CLEVELAND Feb. 25, 2011 Crain’s Cleveland Business Northeast Ohio
This year, nine winners have been selected to receive awards, representing innovations from a broad range of technology industries including advanced energy; advanced materials; biosciences; flexible electronics; and instrumentation, controls and electronics.
Northeast Ohio Martin Abraham Dean, College Youngstown State University Dianne Anderson Case Western Reserve University Dave Baldwin Stephen Cheng Dean, College University of Akron Dennis Cocco John Dearborn Walter E. Horton, Jr. Dean, College Max Lewis Kathy Needham
Northeast Ohio Rebecca O. Bagley Cleveland Northeast Ohio
Below is a list of 2011 NorTech Innovation Award winners and descriptions of their innovation.
AllTech Medical Systems America, Inc.
High-Performance Low-Cost Total MRI System
Northeast Ohio China www.alltechmedusa.com
Ashlawn Energy, LLC
Vanadium Redox Flow Batteries for Energy Storage Solutions
Echogen Power Systems, Inc.
Advanced Energy Recycling Using a CO2 Based Power Cycle
Kent Displays, Inc.
Boogie Board™ LCD Writing Tablet
MAR Systems Inc.
RTI International Metals, Inc.
Continuous Casting Method for Making Titanium Ingots
University of Akron
Ultrasonic Rubber Devulcanization Extruder and Technology
University of Akron www.uakron.edu
Vibrational Guidewire System for Crossing Chronic Lesions
Chronic total occlusions (or CTOs) are a prevalent vascular disease that remain the ‘last frontier’ in interventional cardiology. VasoStar has developed an electromagnetic vibrating technology and device that allows clinicians to penetrate CTOs with a single piece of equipment – bypassing invasive surgeries and reducing hospital costs by 50%.
University of Akron Kent State University
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