Design firm HS Design of Gladstone, New Jersey has again solidified itself as a true innovation pioneer with two winning entires for the 2019 Medical Design Excellence Awards on June 11th in New York City. The Medical Design Excellence Awards competition has become synonymous with innovation in the medical design space. The MDEA competition accepts entries worldwide from companies and individuals involved in the design, engineering, manufacturing, or distribution of finished medical devices.

HS Design was recognized as a supplier for 2 MDEA Awards.  In the MDEA Category for “Nonsurgical Hospital Supplies and Equipment,” HS Design is proud to announce Bellus Medical SkinPen® Precision microneedling device won the Bronze Award.  HS Design worked in conjunction with Bellus Medical and Sparton Medical Systems in achieving this amazing announcement! 

The Bellus SkinPen® Precision microneedling device new MDEA Finalist Status follows becoming the firstFDA-cleared microneedling device in 2018, that created a new class II category. Based on a series of technological advances, the handheld device, non-invasively creates controlled micro-injuries clinically proven to safely improve the appearance of facial acne scars for patients 22 years and older.

Joe Proctor, President of Bellus Medical went on to say, “Bellus Medical is honored to be recognized as MDEA


The gammaCore SapphireTM, a non-invasive vagus nerve stimulator (nVNS), that treats pain related to migraine and episodic cluster headache also is a finalist in the category “Over-the-Counter and Self-Care Products” won READER'S CHOICE AWARD. Designed as a portable, easy-to-use technology, the therapy can be self-administered via placement on a patient’s neck over the vagus nerve, stimulating the nerve’s fibers and resulting in a reduction of pain.

The MDEAs are the medical technology industry’s premier design competition committed to searching for the world’s highest caliber finished medical devices, products, systems, or packaging available on the market. The awards program celebrates the achievements of the medical device manufacturers, their suppliers, and the many people behind the scenes—engineers, scientists, designers, and clinicians—who are responsible for the cutting-edge products that are saving lives; improving patient healthcare; and transforming medtech—one innovation at a time.