Deadline Approaching for Medical Main Street Innovator Nominations

PONTIAC — The deadline for accepting nominations for Medical Main Street’s ‘Inno-Vator of the Year’ award is Sept. 5.

The award honors the creators of a medical device which demonstrates the most dramatic change in the health care industry in Michigan. It will be presented Oct. 22 during Medical Main Street’s Inno-Vention 2014 conference at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi.

Forms and conference registration can be found at

Medical devices are used in the diagnosis and cure of disease and other conditions. To be considered for the award, the device must have been developed in Michigan, achieved prototype development and validation, and incorporate a game-changing innovation.

Inno-Vention is set for Oct. 21-22 at the Suburban Collection Showplace. The conference, with the Medical Main Street Network, builds valuable relationships and productive collaborations in Southeast Michigan and globally. Now in its third year, the conference will feature an expansion of the popular Demonstration Alley, with companies exhibiting the latest medical technology innovations. There will also be expert panel discussions on intellectual property, accountable care organizations, health and wellness as an asset, and mobile health care.

HistoSonics of Ann Arbor was named 2013 Inno-Vator of the Year for its Vortx Rx, a medical device which uses sound energy to treat tissue inside the body without the need for traditional surgery.

Last year’s conference attracted more than 600 health professionals, clinicians, investors and suppliers. A global audience of more than 95,000 people was reached through social media in the United States, Europe, Asia and Canada.

For more information on how to get involved, conference sponsorships and programming from Inno-Vention 2014, visit To register, visit

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