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Frost & Sullivan to Present the 2008 Excellence in Healthcare Innovation Awards

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Frost & Sullivan is pleased to announce that the firm will be naming the recipients of its 2008 Excellence in Healthcare Innovation Awards. The Awards will be announced during a banquet that will take place on November 12, 2008 in San Antonio, Texas.

The Healthcare Innovation Awards are given to companies that have made a significant contribution to the delivery and management of healthcare. Such companies have shown success at meeting the needs of patients and other stakeholders in the healthcare industry by championing treatments, while striving for pioneering products, practices, technology, and ideas.

The evening will feature pre- and post-networking opportunities, as healthcare industry thought leaders, community directors, and senior managers unite to applaud and celebrate each others' efforts to transform the industry. Frost & Sullivan will recognize companies, products, processes, and executives that have achieved world-class performance within their segment of the healthcare industry. Throughout the evening, Frost & Sullivan will honor Award recipients for demonstrating excellence and innovation in such areas as cardiovascular devices, medical imaging informatics, personalized medicine, neurology, and oncology, among other areas.

"Frost & Sullivan's team of analysts surveys emerging industry trends and tracks exceptional leaders in business, qualifying those worthy of distinction," explains Frost & Sullivan's Director of Healthcare Research Monali Patel Shastry. "Our Healthcare Innovation Awards are reserved for companies whose cutting-edge healthcare contributions make it possible to envision a new level of care in the diagnosis, treatment, and management of disease and illness, leading to better outcomes and an improved quality-of- life for patients."

The Awards banquet will take place from 5:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 12, 2008 at the San Antonio Westin Riverwalk Hotel, located at 420 W. Market St., San Antonio, Texas 78205. For more information, please contact Jake Wengroff, Director of North American Corporate Communications, at 210.247.3806 or

To choose Award recipients, Frost & Sullivan's healthcare analyst team tracks emerging and existing markets and evaluates the contributions of industry participants. Analysts quantify several market factors for each participant according to predetermined criteria that define innovation in healthcare. The analysts also consider the pace of technology development and deployment, and the potential relevance or significance of the innovation to the overall industry. The Award recipient is ultimately chosen after a thorough evaluation of this research.

Frost & Sullivan's Best Practices Awards recognize companies in a variety of regional and global markets for demonstrating outstanding achievement and superior performance in areas such as leadership, technological innovation, customer service, and strategic product development. Industry analysts compare market participants and measure performance through in-depth interviews, analysis, and extensive secondary research in order to identify best practices.

About Frost & Sullivan

Frost & Sullivan, the Growth Partnership Company, partners with clients to accelerate their growth. The company's TEAM Research, Growth Consulting and Growth Team Membership(TM) empower clients to create a growth-focused culture that generates, evaluates and implements effective growth strategies. Frost & Sullivan employs over 45 years of experience in partnering with Global 1000 companies, emerging businesses and the investment community from more than 30 offices on six continents. For more information about Frost & Sullivan's Growth Partnership Services, visit


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