What does MicroCHIPS Inc. have in common with Twitter?
Both were among a pool of 26 firms named 2010 Technology Pioneers by the World Economic Forum in Switzerland. The awards are handed out yearly to companies that are “involved in the development of a life-changing technology innovation and have the potential for long-term impact on business and society.”
The 26 companies were winnowed from a pool of 300 applicants and judged by 58 “experts,” according to the Swiss think tank, from the ranks of academia, media and industry.
Two other Massachusetts life science firms were recognized as well: Waltham-based biopharm firmProteon Therapeutics and Aura Biosciences, a Cambridge-based company that’s developing nano-enabled drugs to treat pancreatic cancer.
MicroCHIPS CEO John Santini said the company was “honored to have been awarded” the distinction.