Megadyne Medical, Inc.

January 11, 2016 12:47 ET

Megadyne Wins GOOD DESIGN Award in One of the World's Most Prestigious Design Competitions

Chicago Athenaeum, Museum of Architecture and Design Recognizes Zip Pen™ Smoke Evacuation Device for Innovative Medical Technology Design

DRAPER, UT--(Marketwired - Jan 11, 2016) - Megadyne Medical Products, The Electrosurgical Authority® and full-solution electrosurgical provider, has been named a winner in one of the world's most prestigious and oldest design awards competition, the GOOD DESIGN awards. Megadyne's ZIP Pen™ Smoke Evacuation device was an award winner in the medical category of this competition, which is hosted and moderated by the Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design in cooperation with the European Centre for Architecture, Art, Design and Urban Studies.

Founded in 1950, the annual GOOD DESIGN™ Awards recognize products for the most innovative and cutting-edge industrial, product, and graphic designs produced around the world, and bestow international recognition upon designers and manufacturers for advancing new and innovative product concepts and for stretching the envelope beyond what is considered standard product and consumer design. Megadyne's winning entry, 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.

"We are delighted that the work of our extremely talented team of engineers and designers has been recognized for its efforts from such an esteemed and prominent organization," said Mike Hintze, VP of Marketing for Megadyne. "Our design team successfully combined comfort and safety in one unique device with the Zip Pen, providing surgeons with an ergonomic design so they can experience comfortable and precise electrosurgery while minimizing the hazards of inhaling potentially hazardous surgical smoke in the operating room." 

Surgical smoke is an operating room hazard that has gone virtually unchecked for decades, due in large part to surgeon resistance to cumbersome smoke evacuation hand pieces. This new ergonomic design addresses these issues. Unlike other smoke evacuation pencils, ZIP Pen provides ergonomic grip options that eliminate the drag historically created by the tubing on the back of smoke evacuation pencils. The result is a smoke evacuation device with unsurpassed ergonomic options for surgeon comfort and procedural flexibility that surgeons enjoy using.

This year's winners were selected from more than 38 countries. Only the most innovative products are selected for recognition in design excellence. Historically award winners include companies synonymous with innovation and Good Design such as Apple, Boeing, Porsche, BMW, Cisco, Mercedes Benz and 3M.

Megadyne, The Electrosurgical Authority® is an end-to-end, full-solution electrosurgical equipment and accessory developer and manufacturer. 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.

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