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 Issue #19                                                                             September 28, 2011


This is Your Call to Action!


Are you aware of an innovative new product or service that you think deserves an Edison Award?  If so, please tell us about it.  Do a favor for the innovators who've worked hard getting their innovation to market -- tell us who they are.  We want to be sure they get the recognition they deserve. 
Nominations are now open for the 2012 Edison Awards, which will recognize innovation excelllence in new products, services or other innovative offerings in 14 different categoriesIf you know of a deserving new innovation that ought to be nominated, send us an email and we'll make certain they're contacted.


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Edison Award nominees represent active contributors to the cause and purpose of innovation in the world.  A percentage of every nomination fee is a tax deductible contribution used to help tell the broader story of innovation, advance the values and principles of Thomas A. Edison and other accomplished innovators, to fund programs and conferences dedicated to innovation and education and to fund the development of new innovation curricula.

Bringing the Exam Room to the Patient

Ongoing Innovation from MedApps

MedAppsWe're shining a spotlight this week on MedApps, which is dedicated to developing innovative remote health monitoring solutions that deliver cost-effective connectivity between patient, care provider and electronic medical records. 
 "Our goal is to drive down healthcare costs by improving efficiencies, increasing patient compliance and enabling proactive care delivery which, in turn, improves patient outcomes," said Kent Dicks, MedApps' founder and CEO.
In addition to winning a 2011 Silver Edison Award, MedApps Mobile Health Monitoring has been the focus of a great deal of attention in the health care community because of its innovative approach to virtually bring the exam room to the patient. The MedApps System offers these unique features and benefits:


--CloudCare™ - MedApps' cloud-based platform that allows unprecedented flexibility and scalability in remote health monitoring and cost-effective disease management.  CloudCare brings the concept of "plug and play" to healthcare by enabling integration with off-the-shelf retail medical monitors (e.g. glucose meters, blood pressure monitors).

--Automated Health Data Transmission - MedApps' dedicated portable devices such as HealthPAL and HealthAIR provide the ultimate in ease-of-use with hands-off delivery of near real-time health information to the user's electronic health record - eliminating the need for hand-written logs, computers, or smart phones to upload data. 

--Proven Results - The FDA-cleared MedApps System is producing notable results and demonstrating a strong ROI with leading healthcare providers across the nation.


"Being recognized as an Edison Award recipient affirms that we've got a solid solution and platform that can really enable innovation in the mHealth field and help deliver the benefits of remote patient monitoring more broadly, to have a meaningful impact in the healthcare system and improve the health and quality of life of people across the country," added Dicks.  For more information, visit www.medapps.com.

TAP Technology

Innovating Blood Sample Collection


Sharing the Science & Medical spotlight this week is Touch Activated Phlebotomy™ (TAP) technology from Seventh Sense Biosystems, Inc. TAP, winner of the 2011 Gold Edison Award in the Science & Medicine category, is a new device technology that's been developed to eliminate the discomfort, inconvenience, and expert intervention associated with traditional blood sample collection.

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TAP is a small device that can be used to collect a quality blood sample in a single, painless step. The device is designed to penetrate the uppermost layers of skin and uses a proprietary microfluidic extraction process to transfer blood to a collection reservoir for subsequent analysis. TAP's unique and intuitive design is intended to be appropriate for use by anyone, anywhere, anytime, and may aid in bringing testing closer to the patient. Importantly, TAP's universal design can be interfaced with a broad range of test systems across the full spectrum of diagnostic applications.


"We are extremely pleased to be recognized by the Edison Awards for innovative achievement in healthcare diagnostics," said Doug Levinson, Ph.D., chief executive officer and co-founder of Seventh Sense Biosystems and partner at Flagship Ventures. "The ability to access blood in a simple and painless manner addresses fundamental needs across the diagnostics and health monitoring markets."   For more information, visit www.7sbio.com

Featured Product of the Week

Replenish Reusable Bottle System by Replenish


Replenish is an innovative, patented, reusable bottle system designed to transform the way household cleaners are packaged and Replenishconsumed.  The all-in-one bottle design allows you to measure, mix with water, store and spray powerful cleaners using replaceable Concentrate Pods.  Each Concentrate Pod makes four bottles (of 64 diluted ounces each) of powerful, nose-perking, fresh cleaner.  By reusing the bottle and replacing the Concentrate Pod, you get more, safe, hardworking cleaner instead of paying for water and plastic.  This simple act of reuse will help keep billions of pounds of waste out of landfills and chemical emissions out of the air.  For the latest news and more, follow Replenish on Twitter (insert hyperlink) and "Like" them on Facebook (insert hyperlink).


Win a Free Replenish Product!


Winners of the bronze 2011 Edison Award in the Energy & Sustainability/Packaging category, the makers of Replenish will choose 25 lucky consumers, selected at random, to receive a free Replenish product.  To qualify, make sure to "like" the Edison Awards on Facebook and provide your information on our website.  The promotion runs from September 26 to October 1, 2011.  Be sure to also "like" Replenish on Facebook.

About the Edison Awards


The Edison Best New Product Awards™ are among the most prestigious accolades honoring excellence in new product and service development, marketing, design and innovation.  Unique to the world of award programs, the Edison Awards are focused on the innovators as much as the innovations


The Edison Awards recognize the persistence and excellence personified by Thomas Edison and his tremendous legacy. Be sure to visit our website for more information, including award categories, nomination criteria, and a list of past winners.

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"If we all did the things we are really capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves."


Thomas A. Edison