PenBlade, Inc. chosen as a 2017 Red Herring Top 100 North America Winner
June 14, 2017, Los Angeles, U.S. – Red Herring today announced the winners of its Top 100 North America 2017 event, recognizing the continent’s most exciting and innovative private technology companies.
The winners, celebrated at a special awards ceremony at the Marina Del Rey Marriott Hotel, have been chosen from thousands of entrants, whittled down to hundreds making the trip to California. The ceremony, led by Red Herring chairman Alex Vieux, was preceded by two days of keynote speeches, discussions and finalist presentations.
Companies were judged by industry experts, insiders and journalists on a wide variety of criteria including financial performance, innovation, business strategy and market penetration. Winners ran the gamut of verticals, from fintech and marketing to security, IoT and many more.
Red Herring’s editors have been evaluating the world’s startups and tech companies for over two decades. It gives them the ability to see through the industry’s hype to pick firms that will continue on a trajectory to success. Brands such as Alibaba, Google, Kakao, Skype, Spotify, Twitter and YouTube have all been singled out in Red Herring’s storied history.
“2017’s crop of Top 100 winners has been among our most intriguing yet,” said Vieux. “North America has led the way in tech for so many years, and to see such unique, pioneering entrepreneurs and companies here in California, which is in many ways the heartland of the industry, has been a thrilling experience.
“What has excited me most is to see so many people forging niches in high-tech and cutting edge sectors,” added Vieux. “Some of the technical wizardry and first-rate business models showcased here at the conference has been fantastic to learn about. We believe PenBlade embodies the drive, skill and passion on which tech thrives. PenBlade should be proud of its achievement – the competition was incredibly strong.”
Following PenBlade’s Top 100 win, they are invited to the next step, which is to present themselves at the Top 100 Global event in November that will encompass the best-in-show from the Top 100 Europe, North America, and Asia. Red Herring is dedicated to support PenBlade’s continued path to success and innovation.
PenBlade, Inc. became a Yankee Alliance group purchasing organization (GPO) supplier in September.
In 2014, we participated in conferences for the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN), American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN), the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management (ASHRM), and the American College of Surgeon (ACS).
We are in production and are fulfilling orders from hospitals, clinics, surgical centers, laboratories, kit packers, and others. Our newest releaseof PenBlade will have the capability to trim both sutures and catheters (up to 6-French). To learn more about PenBlade, visit us at http://www.penblade.net You may also contact us or request samples here: https://penblade.net/samples
• SAFETY STOP
• NO-LOOK, PEN-STYLE ACTIVATION
• STURDY ERGONOMIC GRIP
• NO-LOOK BLADE RETRACTION
• TAPERED TIP
• SAFETY-SUTURE-TRIMMING GROOVE
• AVAILABLE IN #10,11 & 15 BLADES
Prevents accidental blade exposure. To ensure that PenBlade’s sharp blade is exposed only when you want it to be, the safety stop is designed to prevent blade exposure if the device is dropped or bumped.
Expose the blade with a simple motion. Blade exposure is accomplished using one of the most familiar actions people know — that of a click pen. Just hold PenBlade in one hand and press the button down with your thumb. If you need to use PenBlade after retracting the blade, simply re-expose the blade the same way.
Allows for a controlled, confident cut. Stability and comfort are of paramount importance when using a scalpel. The PenBlade shaft is designed to fit a natural grip while resisting bending.
Active or passive auto blade retraction. PenBlade’s no-look blade retraction helps keep surgical staff safe when passing or disposing. For the recommended “passive” retraction, simply press the button down while cutting, and the blade retracts automatically when you let go. If making multiple incisions, just press and release the button for “active” retraction when finished.
With visibility in mind. PenBlade’s tip is tapered to allow cutting an incision without straining to see behind a bulky blade housing.
A truely novel feature. PenBlade’s safety-suture-trimming groove allows the user to cut suture without exposing the blade. This “two-sharps-in-one” design eliminates the need for scissors to cut suture.
With exposed-blade color indicator. PenBlade comes with a choice of a #10, #11, or #15 blade. Whatever blade you are using, PenBlade’s exposed-blade color indicator will alert you to an exposed blade.