MONTREAL January 30th, 2018 – SoundBite Medical Solutions Inc. (SBMS), has been selected as a finalist in the 2017 “Discovery of the Year” contest by Québec Science Magazine. The discovery has been named top 10 within Québec out of the 124 applications it received.
SoundBite was selected on the basis of an article describing its first-in-human case: “Novel crossing system for chronic total occlusion recanalization: First-in-man experience with the SoundBite crossing system, Benko et al., Journal of Invasive Cardiology 29(2):E17-E20” and the award of a patent covering its core technology: “Mechanical wave generator and method thereof, Brouillette et al., U.S. Patent 9,833,373.”
Every fall for the last 25 years, Québec Science has been selecting the 10 most notable Québec discoveries of the year through a prestigious jury made up of researchers and journalists. The discovery must have been the subject of an article published in a scholarly and peer-reviewed scientific journal between October 1, 2016 and October 31, 2017. It must be a breakthrough in a field of basic or applied research.
“It is a great honor to have been selected among Québec Science’s top 10 discoveries, underscoring the novelty and efficacy of our technology,” said Steven Dion and Louis-Philippe Riel, Co-Founders, lead scientists and co-inventors of SoundBite’s core technology.
“This award is the result of our outstanding innovation capability,” added Marwan Abboud, Chief Product Development Officer, with the Company filing patents for 13 distinct inventions from 12 different employee/inventors over the last two years.
“This recognition is great for the Company,” said Co-Founder and CEO, Martin Brouillette, “but even more significant are the great outcomes with our first 41 patients from our completed first-in-human study and ongoing pivotal trial. None of this would be possible without the excellent teamwork and dedication of our talented group of employees.”