2016 Winners

Below are the winners of the Utah Innovation Awards 2016. Each winner section will include a description. For more information, please visit the respective website.

Helidyne has commercialized an innovative, high pressure Planetary Rotor gas expander.  The expander can be used in a variety of applications to convert waste gas pressure into renewable electricity.  Its radical 4 rotor design allows it to operate at pressures more than double its competition.


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Blyncsy uses sensor technology to anonymously collect data on the traffic and trends of the real world. This data offers Blyncsy’s customers the insights and data they need to make more informed and profitable decisions, and to build a better world through data.


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The M-Vac is a wet-vacuum DNA collection system.  It sprays DNA free solution onto a surface and simultaneously vacuums it up creating a turbulent collection environment.  It is used to collect DNA material from porous or rough surfaces on evidence or in the crime scene.


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TAGSMYTH’s handheld RangeTRACKER is equipped with a compact directional antenna, which allows individuals to locate cattle that have been tagged with a lightweight RangeTAG from up to 4 miles away. With the RangeTAG and RangeTRACKER, producers can quickly and easily find their cattle.


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PreTRM® is a simple blood test that predicts a mother’s individualized risk for preterm birth early in her pregnancy.  Predicting early allows doctors to proactively treat their patients, with the goal of improving the health of all babies and decreasing healthcare costs.


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The Snappower Guidelight is a unique replacement for the standard bulky plug-in night-light found in homes today. Three LED lights, including an automatic on/off sensor, are built directly into a cover-plate to add beautiful pathway lighting to any room in the home and in.


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Smartbeat is a mobile/web platform that allows users to monitor their vital signs using a camera. Information such as heart rate is continuously recorded and uploaded for personal and healthcare needs.


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Catheters are among the most commonly used and important medical tools. Yet, catheter-related bacterial infections kill thousands of American hospital patients every year. The Light Line™ Catheter visible light-phototherapy system targets and kills the bacteria, including drug resistant species, that cause these infections.


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