PHOENIX, Ariz. (Dec. 3, 2014) – VisionGate, Inc. has been named a gold winner in two categories in the Best in Biz Awards 2014, the only independent business awards program judged by members of the press and industry analysts. VisionGate was awarded gold in the Most Innovative Company of the Year (Small) category and in the Most Innovative Product of the Year (SMB) category.
Awarded for its innovative technology, VisionGate’s revolutionary Cell-CT® can take a bodily sample – sputum, urine, blood, etc. – and essentially take a CT scan of each individual cell, which automatically determines normals from abnormals. Currently, cells are seen in 2D on a glass slide. This technology is transformational in that it allows physicians and scientists to see an individual cell in 3D for the very first time, allowing for more accurate and earlier detection of disease.
VisionGate was awarded Most Innovative Product for its LuCED® test, a non-invasive, take-home test that aids physicians in the early detection of lung cancer, the world’s deadliest cancer. Whether as a first-line screening or used in conjunction with the CT scan to eliminate the false positives, it provides significant hope to those at risk for lung cancer and for the 20 percent who are not considered high-risk, but are diagnosed with lung cancer each year. VisionGate’s LuCED test will be available to the public in early 2015.
This is the first time VisionGate has won a Best in Biz award. Its fourth annual North American program, this year was its most competitive yet. As in previous years, the program featured a large and distinguished judging panel comprised of members of the media who reviewed and scored the hundreds of award nominations. More than 550 award nominations were received this year in a variety of company, executive, team and product-focused categories. Nominations were fielded from public and private companies of all sizes, from virtually every major industry and region in the U.S. and Canada.
“We are honored to be recognized in two categories by the Best in Biz Awards,” said VisionGate Founder & CEO Dr. Alan Nelson. “This award is a result of our commitment to innovation as well as our unique team of engineers and scientists who continue to develop technologies that have tremendous potential to save lives.”
Winners of Best in Biz Awards 2014 were determined based on scoring from an independent panel of 53 judges from highly recognized newspapers, business, consumer and technology publications, radio outlets and analyst firms. In addition to the numerous judges returning from previous panels, this year’s 53-person judging panel included several worthy additions to this high-profile group. The panel included contributors to AdWeek, American Banker, Android Central, Atlanta Tribune, Boston.com, Buffalo News, Business News Daily, Chip Design Magazine, Computerworld, Connecting Women Radio, Consumer Affairs, Crain’s New York Business, CRN, Detroit Free Press, Digital Trends, ECT News Network, Entrepreneur, eWeek Channel Insider, Fierce Online Video, IDB Ventures, IEEE Institute, Inc. Magazine, InfoRisk Today, Information Week, Journal Times, King Features Syndicate, L.A. Biz, Lab Reviews, Law Technology News, Marketing Profs, MediaPost, Miami Herald, Motley Fool, New York Observer, NorthBay Biz, PC Magazine, peHUB, Phoenix Business Journal, Quad-City Times, San Jose Mercury News, Silicon Valley Business Journal, Small Business Digest, Tech Cocktail, Tech-Gaming, TheDeal.com, Upstart Business Journal, Venture Capital Journal, Wired, Xconomy and ZDNet.
For a full list of gold, silver and bronze winners in Best in Biz Awards 2014, visit: http://www.bestinbizawards.com/2014-winners/.