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PDT Awarded 5 ADEX Awards for Design Excellence


LAKE ZURICH, IL—April 3, 2015—Product Development Technologies (PDT), a global, full-service product development firm, announced today that it has been awarded five 2015 ADEX Awards for Design Excellence. PDT partnered with clients to develop the diverse product set that have earned ADEX awards for their outstanding form, function and fitness for a particular purpose.


PDT is proud to announce the following awards:

Reeljuice™ Portable Power Solution for Smartphones & Tablets (Platinum)

STERIS V-Pro® 60 Low Temperature Sterilization System (Platinum)

Fellowes Neptune3 12.5-inch Laminator/Jupiter2 12.5-inch Laminator/Venus2 12.5-inch Laminator (Platinum)

Moji Foot/Moji Curve/Moji Curve PRO Massagers for Athletes (Gold)

Necksaviour Traction Device (Gold)


ADEX (Awards for Design Excellence) is the largest and most prestigious award competition for excellence in product design of furnishings and building materials marketed to the design trade, with over 600 companies participating this year. For over 20 years, ADEX Awards has recognized products demonstrating superior innovation, function and aesthetics.


“Receiving these awards is an affirmation that our partnerships with clients produce product solutions that are unique and successful,” said Mark Schwartz, president of PDT. “Our clients’ success in the market is always our ultimate goal.”


Nearly 3,000 judges serve on the ADEX global advisory board, which consists of internationally renowned architects and interior designers who actively specify the product categories they evaluate. A rigorous classification process ensures that nominated products reach the right audience and compete fairly. One of the first awards to acknowledge sustainability a decade ago, ADEX reports that 90% of this year’s award entrants spotlight products or processes that benefit the environment.


ADEX is sponsored by Design Publications and designjournalmag.com.


Reeljuice Portable Power Solution for Smartphones and TabletsADEX Platinum Award Winner 2015


Reeljuice™ Portable Power Solution for Smartphones & Tablets (Platinum)

Lyntkec’s Reeljuice™ is the world’s only all-in-one mobile device charging solution with a fully retractable, 48” charging cable by Telefonix. Packed with unique features, including a slim modular design, unique dual-device charging capability, removable 10 Watt rapid wall charger, and 6,000 mAh or 10,000 mAh battery backups, Reeljuice is the ideal companion for on-the-go charging. The devices are equipped with the world’s leading lithium ion batteries, which maintain 80% of their original capacity after more than 500 cycles, as opposed to competitive devices that rapidly degrade after around 100 cycles.


Including both micro-USB and lighting connectors, Reeljuice is compatible with the vast majority of Apple and Android devices. Launched in a successful Kickstarter campaign, Reeljuice has been affirmed by the people who are demanding more from on-the-go charging solutions.


STERIS V-Pro 60 Low Temperature Sterilization SystemADEX Platinum Award Winner 2015


STERIS V-Pro® 60 Low Temperature Sterilization System (Platinum)

The V-PRO® 60 Low Temperature Sterilization System is an innovative sterile processing department (SPD) solution from STERIS that offers the pharmaceutical and healthcare industry the productivity and flexibility they require to reprocess their medical devices.


Transforming the standard of low-temperature sterilization, the V-PRO 60 Sterilizer can be used as a cart-mounted or countertop sterilizer. The cart provides plenty of storage for trays and containers while the countertop option serves as an excellent solution in constrained environments. The moisture check feature of the V-PRO 60 Sterilizer is designed to minimize aborted cycles, saving organizations time and money.


Using the same trusted vaporized hydrogen peroxide (VHP) technology as the V-PRO maX Sterilizers, the V-PRO 60 Sterilizer uses STERIS’s VAPROX HC Sterilant, which delivers vaporized hydrogen peroxide to the 60 L chamber that is gentle on a wide variety of medical devices. The V-PRO 60 Sterilizer is designed with three sterilization cycles to ensure each device is processed in a safe and gentle manner.


The productivity, material compatibility, and low cost of ownership the V-PRO 60 Sterilizer offers allows sterile processing departments to be more consistent and dependable, resulting in improved performance while delivering exceptional patient care.


Fellowes LaminatorsADEX Platinum Award Winner 2015


Fellowes Neptune3 12.5-inch Laminator/Jupiter2 12.5-inch Laminator/Venus2 12.5-inch Laminator (Platinum)

The Fellowes’ Neptune3, Jupiter2, and Venus2 12.5-inch laminators make it easy to achieve high-quality lamination results without the wait. Featuring Fellowes’ unique AutoSense technology, the Neptune3, Jupiter2, and Venus2 laminators automatically detect pouch thickness up to 7 and 10 mil. and self-adjust to the optimal laminating setting for 12-1/2-inch documents. The Neptune3, Jupiter2, and Venus2 laminators each incorporate Fellowes’ InstaHeat technology and use robust four and six-roller system to produce a high-quality finish at the rate of 24, 30, and 40 inches per minute.


Moji Massagers for AthletesADEX Gold Award Winner 2015


Moji Foot/Moji Curve/Moji Curve PRO Massagers for Athletes (Gold)

Moji approached Product Development Technologies (PDT) to design the next generation of their “stick-like” total body massager and portable foot massagers. Moji wanted their new line of massage products to be high quality, user-friendly massagers that deliver both a deep tissue and feel good massage!


The Moji Foot, Moji Curve, and Moji Curve PRO are lightweight, extremely portable massagers that mimic the touch of a professional massage therapist through Moji’s iconic, freely rotating massage spheres. The Moji Foot has a raised center sphere that hits the arch of the foot and allows for a more intense, deep tissue massage while the five surrounding 1-inch spheres work the sides of the feet all the way up to the toes.


Both the Moji Curve and Moji Curve PRO are total body massagers, each including four large massage spheres that allow users to achieve a deep tissue massage with minimal effort. In lieu of a foam roller, the Moji Curve and Moji Curve PRO are great for larger muscle groups – quads, hamstrings, IT bands, hips or calves. The new, high-quality handles and inserts that have been added to the Moji Curve and Moji Curve PRO improve ease of use and allow for varied hand/finger placements to target hard-to-reach areas.


Necksaviour Traction DeviceADEX Gold Award Winner 2015


Necksaviour Traction Device (Gold)

Musculoskeletal physiotherapist Wesley Marshall approached Product Development Technologies (PDT) with a vision for an innovative, portable, cost-effective traction product that comfortably stretches the neck to relieve neck pain, muscle spasms, stiffness, and tension headaches. The result was necksaviour, a portable, easy-to-use traction device constructed from state-of-the-art materials that increase comfort and durability. The dual layer technology necksaviour incorporates allows users to achieve a light or strong stretch.


Highly versatile in design, necksaviour has both a short and long neck option to accommodate people with different neck lengths. necksaviour is a CE marked, Grade 1 medical device and is intended to alleviate a variety of symptoms, including tension headaches, stiffness, muscle spasms, joint inflammation, arthritis, acute whiplash, and many others. The simple and lightweight design makes necksaviour extremely easy-to-use and affordable.


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