Avelas wins San Diego Business Journal Innovation Award

SAN DIEGO, June 18, 2013 – The San Diego Business Journal held its 2013 Innovation Awards at the extraordinary Scripps Seaside Forum in La Jolla on Tuesday, June 18, to recognize the breakthrough technologies and unique new products developed by San Diego companies in a broad spectrum of industries from medical research to aviation safety and social media to mobile senior care.

The program was created with the vision to honor and acknowledge the individuals and organizations that continue to stretch boundaries and who demonstrate how the innovative spirit drives economic value.

An expert panel of judges including Karen Brassfield, Gerald Ellison, and Reo Carr reviewed 101 finalists who were highlighted in the pages of the San Diego Business Journal. Winners were chosen in a broad range of categories for their unique contributions in the fields of biotech, green energy, finance, marketing, medical devices and research, consumer and mobile products, software and technology. Support for the event included title sponsors Hiscox and Silvergate Bank, along with gold sponsor ESET.

The 2013 Innovation Award Winners are:

  • Biotech Carolyn Fritz, Allylix Inc.
  • Consumer Product Paul Jacobs, Qualcomm Inc./Snaptracs Inc.
  • Energy/Green David Saltman, Malama Composites
  • Finance Alexander Wallin, SprinkleBit
  • Marketing Jon Carder, MOGL
  • Medical Devices Jay Lichter, Avelas Biosciences Inc. (Avalon Venture Capital)
  • Medical Research Aladar Szalay, Genelux Corp.
  • Mobile Device Kian Saneii, Independa, Inc.
  • Software Tracy R. Trent, Proximetry
  • Technology Gerry Block, Sandel Avionics Inc.

The award-winning weekly San Diego Business Journal examines the many ways that the San Diego economy operates. First-rate editorial and research teams provide in-depth analysis of the community’s ever-changing business and economic scene in both a print and digital edition. One of the San Diego Business Journal’s most widely read features is The List, which ranks the top businesses in any given industry. Those surveys are then compiled into an
invaluable resource – the annual Book of Lists.

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