AdvaMed Announces Emerging Growth Company Scholarship Winners


Today AdvaMed announced the Emerging Growth Company Scholarships for 29 Company Presentations, through the generous support of Aon, the National Institutes of Health, PROPEL and RCT Ventures.

Company Presentations at AdvaMed 2014 connect innovative, early-stage medical device companies with potential investors, corporate business development and other strategic partners. Emerging Growth Company Scholarships help offset the presentation fees and reduce registration cost for these early and growth stage medical device and diagnostic companies. 

Congratulations to the following companies who received one of four Emerging Growth Company Scholarships:

1.     RCT Grand Prize – One complimentary Company Presentation, complimentary full-access registration and support for travel expenses.

Surgisense Corporation

2.     NIH Scholars –12 complimentary Company Presentations and complimentary full-access registrations for recipients of SBIR funding from five participating Institutes and Centers: National Cancer Institute (NCI); National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI); National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID); National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB); National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS).

Actuated Medical, Inc.

Angel Medical Systems, Inc.

Clear Guide Medical

Corvida Medical

Diagnostics Photonics, Inc.

DVX Medical, LLC

IGI Technologies


NanoNerve, Inc.

NeuroRecovery Technologies

Sharklet Technologies, Inc.


3.     Aon Midwest MedTech Scholars – 12 complimentary Company Presentations and discounted registration (supported by Aon) for early stage MedTech companies in Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri and Wisconsin.

Acera Surgical Inc. (MO)

Blaze Medical Devices (MI)

Cearna Aesthetics (IL)

EmboMedics (MN)

F Cubed, LLC  (IN)

HeadSense Medica (OH)

HistoSonics, Inc. (MI)

Lucigen Corporation (WI)

Nirva Medical, LLC (MN)

Novian Health, Inc. (IL)

ReQuisite Biomedical, LLC (OH)

Sintact Medical Systems, LLC (IN)

4.     PROPEL Scholars – Four complimentary Company Presentations and complimentary full-access registrations for Illinois MedTech companies supported by PROPEL grant funding. PROPEL, a center of the iBIO Institute. will also provide grant funding for additional Illinois start-ups to attend AdvaMed 2014.

Advanced Cooling Therapy 

Briteseed, LLC

PixelEXX Systems, Inc.

Sword Diagnostics

These Emerging Growth Company Scholars competed against innovative, early-stage MedTech companies from the U.S. and around the world for the opportunity to be one of 60 Company Presenters at AdvaMed 2014. Applicants not selected for these scholarships are still under consideration for the remaining Company Presentations spots.


AdvaMed 2014 is pleased to announce additional scholarships are now available for Company PresentationsIn partnership with corporate sponsors, AdvaMed 2014 will award several more scholarships under the final application deadline of July 31. Click here to apply now.