OREM, UTAH—April 2, 2012—Aribex, Inc., worldwide leader in handheld x-ray technologies, today announced that the Aribex NOMAD® Pro handheld x-ray system has been selected as a finalist in the 2012 Medical Design Excellence Awards competition.
Unlike the bulky wall-mount and portable x-ray systems in use, the NOMAD Pro is lightweight, rechargeable, and can go anywhere. The NOMAD Pro, invented by Dr. D. Clark Turner, CEO of Aribex, is rapidly becoming the x-ray device of choice for dental professionals everywhere.
“I’d like to say that the reception and recognition of the NOMAD Pro has far exceeded our expectations, but that wouldn’t be true,” said Turner. “We always believed our device would have a significant impact on the way x-rays are taken. This award underpins the satisfaction that comes from knowing we are making a difference in the health of people who otherwise would not have access to care.”
The MDEA is the medical device industry’s premier design awards competition and is the only awards program that exclusively recognizes contributions and advances in the design of medical products. The winners will be announced on May 23, 2012, during a cocktail reception starting at 4:30 pm at the Marriott Hotel in downtown Philadelphia.
“This Medical Design Excellence Award is one more validation of the safety, value and effectiveness of our NOMAD handheld x-ray systems,” said Ken Kaufman, President and CFO of Aribex. “Millions around the world have been safely diagnosed with the assistance of our products, but we regret that a small handful of states continue to hinder the NOMAD from improving access to care for their respective populations.
“We call on the reluctant regulators in Kentucky, New Hampshire, Maryland, Michigan, and Minnesota to stop denying access to care for thousands of their residents by granting general handheld use approval of the NOMAD. Practitioners in these states can go to http://www.aribex.com/get-nomad-approved/ to express their desire to have NOMAD handheld x-ray system approved in their areas.
“It is inconsistent that children in places like Guatemala, Bolivia, Haiti, El Salvador, or Sierra Leone can be treated with state-of-the-art technology that is not available in these restrictive states.”
Aribex is the worldwide leader in portable and handheld x-ray products. Aribex NOMAD x-ray systems are now in use in clinical, remote and mobile facilities throughout the world, from the finest professional offices to humanitarian missions reaching underserved populations who desperately seek care. The NOMAD significantly decreases costs and provides hundreds of safe, high-quality images for dental and veterinary applications on a single battery charge. For more information, visit www.aribex.com.
MDEA (www.MDEAwards.com) is the premier awards program for the medical technology community. It recognizes the achievements of medical device manufacturers, their suppliers, and the many people behind the scenes—engineers, scientists, designers, and clinicians—who are responsible for the groundbreaking innovations that are changing the face of healthcare. MDEA-winning entries excel in the areas of product innovation, design and engineering achievement, end-user benefit, and cost-effectiveness in manufacturing and healthcare delivery.