Closure Medical has received an excellence award from Canon Communications, the publisher of Medical Device & Diagnostic Industry Journal.

Closure won the award for its design of the Dermabond ProPen XL Applicator System, which provides physicians application and control of adhesive flow utilizing the High-Viscosity Dermabond Topical Skin Adhesive.

The device is a disposable, sterile, single-use medical delivery system, which is used as a replacement for sutures and staples when closing incisions and lacerations. All Dermabond products are distributed by Ethicon, a Johnson & Johnson company.

“We are honored to be recognized by the Medical Design Excellence Awards for the Dermabond ProPen XL Applicator System,” said William Cotter, vice president of operations and project leader for ProPen XL. “We are dedicated to developing and manufacturing products that fulfill the unmet needs of healthcare providers and patients and feel that the ProPen XL product has greatly enhanced the ease of use for physicians and practitioners.”

The 2004 Medical Design Excellence Award recipients will be honored at a ceremony during the Medical Design & Manufacturing East 2004 Conference and Exposition, June 15-17 at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. Gold and Silver award recipients will be announced at this time.

Closure Medical: www.closuremed.com