ROSWELL, Ga. – Kimberly-Clark Health Care announced today that its InteguSeal Microbial Sealant has received a 2008 Medical Design Excellence Award. Kimberly-Clark InteguSeal Microbial Sealant is a first-in-class microbial barrier designed to reduce the risk of skin flora contamination throughout a surgical procedure. InteguSeal Microbial Sealant uses a proprietary formulation to seal and immobilize pathogens to help protect against migration into an incision. The innovative sealant has been used in more than 150,000 applications during surgical procedures internationally.
The Medical Design Excellence Awards competition is organized and presented by Los Angeles-based Canon Communications LLC and 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 the product meets its clinical objectives.
A comprehensive review of the entries was performed by a multidisciplinary panel of third-party jurors with expertise in biomedical engineering, human factors, industrial design, medicine and diagnostics.
“We are honored and delighted to be recognized by the MDEA judges for InteguSeal Microbial Sealant,” said Kimberly-Clark vice president of global sales and marketing John Amat. “This award recognizes the important work that medical device companies are doing to advance the design and functionality of products that contribute to improved patient outcomes and aid medical professionals on the front lines of delivering care.”
The 2008 Medical Design Excellence Award winners will be honored at a ceremony during the Medical Design & Manufacturing (MD&M) East Conference and Exposition, June 3-5, 2008, in New York City. Gold and silver award recipients will be announced at this time.
Source: Kimberly-Clark Health Care