For Immediate Release Contact: March 29, 2016 Aria Nejad, 801-715-6662
Finalists Announced in 14th Annual Utah Innovation Awards
SALT LAKE CITY— Twenty-eight innovations and the Utah companies that created them have been named a finalist or honorable mention recipient in the 14th annual Utah Innovation Awards, presented by Stoel Rives LLP and the Utah Technology Council. Winners will be announced, and finalists and honorable mention recipients will be honored, at a special Awards Luncheon on Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at the Hilton Salt Lake
City Center. Registration is available online at www.utahinnovationawards.com.
This statewide program, the first of its kind and sponsored by Webb Audio Visual Communication, Utah Business Magazine, KUER 90.1, USTAR, ViaWest, Lone Peak Productions, STEM Utah Coalition, Grant Thornton and GoEngineer is designed to recognize innovations and the Utah companies that created them. A committee of more than 80 experts from Utah’s private industry, government and academic communities voted on winners and finalists in each of the program’s eight categories: Clean Technology and Energy; Computer Hardware/Electrical Devices; Consumer Software; Enterprise Software, Cloud and Big Data; Life Science – Biotech; Life Science – Medical Device; Mechanical Systems/Chemicals/Manufacturing; and Outdoor and Consumer Products. The Selection Committee votes were tallied by the accounting firm and Platinum
Sponsor, Grant Thornton.
In addition to identifying finalists, the Selection Committee also identified innovations worthy of honorable mention (note: there is no restriction on the number of honorable mention recipients recognized in each category). Below is a complete list of the finalists and honorable mention recipients listed alphabetically by category:
Mechanical Systems / Chemical / Manufacturing
• ClearShield by Turner Innovations
Orem, UT; June 26, 2015 Turner MedTech™ a subsidiary of Turner Innovation will introduce their Eco-Friendly ClearShield™ at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine Conference, July 12, 2015 in Anaheim CA.
In keeping with the Core commitment of all Turner™ companies to improve technologies in the radiology environment Founder, Dr. Clark Turner has developed ClearShield™.
ClearShield™ is a patent pending lead-free acrylic sheet that is Eco-friendly, meets RoHS requirements, and provides protection from x-ray exposure.
ClearShield™ is an excellent substrate for machining and rapid customization and was designed so that architects, x-ray equipment designers, mobile barrier suppliers, military, government and others who work in the medical, industrial, nuclear and scientific industries will now have a safe and effective alternative to lead loaded acrylic.
ClearShield™ users will appreciate the safety and effectiveness of working with this material.
To meet the customer’s needs acrylic sheets come in standard and custom sizes. To insure full application of the ClearShield™ it is shatter resistant and machinable for optimal applications.
As a global society we have committed to remove toxic materials like lead from as many applications as possible. At Turner we have focused on providing alternatives to lead in ways that others did not consider possible. Meaningful innovation is a passion for the Turner team.” says self-proclaimed X-Ray geek, Dr. Clark Turner, PhD.
Turner MedTech, a subsidiary of Turner Innovation is a Utah based Technology firm focused on product development and manufacturing within the Imaging and Radiology space. www.turnerinnovation.com
Special to RSNA 2014, Nov. 20, 2014, Chicago—Continuing the innovation from its advanced expertise in radiation technology and x-ray device innovation, Turner MedTech, of Orem, Utah, is premiering ClearShield™ at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) annual meeting Nov. 30–Dec. 4. ClearShield may be found in the South Hall Booth #4079 of McCormick Place.
ClearShield is lead-free, eco-friendly, and it complies with European Union RoHS requirements. ClearShield is composed of a patent-pending bismuth material that produces a clear acrylic lead-free sheet for reliable shielding protection from x-ray exposure. There is absolutely no lead utilized.
ClearShield comes in standard sizes, thicknesses and lead (Pb) equivalent shielding ratings. It may also be custom fabricated for specific needs. ClearShield is currently available in limited sizes with additional sizes scheduled for availability in Q1 2015.
ClearShield is a brand new option to traditional leaded glass or lead acrylic shielding materials. We are pleased to bring such a great example of innovation to market,” said Dr. Clark Turner, Founder and CEO of Turner MedTech. “The new ClearShield acrylic sheets are shatter resistant, transparent, and an excellent material for machining and rapid customization wherever x-ray shielding is required.”
urner noted that ClearShield provides an outstanding new solution for remote or portable x-ray and other medical and dental x-ray device shielding applications. In addition ClearShield is an excellent option for nuclear, government, military and industrial labs. Architects will find this a very important alternative for their facility design applications as well.
About Turner MedTech
As an organization, Turner Innovations (R&D) and Turner MedTech (manufacturing) combine to serve as one of the nation’s most highly-specialized resources for the commercialization of medical and technology products, providing resources ranging from rapid prototyping to product design, and short-run outsourced manufacturing. In the high tech commercialization arena, Turner MedTech is rapidly emerging as the go-to resource for prototyping and contract manufacturing of medical device components and products.
For more information, visit Turner MedTech at 1119 South 1680 West
Orem, UT 84058, Direct phone: 1-801-796-2951 or at www.turnermedtech.com.
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