Cleo™ 90 wins award

Thursday, 20 Jul, 2006

Smiths Medical has been selected as silver award winner in the 2006 Industrial Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) for its Cleo™ 90 infusion set.

It is the second award for the Cleo™ 90 infusion set.  Earlier this year the device received the 2006 Medical Design Excellence Awards (MDEA) gold award (May News) in a competition that exclusively recognizes contributions and advances in the design of medical products. The Cleo™ 90 infusion set was one of just nine products to receive the MDEA gold award honor.

IDEA is co-sponsored by BusinessWeek and the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA).  The Cleo™ 90 set was honored in this year’s competition after its exceptional design, intelligent functionality and innovation impressed the jury.

The Cleo™ 90 infusion set was created after extensive conversations with insulin pump users.  As a result of listening to people with diabetes, a team from Smiths Medical was able to redefine the industry standard for infusion sets for those who rely on an insulin pump---such as Smiths Medical’s Deltec Cozmo® pump ---to manage their diabetes.  The pump continually delivers insulin through a small cannula inserted in the body with an infusion set.

“We are honored to receive another important industry recognition of the Cleo™ 90 infusion set’s unique design and new features that reduce complexity, maximize comfort and ensure safety for people with diabetes,” said Jim Stitt, president of Smiths Medical MD, Inc. “The Cleo™ 90 infusion set is the result of listening to our customers, and asking them what features would make their lives easier.  It’s no surprise that the Cleo™ 90 infusion set is getting such positive reviews---our customers helped us design it.”

Cleo™ 90 infusion sets are currently available for sale in the United States and will be available for sale outside the U.S. in the fall of this year.

About Smiths Medical
Smiths Medical is a supplier of specialist medical devices to global markets. Smiths Medical comprises three product groupings: Safety Devices, Critical Care and Medication Delivery & Patient Monitoring (MDPM). Smiths Medical customers include hospitals and other healthcare providers worldwide. Smiths Medical employs nearly 7,500 people.

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