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.