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Champion Medical Technologies and the Chicago Innovation Awards to Ring NASDAQ
Celebrating Innovation in the Chicago Region
Lake Zurich, IL – Champion Medical Technologies will join the Chicago Innovation Awards, the Chicago region’s foremost annual celebration of innovation, in New York City on Monday, February 25th to close the NASDAQ Stock Market, the premier exchange for technology companies. The event, arranged by the Chicago Innovation Awards, will emphasize the surge of innovation that is occurring in the Chicago region, and shine a spotlight on the organizations that make of its vibrant economy.
“This annual event is an excellent example of how the Chicago Innovation Awards celebrates the spirit of innovation in organizations across all industries, sizes and sectors,” said Tom Kuczmarski, Co-Founder of the Chicago Innovation Awards.
“We congratulate Champion Medical Technologies for winning the Chicago Innovation Awards, and applaud their commitment to innovation,” said Dan Miller, fellow Co-Founder.
Joining Champion Medical Technologies will be fellow winners of the 2012 Chicago Innovation Awards including BrightTag, BriteSeed, Catamaran, Coyote Logistics, Cummins Allison, Feeding America, Littelfuse, Medline Industries, MentorMob, Mobcart, Moneythink, New Futuro, Northwestern Global Health Foundation, OptionsCity Software, Polybrite, and SMS Assist.
“We’re looking forward to representing the city of Chicago in this exciting event. This is a great opportunity to show the country that the heartland is a thriving place for innovation and technology. We are thankful to the Chicago Innovation Awards for this honor and experience,” said Peter Casady, CEO of Champion Medical Technologies.
Champion’s winning innovation RecallConnect®, is a recall matching system that provides hospitals recall notifications electronically through CMT’s hospital subscription internet service and locates them in real-time to current and historic hospital inventory, including individual patients. RecallConnect® is an important innovation in healthcare because “the distressing reality is that we can identify and remove tainted peanut butter and dog food from the market before it reaches consumers, but healthcare patients are at risk of a recalled medical device used in their treatment because there is no way to quickly and reliably locate a recalled device,” said Blair Childs, Senior Vice President for Public Affairs of Premier Healthcare Alliance. RecallConnect® allows hospitals to locate recalled devices in seconds.
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About Chicago Innovation Awards:
Established in 2002, the Chicago Innovation Awards shine a bright light on the creative spirit of Chicago by focusing attention on the most significant new products and services introduced in the region. The winners each year are innovations that uniquely fill unmet needs, spark a competitive response in the marketplace, exceed market expectations, achieve financial success, and improve people’s lives. They emerge from the public, private, and nonprofit sectors. Most importantly, the Chicago Innovation Awards remind us that innovation is thriving in America’s heartland. The Chicago Innovation Awards has grown to be much more than just an award ceremony. Through many events over the course of the year, the Chicago Innovation Awards not only recognize nominees and winners, but also provide valuable connections through business networking and development opportunities, as well as teaching on best innovation practices through mentoring, scholarship, panel discussions, and education courses.
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