SAN FRANCISCO, May 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Invuity®, a leading developer of advanced visualization devices to optimize minimal access and minimally invasive surgeries, announced today the company has been selected as a winner of the Red Herring's 2013 Top 100 Award for North America, honoring the year's most promising private technology companies in the region. The company was chosen from among nearly a thousand prominent technology start-ups in the United States and Canada in recognition of its outstanding technological innovation.
Companies were evaluated on both quantitative and qualitative criteria, such as financial performance, technology innovation and intellectual property, management quality, business model, customer footprint, and market penetration.
"Invuity is dedicated to providing superior, advanced illumination for minimally invasive surgeries," said Philip Sawyer, CEO of Invuity. "This is a much needed component to enabling these surgeries, and we are really proud of our contribution to patients and the health care system as a whole. Our proprietary technology is being adopted as an integral part of many procedures across an array of surgical specialties. We are gratified as this award recognizes the dedication and commitment of our employees and investors, as well as the physicians who put Eigr to use every day."
More information about the selection process can be found at www.redherring.com/top-100.
Eigr technology incorporates a proprietary optical waveguide technology with a complex geometry of integrated microstructures to shape illumination within the operative space. Eigr broadly projects thermally cool, brilliant light to uniformly illuminate deep surgical cavities, providing unsurpassed visualization while virtually eliminating shadows, glare and thermal hazards. Eigr waveguides are single use products.
Invuity develops advanced medical devices to dramatically improve access and visualization in minimally invasive and minimal access surgeries. The company's products incorporate its proprietary Eigr technology into sophisticated hand-held illumination devices and access systems for a variety of surgical specialties including spine, orthopedics, breast and thyroid oncology and plastic surgery. The company is headquartered in San Francisco, CA. For more information, visit www.invuity.com.
Invuity and Eigr are trademarks or registered trademarks of Invuity, Inc.