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Touch Bionics - Silver Medal Winner of the 2009 Wall Street Journal Technology Innovation Awards

LIVINGSTON, Scotland, Sept. 15 /PRNewswire/ - Touch Bionics, developer of the world's first multi-articulating bionic hand, is proud to announce that its i-LIMB Hand has won silver in the 2009 Wall Street Journal Technology Innovation Awards and also won top honors in the Medical-Devices category. Competition was extremely intense with over 500 entries received from innovative companies from all around the world.

The Wall Street Journal Innovation Awards focus on the overall innovation of products, services or inventions which are technological breakthroughs in such areas as medicine, software, the Internet, wireless and consumer electronics. Wall Street Journal seeks innovations that break with conventional processes and go beyond marginal improvements.

"At Touch Bionics, we are delighted by The Wall Street Journal's recognition of our innovations which have altered the prosthetics market landscape," said Stuart Mead Chief Executive. This award validates our drive towards innovation and our place in the prosthetics community as a forward thinking company. Competing with such technologically advanced companies and winning Silver in such a prestigious competition recognizes our efforts to offer amputees an alternative that comes closer to the human hand than any other device on the market."

"Winning the Medical Devices category of the Wall Street Journal's Innovation Awards is an immense honour for Touch Bionics," said Phil Newman, Marketing Director. "This award reflects the work of our team in creating a new standard in prosthetics. We should all me immensely proud of the fact that we're just about to release our 1000th i-LIMB Hand."

The i-LIMB Hand is a first-to-market prosthetic device with five individually powered digits. With over 20 years of research and development behind it, the i-LIMB Hand looks and acts like a real human hand and represents a generational advance in bionics and patient care.

Since the launch Touch Bionics is rapidly expanding across the globe - with commercial fittings in over 40 countries.

About Touch Bionics

Touch Bionics is a leading developer of advanced upper-limb prosthetics. In 2007, Touch Bionics brought to market the i-LIMB Hand, a first-to-market prosthetic device with five individually powered digits. The company continues to develop leading-edge technologies for the treatment of patients with upper-limb deficiencies. For more information, visit

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