Convergent's Solea laser wins design excellence award

The Solea laser from Convergent Dental was honored as the Gold winner in the 17th Annual Medical Design Excellence Awards (MDEA) competition's Dental Instruments, Equipment and Supplies category.

Winners were announced at the 2014 MDEA ceremony held in conjunction with the MD&M East event in New York City. Winners were chosen based on five criteria: manufacturing and technological innovation, design and engineering advancements, patient benefits, business benefits, and overall improvement to healthcare industry.

"We are delighted that Solea's unique blend of innovative technology and intuitive design is being honored by the Medical Design Excellence Awards," said Convergent Dental CEO Michael Cataldo.

Solea is the first computer-aided CO2 laser to be cleared by the FDA for both hard- and soft-tissue procedures.

The MDEA is the medtech industry's premier design competition. The awards program celebrates the achievements of the medical device manufacturers, their suppliers, and the engineers, scientists, designers, and clinicians who are responsible for the cutting-edge products.

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