Mayo Clinic was honored with a World Technology Network award in the Health & Medicine category on July 16, 2009 in New York City during the World Technology Network Summit and Awards Gala for Mayo’s magnetic resonance elastography (MRE) technology. There were 17 other nominees for the Health & Medicine Award.
Here is a video story explaining how MRE works, and its value:
The World Technology Network has members from around the world, including representatives from more than 60 countries. Its goal is to promote emerging technologies and the innovators behind them, by hosting the WTN event in an effort to create “serendipitous” opportunities for members to connect and learn from each other.
Jim Potter from Mayo Clinic’s Office of Intellectual Property (pictured above right with CNN’s Ali Velshi) accepted the award on behalf of Mayo Clinic. “Mayo Clinic is honored to receive this prestigious award from the World Technology Network,” Potter said. “We shared the stage with companies and individuals from around the world, truly representing the most innovative and creative concepts showcasing what we can do to improve the future.”
For additional photos from the awards gala, go here.