Thermimage awarded 2009 Utah Centers of Excellence Grant

August 5, 2009 (Salt Lake City, Utah) – Thermimage Inc announces it has been awarded a $300,000 grant from the Utah Center’s of Excellence as part of the Governor’s Office of Economic Development program. This grant is in addition to the Center’s of Excellence Grant awarded the Company in 2008. "The support that this grant provides enables us to accelerate our development efforts and accelerates our need to hire additional team members," said Doug Turnquist, President & CEO of Thermimage. "The goal of this grant is to help early stage entities move towards commercialization requiring the hiring of employees within the state, and it certainly accomplishes this goal."

Thermimage Inc was founded in February 2007 to commercialize a non-invasive, painless and less costly way to produce deep-tissue temperature measurements. The device will first be used to diagnose Vesicoureteral Reflux (VUR) in children, a dangerous condition that allows urine to backflow into the kidneys of young children. The current procedure is painful and requires the use of catheters and ionizing radiation, where this new technique will heat the contents of the bladder and then detect any increase in temperature in the kidneys signaling reflux.

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