Last night your editors at Medgadget starched our collars and shined our shoes for the 2009 Frost & Sullivan Excellence in Medical Technologies & Life Sciences Awards Banquet. The event, a bit like the academy awards for medical devices, always gets us medical gadget lovers excited, and we spent the night salivating over delicious food (chicken wrapped in prosciutto) and cutting edge medical technology.
Industry analysts at Frost and Sullivan have their finger on the pulse of the medical devices world and they meticulously select companies that produce industry changing technologies for awards at the banquet. The event was full of entrepreneurs and executives, and the recognitions they were given ranged from Home Health Devices Product of the Year to Image Guided Therapy Technology of the Year. It was held at the Hyatt Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco and opened with a reception that was followed by the awards and dinner.
Throughout the night we saw and met the people behind a lot of the companies we profile on Medgadget, but we also learned about some wonderful new innovations. In the next couple of weeks, we’ll be highlighting a bunch of the great new things we saw, so get ready for some fun. Here’s a teaser: ever thought you’d be able to swap out your heart valve like the carburetor on your 1963 hemi?
We’d like to extend a huge thanks to Frost & Sullivan for letting us attend the event. We had a grand time and look forward to showcasing the exciting technologies we saw to our readers.