3M has announced that the 3M Mobile True Definition Scanner from 3M Oral Care received a bronze Edison Award in the Diagnostic Tools category. The Edison Award is a global recognition honoring innovators that create a positive impact in the world.
Category finalists were judged by a panel of more than 3,000 senior business executives and academics in the fields of product development, design, engineering, science, and medicine. Winners were chosen for their excellence in concept, value, delivery and impact. (Click here to see all of this year's winners.)
The 3M Mobile True Definition Scanner is similar to tablets patients use in everyday life, and gives clinicians the freedom to move within their facilities while carrying the scanner with them. It offers more space for the clinician and assistant to maneuver. Also, the device can be placed directly into the hands or lap of a patient for informed discussion and patient communication, providing visualization of the patient’s oral anatomy for a better understanding of treatment.
“It is an honor to receive an Edison Award for our innovative approach to oral care and commitment to bringing digital advancement to the industry,” said James Ingebrand, president and general manager for 3M Oral Care. “Positively impacting both the ability of clinicians to provide quality treatment and the oral health of patients is what is most important to the work we are doing at 3M, and we appreciate being recognized for that commitment to the oral care industry.”
The Edison Awards is a program conducted by Edison Universe, a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization dedicated to fostering future innovators. The Edison Awards have been recognizing and honoring the best innovations and innovators since 1987. For more information about the Edison Awards, please visit http://www.edisonawards.com.
Editor's note: The above is an edited version of a 3M press release dated April 21, 2017.
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