BOSTON — Aug 31, 2006 — Delsys Inc., a leading provider of electromyography equipment, physiological sensors and data analysis programs for educational, research and medical markets announced today that the Small Business Administration (SBA) has awarded it the 2006 Tibbetts Award. A privately-held company, Delsys’s rapid growth and success were fueled by funding from the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program.
Named for Roland Tibbetts, father of the SBIR program, this prestigious national award is made annually to those firms judged to exemplify excellence in SBIR achievement.
“We are honored that the SBIR office has recognized Delsys with this prestigious award,” said Professor Carlo J. De Luca, founder and President and CEO of Delsys, Inc. “We are building our company on three basic principles: facilitating growth by innovation, focusing on key markets, and expanding new uses of our existing patented biosensor technology via collaboration with partners such as Advanced Bionics, a Boston Scientific Company.”
Bob Crowley, President of Massachusetts Technology Development Corporation who nominated Delsys for the award said, “Delsys embodies the essence of the SBIR program and a success story that makes every Massachusetts medical equipment maker proud.”
About Delsys, Inc.
Delsys is a spin-off company from the NeuroMuscular Research Center at Boston University. The company designs and markets a variety of proprietary products that incorporate innovative sensors for detecting and measuring signals from contracting muscle (EMG signal), the heart (the ECG signal), the lungs (Respiration), joints (Goniometer), movement of body segments (Accelerometer), and the position of the foot while walking (Foot Switches).
Delsys has a client base of over 750 laboratories and clinics in 43 countries worldwide. Delsys systems are used for exploring the workings of neuromuscular systems, for assessing the extent of neuromuscular injury/disability, for monitoring the progress of rehabilitation, for enhancing human neuromuscular performance, for providing quantitative evaluations of workers performance and for reducing muscle stress.
To learn more about Delsys Inc., please visit www.delsys.com.
For a list of Tibbett Award Winners please visit www.sbtc.org/tibbettwinners.
Tiziana De Luca