LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – June 23rd , 2016 – Medical Tactile Inc. (MTI), the manufacturer of the SureTouch device, a breakthrough technology for Screening Clinical Breast Examinations, announced today that it is the recipient of the Medical Design Excellence Award in the Diagnostic Products category.
The Medical Design Excellence Awards (MDEA) is the premier awards program for the medtech industry that recognizes significant achievements in medical product design and engineering that improve the quality of healthcare delivery and accessibility. Of the 100 candidates that applied this year in the Diagnostic Products category, seven finalists were selected to compete for three awards. An independent judging panel named MTI as one of those three award recipients at a ceremony on June 14 th , 2016 at the Javits Convention Center in New York.
“We are proud to be recognized for an award whose primary purpose is to honor companies that improve the quality of healthcare. The award is one more validation of our mission to deliver more accurate breast cancer screening with a technology that avoids delayed results, pain or exposure to radiation.” said Dr. Jae Son, Chairman of MTI.
“Our SureTouch technology is the foundation of an accurate early detection process that is inexpensive, highly portable and can operate in any location. By transforming access to and engagement of early breast cancer detection, SureTouch can lead a truly global advance in screening that will dramatically reduce the proportion of breast cancers diagnosed at later stages – still the best means of reducing the deaths from this terrible disease. SureTouch recognition by the MDEA is well deserved recognition of the truly transformational system our team has created." said Dr. Joe Peterson, CEO of MTI.
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Joe Peterson, MD, CEO of Medical Tactile, Inc.
SureTouch Breast Exam is a painless, radiation free, Screening Clinical Breast Examination with immediate digital results. The SureTouch System is a cloud based medical device comprised of a wireless sensor, touch screen display, and SureTouch network and is enabled by proprietary tactile sensor technology to capture the sense of touch. The SureTouch breast exam is FDA-cleared (FDA #K010514) and provides a safe, ultra-sensitive and reliable screening clinical breast examination with immediate, objective, digitized results for patients and doctors. The sensitivity, accuracy and immediacy of the breast screening results provided by SureTouch enables patients and doctors to take potentially life-saving action in the event of an abnormality. SureTouch is an ideal Screening Clinical Breast Exam that empowers clinicians and healthcare providers to:
Efficiently provide superior patient care
Deliver and document a more accurate breast examination than a standard Clinical Breast Exam (CBE) therefore improving the detection rate of breast abnormalities
Utilize the cost-effective SureTouch technology to confirm the absence of cancer
About Medical Design Excellence Award
The Medical Design Excellence Awards competition is the medtech industry's premier awards program. It honors achievements in medical product design and engineering that improve the quality of healthcare delivery and accessibility. Each year, a panel of jurors comprised of designers, engineers, and clinicians awards bronze, silver, gold, and best-in- show honors to the most innovative products on the market in nine categories.