SOURCE: Tangent Medical Technologies, Inc.

May 15, 2013 10:37 ET

Tangent Medical Named Finalist in 2013 American Business Awards(SM) Sponsored by the Stevie® Awards

Medical Device Start-Up Named Finalist in Two Categories

ANN ARBOR, MI--(Marketwired - May 15, 2013) - Tangent Medical (, an innovator in IV therapy products and creator of the NovaCath™ Integrated IV Catheter System, has been named a finalist in the American Business Awards, sponsored by the Stevie® Awards for two categories including the Best New Product or Service for Health & Pharmaceuticals, and Tech Innovation of the Year (organization with up to 100 employees). Tangent Medical will ultimately be a Gold, Silver or Bronze Stevie® Awards winner in the program.

This year's Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award winners will be announced in the next several months. The awards in new product and technology-related categories will be announced at a banquet held on September 16 at the Julia Morgan Ballroom in San Francisco.

"While we continue to receive positive feedback and recognition from within the healthcare industry, it's a huge honor to have other third-party business organizations recognize the potential of this product," said Tangent Medical CEO Jeff Williams. "We have just completed a recognition program to honor nurses across the country for their accomplishments in patient care excellence and we understand the difficulty in judging thoughtful submissions. Our team is excited about the progress we've made, this specific recognition, and the upcoming launch of the FDA-cleared NovaCath™ product."

The American Business Awards are the nation's premier business awards program. All organizations operating in the U.S.A. are eligible to submit nominations -- public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small. Details about The American Business Awards and the list of Finalists in all categories are available at

A record number of nominations were submitted this year with more than 3,200 from organizations of all sizes and from virtually every industry. The ABAs include a wide variety of categories including management awards, new product awards, marketing awards, public relations awards, human resources awards, information technology awards, web site awards and more.

Finalists were chosen by more than 140 business professionals nationwide during preliminary judging in April and May. Members of nine specialized final judging committees will determine God, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award placements from among Finalists. More than 250 executives will participate in the judging process this year.

About the Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in four programs: The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. A fifth program, the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, will debut this year. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at

About Tangent Medical
Tangent Medical is focused on the development and commercialization of IV therapy products. Founded in 2009, the company's patented NovaCath™ Integrated IV Catheter System is the only safety IV catheter to cost-effectively combine advanced catheter stabilization, passive needle encapsulation, tubing management and blood control. Based on extensive clinical research into the needs of both healthcare workers and patients, this next-generation system is designed to establish a new standard in catheter design, functionality and performance. For more information, visit

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