SOURCE: Megadyne Medical Products, Inc.

Megadyne Medical Products, Inc.

June 15, 2016 13:34 ET

Megadyne Honored With Prestigious A' Design Award

Zip Pen® Smoke Evacuation Device Wins Medical Device Design Category Award

DRAPER, UT--(Marketwired - June 15, 2016) - Megadyne Medical Products, The Electrosurgical Authority® and full-solution electrosurgical provider, today announced its ZIP Pen® Smoke Evacuation device has been awarded the prestigious A' Design Award in the scientific instruments, medical device and research equipment design category. The A' Design Awards is the world's largest design competition awarding best designs, design concepts and products and services around the world. The winners represented 88 countries and were judged by an 83-person grand jury panel consisting of internationally influential press members, established designers, leading academics and established professionals. The awards were announced in Como, Italy.

This is the third win in a row for Megadyne's Zip Pen, having recently won first place in the Excellence in Surgical Products (ESP) Awards, as well as a medical technology design innovation award from the Chicago Athenaeum, Museum of Architecture and Design's GOOD DESIGN Awards competition. The Zip Pen features patented functions for ergonomics, product performance and aesthetics, while effortlessly removing surgical smoke in a highly ergonomic manner unlike any other surgical smoke removal pencil.

The A' Design Award & Competition was developed after scientific research study and survey of over five-hundred designers and brands who take part in design competitions.

Megadyne's winning entry, the Zip Pen, provides surgeons with comfortable and precise electrosurgery while minimizing the hazards of surgical smoke. Unlike other smoke evacuation devices, ZIP Pen offers customized ergonomic adjustability for maximum comfort and functionality. ZIP Pen is the only surgical smoke pen with the ability to remove 100% of the tubing torque from the back of the pencil. Zip Pen is loaded with features, including large activation buttons, full 360º swivel capabilities and a safety grip for comfort and control. A one-size-fits-most connector allows easy connection to most evacuator units.

"When creating the Zip Pen, our designers and engineers focused on combining high performance, easy-to-use features in a safe and ergonomic design," said Mike Hintze, VP of Marketing for Megadyne. "This award, in addition to the other feedback received from our customers and industry influencers, validates our efforts. We are honored to receive this award."

A' Medical Product Design Award aims to highlight the excellent qualifications of best medical product designs and greatest medical product design concepts worldwide. The A' Design Accolades are organized and awarded annually and internationally in multiple categories to reach a wide, design-oriented audience.

For more information on Zip Pen's winning design, or for additional information on the A' design awards, please visit,, or

Megadyne, The Electrosurgical Authority® is an end-to-end, full-solution electrosurgical equipment and accessory developer and manufacturer. From the company's beginning in 1985, its mission continues to focus on providing the medical community with high quality, cost effective products benefiting patients, surgeons, nurses, and hospitals. With over thirty years of innovation, its research and development team continues to bring to market revolutionary electrosurgical solutions to keep pace with the changing needs of healthcare professionals. Megadyne's products continue to prove their effectiveness in thousands of operating rooms throughout the world and are the driving force behind Megadyne's emergence as an innovative leader in the medical products industry.

The A' Design Award
The A' Design Award is a prestigious award given to top 20% percentile designs that demonstrates an exemplary level of excellence in design. Entries to the A' Medical Product Design Awards are peer reviewed and anonymously judged by a grand expert jury panel of leading academics, influential press members and experienced professionals. Nominated medical product designs are voted on pre-determined evaluation criteria to highlight only the leading medical product design works. In addition to reaching top international media, A' Medical Product Design Award winners are listed at World Design Rankings (, are highlighted at Design Classification ( platform and are showcased at which lists the best designs from all countries in all disciplines.

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