OnLume Surgical, a medical device company developing novel imaging systems for use during surgery, was recognized as one of the ten (10) finalists for the 2020 Wisconsin Innovation Awards.
Over 380 businesses, products and services from around Wisconsin were considered and nominated for the 2020 awards. Nominations spanned all parts of Wisconsin, representing large, medium and small companies, startups, established businesses, and nearly all industries.
OnLume has unique imaging technology to illuminate critical anatomy in real-time during surgery to optimize surgical precision, which can lead to improved patient outcomes, reduced morbidity and reduced costs.
The finalists were determined by a panel of 30 statewide industry experts, with winners to be announced on October 13, 2020 at a virtual awards ceremony. The Wisconsin Innovation Awards Ceremony is open to the public. Details on the program, event and registration are available at www.wisconsininnovationawards.com.
About OnLume Inc.: OnLume is a surgical device company which recently received its first FDA regulatory clearance to bring its fluorescence guided surgery (FGS) imaging system to market. The technology is cleared for fluorescence imaging of blood flow and tissue perfusion before, during, and after vascular, gastrointestinal, organ transplant, plastic, reconstructive and microsurgeries. OnLume is developing further applications of its imaging platform, including FGS for cancer surgery, in which tumor-specific drugs could deliver fluorescent dye to cancer cells to help surgeons identify residual cancer tissue that is otherwise invisible.
About the Wisconsin Innovation Awards: The Wisconsin Innovation Awards (WIA) connects and showcases innovators throughout the state of Wisconsin, across industries and organizations of all shapes and sizes. By producing and providing educational media content, organizing a statewide network of experts willing to mentor and support each other, and hosting events that highlight groundbreaking work, WIA is building a lasting legacy of instruction inspired by Wisconsin’s thinkers, makers, creators, and designers. WIA fosters innovation in this state and helps shine a light on companies throughout the state that have transformational ideas.
The Wisconsin Innovation Awards Ceremony is presented by Alliant Energy, American Family Insurance, and Wipfli. Additional support provided by Exact Sciences, Green Clock, JP Cullen, Neider & Boucher, Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation and the Wisconsin Union.