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AdvaMed 2014 Announces Emerging Growth Company Scholarships

Friday, July 18, 2014  
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July 18, 2014 AdvaMed 2014 is pleased to announce the winners of the Emerging Growth Company Scholarships for 29 Company Presentations, through the generous support of Aon, the National Institutes of Health, PROPEL and RCT Ventures. Company Presentations at AdvaMed 2014 connect innovative early-stage MedTech companies with venture capital and angel investors, corporate business development executives and other strategic partners.

Congratulations to the following companies who received one of four Emerging Growth Company Scholarships:

1. RCT Grand Prize – One complimentary Company Presentation, complimentary full-access registration and support for travel expenses.
Surgisense Corporation

2. NIH Scholars –12 complimentary Company Presentations and complimentary full-access registrations for recipients of SBIR funding from five participating Institutes and Centers: National Cancer Institute (NCI); National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI); National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID); National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB); National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS).
Actuated Medical, Inc.
Angel Medical Systems, Inc.
Clear Guide Medical
Corvida Medical (PROPEL)
Diagnostics Photonics, Inc. (PROPEL)
DVX Medical, LLC
IGI Technologies
NanoNerve, Inc.
NeuroRecovery Technologies
Sharklet Technologies, Inc.

3. Aon Midwest MedTech Scholars – 12 complimentary Company Presentations and discounted registration (supported by Aon) for early stage MedTech companies in Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri and Wisconsin.
Acera Surgical Inc. (MO)
Blaze Medical Devices (MI)
Cearna Aesthetics (IL) (PROPEL)
EmboMedics (MN)
F Cubed, LLC (IN)
HeadSense Medica (OH)
HistoSonics, Inc. (MI)
Lucigen Corporation (WI)
Nirva Medical, LLC (MN)
Novian Health, Inc. (IL)
ReQuisite Biomedical, LLC (OH)
Sintact Medical Systems, LLC (IN) (PROPEL)

4. PROPEL Scholars – Four complimentary Company Presentations and complimentary full-access registrations for Illinois MedTech companies supported by PROPEL grant funding. PROPEL, a center of the iBIO Institute. will also provide grant funding for additional Illinois start-ups to attend AdvaMed 2014.
Advanced Cooling Therapy (PROPEL)
Briteseed, LLC (PROPEL)
PixelEXX Systems, Inc. (PROPEL)
Sword Diagnostics (PROPEL)

These Emerging Growth Company Scholars competed against innovative, early-stage MedTech companies from the U.S. and around the world for the opportunity to be one of 60 Company Presenters at AdvaMed 2014. Applicants not selected for these scholarships are still under consideration for the remaining Company Presentations spots.

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