Integrating our insight, experience and innovation with user needs and client core competencies to develop award-winning products
We have worked on numerous projects over our history with each one having its own unique goals. We are very proud of our work and are grateful to our clients for allowing us to be part of their team.
2021 Bronze MDEA Award – Hologic
Hologic was awarded a 2021 Bronze MDEA AWARD Radiological, Imaging, and Electromechanical Devices Trident HD is the next generation of a user-friendly, specimen radiography system for breast-conserving surgeries and stereotactic breast biopsies. Housing proven detector technology, the Trident can generate high-resolution images for rapid, on-the-spot sample verification directly in the operating or procedure room. This streamlines workflows shortens procedures and reduces recalls. For more information on Hologic and how HSD helped it become a reality, visit the Hologic Case Study.
2021 Bronze MDEA Award – Endoluxe
Endolux was awarded the 2021 Bronze MDEA Award Gastrointestinal and Genitourinary Devices. This three-part system designed to redefine the endoscopy experience is a finalist in the Gastrointestinal and Genitourinary Devices category. Endolux redefines the endoscopy experience by replacing the traditional tower endoscopy system with a combination of digital camera technology and wireless connectivity that allows any analog endoscope to become a portable data acquisition system. Endoluxe empowers physicians to perform endoscopic procedures in any setting, at any moment. For more information on Endoluxe and how HSD helped it become a reality, visit the Endoluxe Case Study.
Multiple Awards – SentiAR
SentiAR was awarded a 2020 IDEA Silver in the Digital Interaction category, a 2021 Silver Edision award, and the 2021 Silver MDEA Award Cardiovascular Devices. SentiAR will impact not only minimally invasive procedures but the healthcare system, as it is one of the first successful incorporations of augmented reality within the healthcare field and opens new doors for future medical design solutions via digital experiences. HSD thanks SentiAR for working with them to create the gaze-controlled design and looks forward to seeing how it will transform medical procedures. For more information on SentiAR and how HSD helped it become a reality, visit the SentiAR Case Study.
Multiple Awards – SYMPFINY
SympfinyⓇ has been recognized with a 2019 IDEA Silver for Social Impact Design. By unlocking the advantages of multiparticulate drugs, the SympfinyⓇ system has the potential to have a large and lasting impact on how drugs are not only delivered, but formulated around the world. SympfinyⓇ was developed by HS Design in partnership with Rochling Medical. It received initial seed funding from Pfizer and the Institute for Pediatric Innovation by winning an Open Innovation grant. From the initial seed funding, SympfinyⓇ was awarded an SBIR grant funded by the National Institute of Health’s Pediatric Cancer division. SympfinyⓇ has been developed for worldwide manufacturing in a multitude of customizable delivery solutions ranging from single use to bulk use delivery. For more information on SympfinyⓇ , visit sympfiny.com.
2019 MDEA READER’S CHOICE – GAMMACORE SAPPHIRE™
GammaCore Sapphire™ was awarded the 2019 MDEA Reader’s Choice Award after being recognized as a 2019 MDEA Finalist. GammaCore Sapphire™ is the newest generation of a hand-held, personal treatment option for people with migraine and cluster headache pain. It is the only FDA-cleared product for the prevention of cluster headaches, a condition that approximately 350,000 people in the United States suffer from. The portable and easy to use self-treatment that gammaCore Sapphire™ provides gives these sufferers an effective treatment that helps them continue to live their daily lives by minimizing the fear of upcoming attacks. To understand how HSD helped in the design and development, see the gammaCore Sapphire™ case study.
2019 MDEA BRONZE – BELLUS SKIN PEN
The Bellus SkinPen® received a 2019 MDEA Bronze in non-surgical hospital supplies and equipment. SkinPen® by Bellus Aesthetics became the first FDA-cleared microneedling device in 2018, creating 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. Each 30-minute treatment stimulates the natural healing and remodeling process while minimizing cellular damage. The result: effective remodeling of scar tissue, while keeping the overall structure of the skin intact. For more information on HSD’s involvement see the Bellus SkinPen® project.
