08/14/2013

Kinneir Dufort Design Ltd.

Medical Design Excellence Awards Finalist

MDEA award finalist
We are delighted to announce that Ambicare’s Lustre Pure Light was selected as a finalist for the prestigious award 15th Annual Medical Design Excellence Awards competition, in the General Hospital Devices and Therapeutic Products category. Finalists were announced this week in the April issue of MD & DI (Medical Device & Diagnostic Industry) magazine.

The MDEA are the MedTech industry's premier design awards competition for medical device design and innovation and is the only awards program exclusively recognizing 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 improving healthcare delivery and changing traditional medical attitudes or practices, features providing 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.

Kinneir Dufort developed Ambicare’s concept for an innovative new treatment for acne using natural blue light therapy. The resulting device is the world’s first truly mobile, light therapy system for the treatment of spots. KD successfully delivered, concept design supported by user research, industrial & mechanical design, prototyping & batch manufacture all integrated with electronics hardware & software design. The programme was realised with comprehensive supporting regulatory documentation. Project Manager & Lead Designer, Chris Althorpe said “We are particularly delighted with reaching the finals of the MDEA award as it recognises our capability in developing innovative medical devices from concept right through to manufacture. The Lustre development programme is an excellent example of how our clients benefit from our cohesive approach to medical device design”.