2009 Utah Innovation Awards Winner — Medical Devices


Winners Announced in the 2009 Innovation Awards

SALT LAKE CITY - Nine innovations were announced as winners in the seventh annual Utah Innovation Awards program, presented by Stoel Rives LLP and the Utah Technology Council. This statewide program, the first of its kind, is designed to recognize innovations and the Utah companies that created them, and is sponsored by Issimo Productions and Webb Audio Visual Communication. Winners were announced during a special Awards Luncheon today at the Little America.

A committee of more than 70 experts from private industry, government and higher education selected the award winners. Votes were independently tallied by the accounting firm Tanner LC. The table below identifies the winners in each category:

Category Company Innovation Name
Biotechnology/Pharmaceuticals Axial Biotech, Inc. ScrollScore™
Chemicals/Materials Amedica Corporation Valeo™ Spinal Spacer
Clean Technology and Energy Sustainable Energery Solutions, LLC Low Cost High Efficiency CO2 Separation
Computer Hardware/Electrical Devices Fusion-IO The ioDrive
Consumer Software Control4 Control4® Home Automation
Enterprise B2B Software VisTrails, Inc. Provenance Explorer for Maya
Mechanical Devices Fertile Earth Corporation The WaterStik
Medical Devices Thermimage, Inc. Non-invasive Detection of Pediatric VUR-Thermaflux Scanner
Outdoor Products Vortex Outdoors Zip/No Magnetic Closure System

The program also benefits from the oversight of a Steering Committee consisting of leaders from Utah's business and technology communities.

Approximately 350 individuals attended the Awards Luncheon at the Little America. Governor Jon M. Huntsman Jr. provided welcoming remarks and Greg Butterfield, Managing Partner of SageCreek Partners, delivered a keynote address.

The program receives support from the Association of Corporate Growth, FundingUniverse.com, Manufacturing Extension Partnership, Utah Manufacturers Association, the Utah Science, Technology and Research Initiative (USTAR), and the Wayne Brown Institute. For more information about the Utah Innovation Awards program please visit stoel.com/innovation.