Frost & Sullivan Recognizes Excellence in Healthcare Innovation

Release date: 11/17/2008

Mountain View, CA - November 17, 2008 - Frost & Sullivan, the Growth Partnership Company, honored healthcare companies for demonstrating leadership and innovation Wednesday, November 12, 2008 at the Excellence in Healthcare Awards Banquet held in San Antonio, Texas.

"We are honored to recognize these companies for their effective strategy and leadership in the healthcare industry," stated Art Robbins, President, North America, Frost & Sullivan. "On behalf of the analyst team that selected these recipients, we are confident that a new level of care will result from these companies dedication to innovation in the diagnosis, tratment, and management of disease and illness, leading to more favorable patient outcomes."

The Healthcare Innovation Awards are given to companies that have made a significant contribution to the delivery and management of healthcare. Such companies have shown success at meeting the needs of patients and other stakeholders in the healthcare industry by championing treatments, while striving for pioneering products, practices, technology, and ideas.

Awarded companies and individuals included
Dr. Ralph Snyderman - 2008 North American Healthcare Lifetime Achievement Award
Angioblast Systems, Inc. - 2008 North American Stem Cell Technology Innovation of the Year Award
Athersys, Inc. - 2008 North American Stem Cell Product Innovation of the Year Award
Baxter BioPharma Solutions - 2008 North American Contract manufacturing Customer Service Leadership of the Year Award
bioMerieux, Inc. - 2008 North American Rapid Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Microbiology Tests Market Leadership Award
Boston Scientific - 2008 North American Drug Eluting Stents Market Leadership Award
Capsule Technologie - 2008 Global patient Monitoring Technology Leadership Award
Celsis International plc - 2008 North American Rapid Pharmaceutical manufacturing Tests Growth Strategy Leadership Award
ConforMIS - 2008 North American Medical Device Healthcare Innovation Award
ConvaTec - 2008 North American Advanced Wound Management Growth Strategy Leadership Award
CorMatrix Cardiovascular, Inc. - 2008 North American Cardiovascular Disease Treatment Healthcare Innovation Award
DiscoveRx Corporation - 2008 North American Preclinical Tools in Drug Discovery Heathcare Innovation Award
DPT Laboratories - 2008 North American Pharmaceutical Contract Research & Manufacturing Services Healthcare Innovation Award
Eyegate Pharmaceuticals, Inc. - 2008 North American Ocular Drug Delivery Technology Innovation of the Year Award
Exiqon - 2008 North American Cancer Molecular Diagnostics Growth Strategy Leadership Award

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