SOURCE: Healia / Meredith Corp.

October 10, 2007 09:00 ET

Healia Selected as a 2007 Tibbetts Award Winner

Prestigious Award Recognizes Technology Innovation and Impact on People

BELLEVUE, WA--(Marketwire - October 10, 2007) - Healia (, creator of an award winning health search engine, has been selected as one of the winners of the 2007 Tibbetts Awards. Dr. Tom Eng, President & Founder of Healia, accepted the award today at the Westin Washington in Washington, D.C.

Named for Roland Tibbetts -- the person acknowledged as the father of the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program -- the prestigious, national Tibbetts Awards are made annually to small firms, projects, organizations, and individuals judged to exemplify the very best in SBIR achievement.

Healia is one of 55 companies in the U.S. to receive the Tibbetts Award and was selected from more than 4,000 companies that receive contract and grants under the SBIR Program each year. Criteria for the Tibbetts Award include novelty of the technology; commercial achievement and potential; economic impact; and the impact of the technology on humanity, the nation, and industry.

The SBIR funding received by Healia from the National Cancer Institute was a critical success factor in Healia's initial R&D efforts. "Early on, the SBIR Program and the National Cancer Institute shared our vision that a health-optimized search engine providing high-quality and personalized results would be immensely beneficial to consumers," said Dr. Eng. "Healia continues to carry forward this shared vision of making health information more accessible and relevant to consumers."

About Healia

Healia is the creator of a proprietary, health-optimized search engine that uses patent-pending technology to generate high quality, highly targeted, and personalized results for consumers. Healia's technology is available through licensing and distribution agreements with select health organizations, consumer Web sites, employers, and other premier partners. Healia is a new division of Meredith Corporation (NYSE: MDP) (, one of the nation's leading media and marketing companies with businesses centering on magazine and book publishing, television broadcasting, integrated marketing, and interactive media. The Meredith Publishing Group includes Better Homes and Gardens, Ladies' Home Journal, Family Circle, Parents, American Baby, Fitness, and More.

About the Tibbetts Awards

The Tibbetts Awards is an initiative of the non-profit Small Business Technology Council (SBTC). More information and a complete list of winners can be found at

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Tassie DeMoney
    Healia / Meredith Corp.
    40 Lake Bellevue Dr., Ste. 350
    Bellevue, WA 98005
    Phone: 425 646 6030
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