The event was held Thursday, October 12 at the Manchester Country Club. One of the Council’s most popular events featured five New Hampshire companies who competed for first place. Each company made a seven-minute pitch about the product they developed within the last year. iCAD took first place over the competitors after the judges’ votes and the real-time audience vote were equally weighed and calculated.
iCAD Inc., founded in 2004, is a market leader in breast cancer detection solutions and services that enable radiologists to find cancers earlier while improving reading efficiency worldwide. iCAD’s PowerLook Tomo Detection delivers clinicians with a wide range of tools for cancer detection and analysis that enhance workflow and improve overall efficiency, using deep learning. PowerLook Tomo Detection was granted FDA approval in March 2017, and is currently the only FDA approved tomosynthesis CAD detection software on the market.
As first place winner, iCAD received the NH High Tech Council Product of the Year hand-cut crystal trophy, designed by Pepi Herrmann Crystal of Gilford, NH. The trophy, which is engraved with all names of winners from the past eleven years, will also be prominently displayed.
2017 Product of the Year finalists included: the Lightweight Carbon Fiber Assault Ladder LAL-18 from Pilot Innovations, the PowerLook Tomo Detection from iCAD, Inc., MOTION SURFACE™ from Crane Currency, the WAGZ Smart Dog Collar from Wagz, Inc. and the DevKit from Vybe Software, LLC.