored to be recognized by the MDEA judges,” said Scott Heneveld, founder and COO for Suture Ease, Inc. “The CrossBow with ADAPTOR has been very well-received by general and bariatric surgeons, particularly for sleeve gastrectomy procedures where a large specimen of the stomach is extracted. The versatility of this product permits unique placement of multiple sutures, allowing the surgeon to adapt the suture pattern to the defect.”

The selected 46 exceptional finalists in nine medical technology product categories. Products were judged based on design and engineering innovation; function and user-related innovation; patient benefits; business benefits; and overall benefit to the healthcare system. The MDEA jury is comprised of a balance of practicing doctors, nurses and technicians alongside industrial designers, engineers, manufacturers and human factors experts.

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Globe Newswire: 14:00 GMT Tuesday 28th May 2019

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