Patents and Awards



Our innovations are supported by patents with broad field blocking claims. For example, two issued US patents include 9 and 5 independent claims, respectively, a clear indicator of uniqueness and novelty.

U.S. Patents – 7859168, 8138656 & 9238102.

Additional patents pending.


  • 2012

    Arizona Commerce Authority FAST grant

  • 2007

    National Science Foundation (NSF) STTR (Small Business Technology Transfer Research)

  • 2006

    U.S. Army Medical Research and Material Command (USAMRMC) SBIR grant


  • 2013

    Tech Connect

    National Innovation Award for Presentation.

  • 2012

    American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)

    Awarded top prize for “smart material” commercialization progress.

    International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE)

    Awarded top prize for “smart material” commercialization progress.

    CONNECT Venture Rountable

    One of ten companies selected to present from 2010 through 2012.

    Device Fest

    Selected to exhibit 2010 through 2012.

  • 2011

    Octane Medical Devices Event

    One of ten companies selected to present.

  • 2010

    Popular Science

    Named the ‘Mini-Infuser™’ one of the “top inventions of the year.”

  • 2009

    Association of University Research Parks

    Innovation Award of Excellence

  • 2007

    Arizona BioIndustry Association

    Medical Device or Instrumentation Company of the Year.

  • 2006

    Governor’s Celebration of Innovation

    Innovation of the Year – Start-up Company.

  • 2005

    ExoNexus wireless convergence incubator in San Diego

    First company to win acceptance.

  • 2004

    Arizona Center for Innovation (AzCI)

    Admitted to AzCI.