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Finalists Announced in 14th Annual Utah Innovation Awards

Twenty-eight innovations and the Utah companies that created them have been named a finalist or honorable mention recipient in the 14th annual Utah Innovation  Awards, presented by Stoel Rives LLP and the Utah Technology Council. Winners will be announced, and finalists and honorable mention recipients will be honored, at a special Awards Luncheon on Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at the Hilton Salt Lake City Center. Registration is available online at

This statewide program, the first of its kind and sponsored by Webb Audio Visual Communication, Utah Business Magazine, KUER 90.1, USTAR, ViaWest, Lone Peak Productions, STEM Utah Coalition, Grant Thornton and GoEngineer is designed to recognize innovations and the Utah companies that created them.

A committee of more than 80 experts from Utah’s private industry, government and academic communities voted on winners and finalists in each of the program’s eight categories: Clean Technology and Energy; Computer Hardware/Electrical Devices; Consumer Software; Enterprise Software, Cloud and Big Data; Life Science – Biotech; Life Science – Medical Device; Mechanical Systems/Chemicals/Manufacturing; and Outdoor and Consumer Products. The Selection Committee votes were tallied by the accounting firm and Platinum Sponsor, Grant Thornton.

In addition to identifying finalists, the Selection Committee also identified innovations worthy of honorable mention (note: there is no restriction on the number of honorable mention recipients recognized in each category). Below is a complete list of the finalists and honorable mention recipients listed alphabetically by category:

Clean Technology and Energy

Planetary Rotor Expander by Helidyne LLCShip Fuel Desulfurization Technology by Ceramatec Inc.

Honorable Mention

Biological Supercapacitor by 32Atps

Computer Hardware / Electrical Devices


Honorable Mention

The Huny B Speaker by HivePicoCluster by PicoCluster LLC

Consumer Software (Including Social Media and Mobile Apps)

OwnerCare by AutoPointSmartbeat by Photorithm Inc.

Honorable Mention

UDOT SNAP Walking School Bus App by UDOT

Enterprise Software, Cloud and Big Data

Blyncsy by BlyncsyDataSphere by Primary DataEyeDetect by Converus

Honorable Mention

ClinCapture by ClinovoMX Platform by MXPurePredictive by PurePredictive Inc.

Life Science – BioTech

Lineagen FirstStepDX PLUS by LineagenPreTRM Test by Sera Prognostics

Honorable Mention

NOXA Priming by Tolero Pharmaceuticals

Life Science – Medical Device

Light Line Catheter by Veritas Medical

Honorable Mention

Rugged Ozone Sterilization System (ROSS) by Ceramatec Inc.

Mechanical Systems / Chemical / Manufacturing

ClearShield by Turner InnovationsM-Vac Forensic DNA Collection Device by M-Vac Systems, Inc.

Honorable Mention

Green Rubber Manufacturing Technology by Technology Holding LLCRocket Motor Thrust Termination by Orbital ATK

Outdoor and Consumer Products

ageLOC ME by Nu SkinRazik Epitome & Vortex by Razik BicyclesSnappower Guidelight by Snappower

Honorable Mention

Jaybird Freedom by Jaybird

The May 11th awards luncheon begins at 10:30 am with honorees showcasing their innovations. The Luncheon will begin at 11:30 am. For UTC members, individual seats are $75.00, for non-UTC members, individual seats are $100.00, and a table of ten is $800. To register, visit

The program is supported by the Association of Corporate Growth, Manufacturing Extension Partnership, MountainWest Capital Network; USTAR, Wayne Brown Institute, and the Women Technology Council. More details about the awards program are available at

About Stoel Rives LLP

Stoel Rives is a business law firm providing counseling and litigation services to a wide range of clients throughout the United States. The firm has nearly 400 attorneys operating out of 12 offices in seven states and the District of Columbia.  Stoel Rives is regarded as a leader in corporate, intellectual property, litigation, energy, natural resources, and environmental law.  For more information, visit

About Utah Technology Council

The Utah Technology Council is the essential resource for Utah’s 4,000 science and technology companies seeking to develop management talent, improve Utah’s business environment and raise investment capital. Members can connect and share insights with industry peers, government and academic leaders, professional service providers and venture capital firms. Visit or call 801.568-3500.

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