Clear Guide Medical, one of the first Johns Hopkins startups to move into FastForward, has won the 2013 Maryland Incubator Company of the Year Award in the Life Sciences/Medical Device category.
“The 2013 Incubator Company of the Year winners represent the most outstanding group of startups in the state,” says Rob Rosenbaum, president and executive director of the Maryland Technology Development Corporation (TEDCO).
The 2013 winners were selected based on goals and success in achieving their objectives. Judges considered factors such as technology or product development, intellectual property, increase in employee numbers, and growth in revenue or earnings. Clear Guide also received a two-year $1 million grant to commercialize its ultrasound probe to guide needle intervention.
Clear Guide was founded by Computer Science Department Chair Gregory D. Hager and Emad M. Boctor, an assistant professor in Radiology and the director of the Medical UltraSound Imaging and Intervention Collaboration Research Laboratory. They work with former post-doctoral student, Phillip Stolka, co-inventor of the technology, and Dorothee Heisenberg, chief operating officer.