Finalist in Medical Device Category

Finalist in Medical Device Category

VQ OrthoCare Named as Finalist in Medical Device Category for TechAmerica High-Tech Innovation Awards

VQ OrthoCare has been named a finalist in the Medical Device category for the TechAmerica High-Tech Innovation Awards. Now in its 17th year, this premier business event celebrates excellence and achievement in the region’s technology industry, and honors local companies, individuals and products that drive innovation in Orange County. This year’s winners will be announced at a dinner on June 2, 2010, at the Hyatt Regency in Irvine, Calif.

VQ OrthoCare’s medical device, BioniCare knee system is the non-surgical, non-invasive, non-pharmaceutical, alternative treatment for osteoarthritis of the knee. “27 million Americans are living with osteoarthritis, costing the American healthcare system 186 billion dollars annually,” said Jim Knape, president and founder, VQ OrthoCare. “In 2008, 15 to 18 billion dollars were spent on total knee replacement surgeries. This number is expected to skyrocket 700 percent by the year 2030. BioniCare offers patients a life changing alternative to surgery and significantly lowers healthcare costs for osteoarthritis treatment.”

“We had a record number of nominations this year, almost 100, and we congratulate VQ OrthoCare for rising to the finalist ranks,” said Bob Brunson, associate director, TechAmerica Orange County. “This region boasts many noteworthy companies, such as VQ OrthoCare, that continue to influence technology development throughout the rest of the world, and we’re excited to help highlight them.”

The awards categories this year include the Harvey Mudd College Green Engineering Award, Innovative Product/Technology In 2009, Outstanding CEO In Technology, Outstanding Company In Medical Technology and Outstanding Technology Company.
In addition to the awards, TechAmerica Orange County will recognize educators and students for their innovative use of science, math, and technology in the classroom and the community in conjunction with Project Tomorrow. The organization is the nation’s leading education nonprofit group focused on preparing today’s students to be tomorrow’s innovators.
For more information, please visit www.techamerica.org/htaoc.

About VQ OrthoCare
Founded in 1989 and based in Irvine, California, VQ OrthoCare is a leading manufacturer and provider of non-invasive medical solutions focused on bone, joint and soft-tissue conditions. VQ OrthoCare’s commitment to treating patients with respect and supporting them in achieving optimum outcomes is unmatched in the industry. Services include in-home patient fitting of braces and other medical devices, and technology-enabled compliance monitoring. VQ OrthoCare’s products include: Surgi-Stim4, Ortho-Stim4, Eagle, Catalyst and OActive knee bracing, Fast Start EMS, Fast Start HVPC, VQ Vector, and the BioniCare system. VQ OrthoCare is registered with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as a medical device manufacturer and specification developer. For more information, visit www.VQOrthoCare.com or call (800) 452-7993

About TechAmerica
TechAmerica is the leading voice for the U.S. technology industry, which is the driving force behind productivity growth and jobs creation in the United States and the foundation of the global innovation economy. Representing approximately 1,500 member companies of all sizes from the public and commercial sectors of the economy, it is the industry’s largest advocacy organization and is dedicated to helping members’ top and bottom lines. It is also the technology industry’s only grassroots-to-global advocacy network, with offices in state capitals around the United States, Washington, D.C., Europe (Brussels) and Asia (Beijing). TechAmerica was formed by the merger of TechAmerica (formerly the American Electronics Association), the Cyber Security Industry Alliance (CSIA), the Information Technology Association of America (ITAA) and the Government Electronics & Information Technology Association (GEIA). Learn more at www.techamerica.org.