Paragon Medical was honored as a supplier to a winning product in the 2010 Medical Design Excellence Awards (MDEA) competition, the premier awards program for the medical technology community. During the entry process for this year’s awards program, Paragon was named by MedShape Solutions, Inc. as their supplier for the award winning Morphix suture anchor.
MedShape is located in Atlanta, Georgia and is dedicated to restoring human motion by innovating unique shape-memory implant devices. Paragon’s Global Design Center got involved early in the project and assisted MedShape through the development, verification, and launch phases for this single-use suture anchor deployment instrument. The Morphix suture anchor was formally launched at the 2010 American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) in New Orleans.
The deployment device is manufactured complete at Paragon’s Smithfield, Utah facility. This includes five injection molded components, metal machining, ISO class-8 clean room assembly and final packaging. Other supporting instruments including cases and trays were manufactured out of the Pierceton, Indiana facilities.
Presentation of the 2010 MDEA awards took place on Wednesday, June 9th, in a ceremony at the Medical Design & Manufacturing (MD&M) East 2010 Conference and Exposition, in New York City.About Paragon Medical, Inc.
Paragon Medical is a tier 1, turnkey supplier of world-class solutions for custom and standard cases and trays, custom and standard surgical instruments, implantable components, and design services to the medical device marketplace. Incorporated in 1991 and headquartered in the orthopaedic capital of the world, Paragon has created strategic centers of excellence within the United States, Europe and Asia. Dynamic acquisitions have brought some of the industry's most talented craftsmen to their team while regional centers of manufacturing excellence have made Paragon more versatile and allow them to adapt a wide range of services to support the strategic needs of the customer with innovative solutions. Offices and production facilities are located in Pierceton, Indiana; Indianapolis, Indiana; Smithfield, Utah; Lausanne, Switzerland and Changzhou, China. More information about the company may be found at www.paragonmedical.comAbout the OIGDC
The Orthopaedic Instrument Global Design Center (OIGDC) is structured to serve the market at a higher level of participation by leveraging Paragon's existing capabilities while closing the loop between development and manufacturing. As extended team members, the OIGDC provides full collaborative design, development, prototyping and testing capabilities for surgical instruments, implantable components and cases & trays. The OIGDC enables extensive collaboration between Paragon engineers and the OEM's development teams. The OIGDC delivers solutions through sound research, development and validation protocol. Contact the Orthopaedic Instrument Design Center for more information or visit their website at www.paragonmedical.com/oigdc.