MULTIPLE AWARDS – CANFIELD SCIENTIFIC VECTRA WB360
The Canﬁeld Scientiﬁc VECTRA WB360 has been recognized with multiple awards for its innovation and design. Its awards include a 2017 IDEA Gold, a 2017 Reader’s Choice Medical Design Excellence Award, a 2017 Core77 Award Notable, a 2017 Gold IDA Design Award, and a 2018 European Product Design Award. HSD congratulates Canﬁeld Scientiﬁc on the success of the product and thanks them for working with HSD to design this ground-breaking system. The VECTRA WB360 produces a three-dimensional image of the entire body, precisely replicating body shape and skin features. These images are an indispensable tool for dermatologists and plastic surgeons, allowing them to analyze and monitor skin conditions efﬁciently and with conﬁdence. For more information on the VECTRA WB360, view our case study.
CORE77 AWARDS – CANFIELD SCIENTIFIC VISIA GEN7
The Canfield VISIA Gen7 System was selected as a Notable Award winner in the 2016 Core77 Design Awards. HS Design extends a special thanks to Canfield Scientific, the project was truly a collaborative effort in reaching a beautiful solution to a complex problem. VISIA Gen7 is the next generation of complexion analyzing technology from Canfield Scientific. Canfield’s precision subject imaging system, clinical quality lighting and MatchPose live image overlay continue to change the way skin care professionals work with their patients. The new VISIA Gen7 system captures perfectly registered images of left, right and frontal facial views, and automatically analyzes the images for surface and subsurface skin conditions. The high-quality images captured by the VISIA Gen7 help dermatologists and aestheticians document treatment progress and communicate results and recommendations with patients.
MEDICAL DESIGN EXCELLENCE AWARD 2013 WINNER – BIONANO GENOMICS IRYS SYSTEM
HS Design was selected as a supplier to a winner for 2013 Medical Design Excellence Awards (MDEA) in the In Vitro Diagnostics category. The BioNano Genomics’ Irys Genomics Platform reveals genome architecture in its native state, thereby adding a completely new repertoire to the genomics tool kit. The Irys System allows researchers and clinicians to access meaningful biological information that can be disrupted or completely lost during sample analysis via next-generation sequencing or microarrays. Earlier and more effective disease diagnosis translates directly into significantly lower treatment costs, less invasive diagnostic procedures, and more effective and successful outcomes.
MEDICAL DESIGN EXCELLENCE AWARD 2013 FINALIST — AMBIO HEALTH
The Ambio Remote Health Monitoring System, manufactured by Arrayent Health LLC, dba Ambio Health, was named a finalist in the Rehabilitation and Assistive-technology Products Category. Patients with chronic diseases can use this remote health monitoring device from their home, sharing important information with their physicians and other authorized health partners. The Ambio system wirelessly and automatically sends readings from various health meters, including blood pressure, blood glucose, weight scale and motion sensors, to a web-based Care Portal used by patients and their authorized providers. Remote health monitoring has been shown to significantly reduce hospitalizations and emergency room visits in patients with chronic diseases.
MEDICAL DESIGN EXCELLENCE AWARD 2012 WINNER – BIOMARKER STRATEGIES – SNAPPATH 1000™
HS Design was selected as a supplier to a finalist for 2012 Medical Design Excellence Awards (MDEA). In the In Vitro Diagnostics category, HSD won for the Biomarker Strategies SnapPath 1000 instrument. The device, developed with funding support from the National Cancer Institute, is an automated live-tumor-cell processing device that enables next-generation biomarker tests, known as Functional Signaling Profiles (FSPs), to guide targeted drug therapy selection. Douglas P. Clark, MD, co-founder and Acting CEO for BioMarker Strategies remarked, “It is an honor to be recognized by the MDEA judges. The SnapPath™ platform responds to a growing need for new approaches to solid tumor testing that will reveal how a patient’s tumor will respond to targeted cancer therapies.” HS Design teamed with BioMarker Strategies and Sparton Medical for the design, engineering and manufacturing of the platform.
MEDICAL DESIGN EXCELLENCE AWARD 2012 WINNER – CANFIELD SCIENTIFIC – DERMSCOPE™
HSD won in the Radiological and Electromechanical Device Category for the Canfield Scientific DermScope. The DermScope is an accessory for the iPhone 4 and 4s that enables dermatoscopic image viewing and capture using the iPhone’s integral camera and display. It is used by dermatologists to view and photograph highly magnified areas of a patient’s skin. These images are used to assess diseases of the skin, document the condition at different time points, and communicate the condition with the patient and other skin care professionals. It is a mobile system that can be used in any setting. Unlike traditional dermatoscopic devices, the DermScope does not require the operator’s face to be positioned in close proximity to the affected area on the patient. Held at arm’s length, the DermScope conveniently captures a highly magnified image on any part of the anatomy.
