VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - December 13, 2010) - Pyng Medical Corp. (TSX VENTURE: PYT) received the silver award from Industrial Designers Society of America for its Mechanical Advantage Tourniquet (MAT®). The award is part of IDSA's Design of the Decade (DoD) competition and falls under the category of "Solution to a developing world social problem".
"We are honored that the MAT® is acknowledged as a Design of the Decade," commented Nadine Gaston, Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing for Pyng.
The MAT® is recognized for its speed and effectiveness, stopping blood loss in 10 seconds and is simple enough to apply one-handed.
The DoD panel awarded 12 golds, six silvers and two bronzes in 12 categories, which included, "Best sustainable design solution", "Design's contribution to business efficiency" and "Biggest contribution to brand growth".
The designs were judged on their benefit to society, benefit to business and innovation, benefit to user and responsibility, and benefit to client and visual appeal.
It clarifies the benefits of the MAT® Tourniquet's superior design at a time when new tourniquet protocols are being implemented world-wide", added Nadine Gaston, Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing.
The panel of judges included top design representatives from consultancies, companies and corporations, including: Chris Bangle, BMW's former director of design; Marc Greuther, chief curator, The Henry Ford; and David Butler, IDSA, vice president of global design, The Coca-Cola Co.
The MAT® is a past winner of the IDSA's Gold Award for Best Medical Product Design of 2006 and in 2007 a finalist for the INDEX Award for best medical product in the world.
About Pyng Medical Corp.
Pyng Medical Corp. commercializes award-winning trauma and resuscitation products for front-line critical care personnel. Pyng's expanded product portfolio includes a variety of innovative, lifesaving tools. With growing markets in North America, Europe and Asia, Pyng offers user-preferred medical devices for use by hospital staff, emergency medical services and military forces worldwide.
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