The Alice PDx Portable Sleep System, manufactured by Royal Philips Electronics, is a winner in the 2010 Medical Design Excellence Awards (MDEA) competition, in the category of general hospital devices and therapeutic products.

The Alice PDx is a diagnostic recording device with advanced features intended for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) diagnosis and follow-up, and the diagnostic assessment of cardiorespiratory sleep disorders. It can be used in a patient’s home, an alternative care site, or a sleep facility.

According to Canon Communications, organizers of the awards competition, “entries are evaluated on the basis of their design and engineering features, including innovative use of materials, user-related functions that improve healthcare delivery and change traditional medical attitudes or practices, features that provide enhanced benefits to their patients, and the ability of the product development team to overcome design and engineering challenges so that the product meets its clinical objectives.”

Representatives of Philips Respironics will be attending the award ceremony occurring June 9, at the Medical Design & Manufacturing (MD&M) East 2010 Conference and Exposition, in New York City.