The company received good recognition by winning the award at a ceremony held during the Medical Design & Manufacturing East (MD&M East) 2009 Conference and Exposition at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City.

Medical Design Excellence Awards is only awards program that exclusively recognizes advances and contributions in the design of medical products. Based on medical device design and engineering features the entries are evaluated.

We are thrilled with our Silver MDEA award, said Eric Donsky, CEO TearLab Corporation. Our recent FDA clearance and the announcement of our Silver award further validates the breakthrough in technology delivered in the TearLab Osmolarity System. In the development of this innovative, point-of-care diagnostic product, our engineering team, led by Dr. Benjamin Sullivan and Steve Zmina, along with our dedicated partners, Minifab & Invetech, worked tirelessly to overcome the many challenges of establishing a product capable of precisely measuring a diagnostic marker in 50 nanoliters of tears within seconds while maintaining a simple user interface for a technician to achieve repeatable results in an office setting. We thank the judges for their appreciation of the huge potential of TearLab(tm) as a non-invasive diagnostic platform.