MINNEAPOLIS, MN – (September 24, 2014) – LifeScience Alley® named 10 companies to this year’s New Technology Showcase, which recognizes groundbreaking advancements in healthcare technology and provides a forum for companies to present new products to the Medical Alley community at the LifeScience Alley conference. Each of the 10 winners will have exhibit space; three of the 10 selected organizations will present during the luncheon plenary session. The conference will take place on November 19 at the Minneapolis Convention Center in Minneapolis. Mayo Clinic has joined as the New Technology Showcase Partner for the third consecutive year.
During the luncheon general session, Ativa Medical of St. Paul, Minn., will discuss its practice of developing point-of-care diagnostic technologies such as MicroLAB. Magic Arms for the World will demonstrate its WREX, or Wilmington Robotics Exoskeleton, a 3D printed exoskeleton designed for pediatric patients. Additionally, Minneapolis-based Zimmer Spine, Inc. will be presenting the Virage™ OCT Spinal Fixation System, used for fusion procedures of the occipitocervical spine, cervical spine and the thoracic spine.
These organizations will be joined in the New Technology Showcase area of the exhibit hall by seven other finalists: QwikLife, Inc. of Minneapolis presents its QwikLife urgent care option which provides in-home nurse visits and telemedicine capabilities to connect with doctors; Transfuse Solutions of Rochester, Minn. is improving patient care and reducing hospital expenditures by eliminating unnecessary blood transfusions with its Bloodhound™ transfusion methodology; Ambient Clinical Analytics of Rochester, Minn. discusses analytics-based clinical decision support tools with the AWARE and Mayo Clinic YES Board presentations; EmboMedics of Maple Grove, Minn. will present its ResoSphere technology, Resorbable Embolization Materials for use in tumor treatments; IMRIS – a company out of Minnetonka, Minn. – is proud to present its Horseshoe Headrest with IMRIS InSitu™ Wireless Coil, for use in MRI and CT scans; Minneapolis-based MesoFlow will introduce attendees to its microfluidic channel for cleaning blood and stem cells in the cryopreservation process and lastly Preceptis Medical, Inc. of Plymouth, Minn. will discuss its pediatric ear-surgery tool, the Hummingbird™ Tympanostomy Tube System.
“At Mayo Clinic Ventures, our goal is to help develop innovative technologies, which are a key component to providing more effective and value-added health outcomes for our patients,” says James Rogers, chair, Mayo Clinic Ventures. “Mayo is proud to sponsor the New Technology Showcase and introduce some of the latest technologies to members of the life science and health care communities.”
The New Technology Showcase provides an opportunity for companies of any size to apply for the opportunity to introduce innovative medical device, pharmaceutical, biotechnology and health technology products to the health technology community. LSA2014 is expected to draw 2,000 individual attendees representing more than 450 companies. These companies are headquartered in Minnesota’s Medical Alley, throughout the United States and from more than 15 countries.
About the Selection Process
Presenting and exhibiting organizations are selected based on the novelty of their technology, its market potential and its ability to improve patient outcomes while lowering per capita health care costs.
About the LifeScience Alley Conference
LSA2014, The Health Technology Leadership Conference, features world-renowned healthcare organizations, thought-leading keynote speakers, panels delving into critical industry trends and novel technologies representing tomorrow’s breakthroughs. Thousands of innovators and decision-makers from across the U.S. and world attend to connect, share insights and expertise and collaborate to succeed. The conference will take place Wednesday, November 19, 2014, at the Minneapolis Convention Center. Registration is now open at www.lifesciencealley.org. Sponsorship and exhibit opportunities are still available.