This award recognizes the companies who have pursued their mission with dedication and perseverance and built momentum towards commercialization with a substantial breakthrough this past year. Nominees should be selected of companies who have achieved important milestones such as advancing to a clinical-stage company, achieving successful pivotal trials, or getting FDA approval to commercialize their technology to bring it to the patients who need it.
A long list of companies had breakthroughs this year and achieved great milestones for their technology, so it was a challenging task to narrow down finalists. These finalists were chosen from that list because their technology addresses an essential advancement in the field of medicine for their patient population or the medical field as a whole. Congratulations to all of the finalists who are on their way to changing the world by saving and improving lives.