TV TECHNOLOGY EUROPE STAR 2012 — IMT CONNECTLIVE
HSD helped develop the new Connect Live, a camera mountable 2-GHz microLite HD wireless transmitter. The Connect Live is designed to address both domestic and international broadcasting band requirements within a single unit. HS Design worked with NuComm to develop the innovative industrial design, brand identity and mechanical engineering. It debuted at the 2012 IBC Show and received the TV Technology Europe STAR award the same year. The STAR Award (Superior Technology AwardRecipient) is designed to celebrate and showcase the preeminent technological innovations available to the broadcast industry.
MEDICAL DESIGN EXCELLENCE AWARD 2009 WINNER – NEURONETICS NEUROSTAR
HSD was credited 2009 MDEA award for NeuroStar TMS Therapy System. The NeuroStar TMS Therapy system is an FDA-approved, noninvasive therapeutic device for the treatment of depression. It operates by applying a focused, pulsed magnetic field that inductively stimulates cortical neurons associated with depression. NeuroStar TMS Therapy System also won a Popular Science 2009 “Best of What’s New” Award.
CES INTERNATIONAL BEST OF INNOVATIONS 2008 – SPOT PERSONAL TRACKER
The SPOT™ Satellite Messenger was awarded the Consumer Electronics Association’s (CEA®) 2008 Innovations Design and Engineering Award. The award, judged and selected annually by a panel of independent industrial designers, engineers and journalists, was given to SPOT in the category of Personal Electronics. Working with GlobalStar, Axonn Technologies, and MedPlast, HSD created a unique product category for personal GPS devices. HS Design’s involvement started in the concept phase and continued through engineering, detailed databases and liaison with offshore manufacturing.
IDEA 2008 WINNER – BIOS DEFENDER
Bios Defender/Definer Series received the 2008 Industrial Design Excellence Award – IDEA. The Defender and Definer Primary Flow Meters are field-portable primary gas flow meters. Connecting this meter to a gas source allows for accurate measurement of gas flow, and if optioned, gas pressure and gas temperature. The Defender version is focused on the industrial hygiene and environmental pollution monitoring industries for calibration of air sampling and pollution monitoring equipment; the Definer version has additional functionality and accuracy for use in industrial manufacturing processes, laboratory flow measurement, and measurement of gases in pharmaceutical and medical applications. These instruments were designed for simplicity in which a technician can easily obtain gas flow measurements with the simple push of a button.
CES INTERNATIONAL BEST OF INNOVATIONS 2007 — BIOAXXIS BD1
The Axxis Biometrics BD1 biometric fingerprint deadbolt was awarded Design Honors for 2007 from the Consumer Electronics Show. In late 2005, Axxis Biometrics began designing and developing the BD1 biometric fingerprint deadbolt with the assistance of HS Design. With the input of thousands of US consumers as well as multiple well-respected US locksmiths and security firms, Axxis Biometrics and HS Design created a deadbolt lock that truly accomplishes a rare blend of beauty and security.
MEDICAL DESIGN EXCELLENCE AWARD 2007 — XTENSOR
HS Design and Clinically Fit won the prestigious Medical Design Excellence Award in 2007 for the Xtensor therapeutic device. The Xtensor is a portable therapeutic conditioning device for correcting upper extremity disorders. It fully stimulates the extensor muscles, tendons, and finger joints, improving range of joint motion and reducing hand stiffness due to arthritis.
MEDICAL DESIGN EXCELLENCE AWARD 2006 WINNER — IMMUNICON CELLSEARCH ANALYSER
The CellTracks analyzer II is a semiautomated fluorescence microscope used to count and characterize fluorescently labeled cells that are immunomagnetically selected and aligned. It is used with the CellTracks AutoPrep system and specific reagent kits.
MEDICAL DESIGN EXCELLENCE AWARD 2004 WINNER — IMMUNICON AUTOPREP
The CellTracks AutoPrep system is used with immunomagnetic reagents that capture target cells, and labeling reagents that differentiate them. The first application is based on isolation and characterization of rare circulating tumor cells.
IDEA GOLD WINNER 2002 — HILL-ROM CLINITRON® CRITICAL CARE BED
The strategic planning and design development of the Hill-Rom Clinitron® Critical Care Bed resulted in increased patient comfort and improved staff convenience. The blending of two distinct treatment technologies led to a significant advance in critical patient care.