Applications are now being accepted for the 2014 MedTech Innovator competition, which will be held during this June’s Wilson Sonsini (WSGR) Medical Device conference. The winner gets a $100,000 prize. Ten companies will be selected as semi-finalists by a panel of medical device VC’s, and all of the semi-finalists will get free registration to the WSGR device conference. After the presentations, the MedTech Innovator of 2014 will be selected by an audience vote. All early-stage medical device companies are encouraged to apply, e.g. companies seeking seed, series A and series B rounds. Even university-stage technologies are welcome. The deadline for applying is May 19th, and the application can be found at: http://www.medtechinnovator.com/wsgr2014
Research Corporation Technologies in Tucson, Ariz., is a technology investment and management company that provides early-stage funding and development for promising biomedical companies and technologies. RCT focuses on technology investments with origins from universities and research institutions worldwide. Founded in 1987, the company carries on a vision chartered in 1912 by Frederick Gardner Cottrell, a university professor and inventor who championed the transfer of academic innovation to commercial use. RCT has assets of more than $200 million to advance technology development through venture investment, partnerships and special licensing programs. To support these programs, RCT has staff in its corporate office in Tucson, Ariz., and on the Pacific Coast. RCT employs investment professionals with expertise in the life sciences, development of medical devices and therapeutics, and financial management.
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