OrthoX receives top Mira award

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South Bend-based OrthoX, founded from research conducted by scientists associated with the University of Notre Dame, took the top honor of Innovation of the Year at Saturday’s Mira Awards banquet.

The annual Mira Awards, which recognize the state’s most successful technology-driven companies, are presented by TechPoint—part of the Central Indiana Corporate Partnership’s initiatives focused on the state’s fastest-growing economic clusters.

OrthoX, which develops orthopedic implants for extreme conditions, was recognized for its ceramic fiber reinforced bone cement. OrthoX expects the Food and Drug Administration to approve its innovation for commercial use this year.

Winners in other award categories were:

New Media Excellence and Innovation: Imavex LLC, Noblesville

Information Technology: ExactTarget, Indianapolis

Information Technology Gazelle (startup): BlueLock LLC, Indianapolis

Excellence in Corporate Information Technology: Hill-Rom Holdings Inc., Batesville

Health Care Information Technology: My Health Care Manager Inc., Indianapolis

Health and Life Sciences: Cook Biotech Inc., West Lafayette

Health and Life Sciences Gazelle (startup): Nico Corp., Indianapolis

Advanced Manufacturing: EnerDel Inc., Indianapolis

Distribution, Transportation and Logistics: Redcats USA, Indianapolis

Education Contribution to Technology, Team: Ball State University Center for Media Design

Education Contribution to Technology, Individual: Thomas Mason, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

Also, Dorothy Crenshaw, chief information officer for Indianapolis Public Schools’ Information Technology Division, received the Foundation Bridge Builder Award for ushering IPS into the digital age.

And longtime entrepreneur and venture capitalist Robert A. Compton was honored for his contributions to Indiana’s high-tech industry with the Trailblazer in Technology Award.


  • Commercialization Strategy
    Dear Otho-X,

    I'm familiar with the technology FDV-Flex that was exclusively licensed by LifeLink Technologies, LLC through the University of Notre Dame in early 2007.

    How is the Ortho-X commercialization plan unique over FDV-Flex? Improving the quality of life of seniors worldwide is important.

    uCongratulations on the MIRA award through TechPoint.

    Best, Sam

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