Cade Awards Night Focuses on Innovation

Tampa-based BioAcousTech won first place and a $50,000 prize provided by the Community Foundation of North Florida (formerly the Gainesville Community Foundation) in the Third Annual Cade Museum Prize Night, presented at the Santa Fe Fine Arts Hall May 11. BioAcousTech developed eCath, a device that monitors cardiovascular, pulmonary and fetal functions through sound waves from catheters in patients.

Gainesville-based Reliox, which developed a simple process to produce the disinfectant chlorine dioxide, was the first runner-up. The second runner-up was Orlando-based Nanodiscovery, which uses gold nanoparticles in medical tests.

Contestant Stephen Hsu and his wife, Helen Goh, talk with judge James Ehrlich, the medical director of Colorado-based Early Detection Technologies. Hsu’s company, Prometheon Pharma, is developing Topix, a skin patch for use with medical compounds such as insulin that can’t be delivered through a patch now. Hsu’s company was the third runner-up in the prize competition.

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