2016 Award Co-Sponsored by DevicePharm
DevicePharm, along with six other Orange County professional services firms, co-sponsored the 2016 OCTANe LaunchPad ‘Company Of The Year’ award. The LaunchPad Program gave nine early-stage companies the opportunity to present to a panel of investors with the chance to receive a bundle of professional services ranging from brand development to intellectual property, reimbursement, and financial services. The 2016 award totaled $135,000 in professional services.
The companies were evaluated based on several factors including commercial, financial, and technical viability. OCTANe announced Harbor MedTech as the winner of the LaunchPad award during the 2016 Medical Device Investor Forum (MDIF) on October 28, attended by over 800 people. The DevicePharm award presentation is shown in the photo above. Included in the photo are DevicePharm team members Clay Wilemon, CEO; Amber Chao, Group Account Director; Joseph Banuelos, Vice President and Creative Director; Jon Hermie, President, and Elina Kingkade, Director of Industry Relations. Harbor MedTech Jerry Mezger, CEO, and John Zalk, VP of Sales and Marketing received the award on behalf of the company.
Founded in 2010, Harbor MedTech uses biologic extracellular collagen matrix to treat serious skin wounds. Their first product, Architect®, is FDA cleared.
Regarding DevicePharm’s co-sponsorship of the 2016 LaunchPad award, Jon Hermie, President of DevicePharm said, “We are committed to serving the communities where we live and work – both in Southern California and in Minnesota. The revised LaunchPad award format was something that the DevicePharm team helped to create and something that we absolutely wanted to be a part of. Helping to foster environments where entrepreneurs can dream, develop, and succeed is part of our core value to ‘Love Our Neighbors’.”