LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - December 1, 2008) - Medical Device & Diagnostic Industry (MD&DI), a Canon Communications publication, and Sherrie Conroy, Editor-in-Chief, were recently honored with a prestigious National Gold Azbee award for Best Feature Article in 2007 by the American Society of Business Publication Editors (A.S.B.P.E). The winning article, "Neurotechnology Offers Relief and Recovery," written by Conroy, was published in the July 2007 issue of MD&DI.

The American Society of Business Publication Editors' Awards of Excellence program is one of the most competitive awards programs for business-to-business, trade, association and professional publications. The awards recognize outstanding work by magazines, newsletters, and digital media, including Web sites, e-newsletters, digital magazines, and blogs. The competition is open to all U.S.-based publications.

Like a true Editor-in-Chief, Conroy gave credit to her staff, saying, "I am honored and proud to have received this award, which was made possible by the tireless dedication of everyone on the MD&DI staff." Publisher Lisa Perrin added, "Sherrie and the MD&DI team continually deliver the highest quality editorial in B-to-B media. To see them rewarded for their hard work is extremely gratifying."

Currently celebrating its 30th anniversary, MD&DI is a monthly magazine written exclusively for original equipment manufacturers of medical devices and in vitro diagnostic products. The goal of MD&DI is to help industry professionals develop, design and manufacture medical products that comply with complex and demanding regulations and market requirements.

About Canon Communications

Canon Communications LLC, a portfolio company of Apprise Media LLC, is the leading producer of trade events, publications, and electronic media for the global $3 trillion advanced technology-based manufacturing industry, including medical device, packaging, design engineering, process technology, automated assembly, electronics, quality control, and plastics processing.

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Contact Information: Editorial Contact: Michael Bartolomei Canon Communications LLC (310) 445-3765 michael.bartolomei@cancom.com