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San Diego County's Most Innovative New Product Award Winners Are...

Editor's Note: CONNECT released the following announcement Friday, Dec. 6, 2013.

2013 Most Innovative New Product Award Winners Revealed

Today we are thrilled to announce the winners of the 26th annual Most Innovative New Product (MIP) Awards, honoring San Diego-based companies and innovative leaders who launched groundbreaking new products in nine different industry-specific categories in the last year. 

The 2013 MIP Award winners, selected through a rigorous judging process from a pool of more than 100 nominations were as follows: 

Aerospace and Security Technologies: Cubic Defense Applications for One Shot 

One Shot is a breakthrough in long-range targeting accuracy that automatically measures and corrects for all aiming errors including-for the first time ever-downrange crosswind speed and direction. It gives our warfighters a decisive battlefield advantage.

Communications and IT: iboss Network Security for iboss Cloud Web Security with Device Management 

iboss Cloud Web Security with Device Management provides SaaS mobile device web security and management enabling organizations to safely integrate mobile technology. Utilizing the cloud, MobileEther secures company data, protects against web threats and ensures industry compliance seamlessly within minutes.

Hardware and General Technology: Nextivity, Inc. for Cel-Fi RS2 

Cel-Fi is a smart signal booster that maximizes a user's indoor wireless experience by eliminating in-building dead zones. Cel-Fi increases wireless data speeds and eliminates dropped calls for wireless subscribers by boosting signal strength from one bar to five bars.

Life Sciences-Diagnostics and Research Tools: Life Technologies for Ion AmpliSeq Exome 

Ion AmpliSeq Exome Kit isolates key regions of the genome with unparalleled ease and speed, leveraging PCR, a routine lab technique. Taking six hours instead of several days, this provides the simplest, fastest exome sequencing solution for researchers studying disease.

Life Sciences-Medical Products: Isis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. for KYNAMRO 

KYNAMRO is the first FDA-approved, systemically delivered, antisense drug and a product of Isis' drug discovery technology platform. KYNAMRO is designed to inhibit LDL-cholesterol formation and is marketed to treat patients with HoFH, a genetic disease characterized by severely high LDL-cholesterol.

Mobile Apps: OneHealth Solutions, Inc. for OneHealth 

OneHealth is the leading HIPAA-compliant mobile application combining social technology, game mechanics and clinical principles to support chronic condition and behavioral health patients. Through real-time peer support, OneHealth Experts and evidence-based clinical resources, patients actively manage their conditions anytime, anywhere.

Software: Emotient for FACET 

Emotient is the leading authority in facial expression recognition. Emotient's flagship product is FACET, a software development kit for automatic emotion detection. Emotient's technology translates facial expressions into actionable information, enabling companies to develop emotion-aware technologies and create new levels of customer engagement. 

Sport & Active Lifestyle Technologies: Hookit for Hookit Athlete Index

Marketers invest $12B in athlete endorsements every year to capture a piece of $1T plus they impact in consumer spending. Hookit has created the first ever tool to track and monetize athletes' real-time influence in today's complex world of digital media. 

Sustainability: Achates Power, Inc. for Achates Power Opposed-Piston, Two-Stroke Engine 

Achates Power has developed radically improved internal combustion engines that increase fuel efficiency, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and are lower cost. These engines meet the U.S. militarys stringent requirements for power density, fuel efficiency, heat rejection and multi-fuel capabilities. 

Distinguished Contribution Award

In addition to the nine companies honored for their outstanding new products, during a very special moment in the award ceremony the Distinguished Contribution Award for Life Sciences and Technology Innovation was awarded posthumously to former Chief Executive Officer, Duane Roth, who passed away in August. Duane's brother Ted accepted the award, followed by an inspiring tribute video honoring all that Duane did for the San Diego region. Bestowed annually, the Distinguished Contribution Award for Life Sciences and Technology Innovation, honors individuals in San Diego who, through business activities and community involvement, have encouraged innovation, diversity of thought and the advancement of local entrepreneurs. A lover of innovation and technology and a true community cultivator, Roth was beloved in the community for serving as an inspiration, a leader, a mentor, a role model, an advocate and friend. Roth's many contributions to local entrepreneurs and the San Diego innovation economy coupled with his infectious spirit will live on as the award will be renamed in his honor the Duane Roth Distinguished Contribution Award for Life Sciences and Technology Innovation.

For the complete list of winners and additional information on the CONNECT MIP Awards please click here.

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