ATLANTA, March 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- CardioMEMS, Inc ., an Atlanta-based medical technology company that has developed and is commercializing a proprietary wireless sensing and communication technology for the human body, today announced that it has been chosen as one of the Top 10 Innovative Technology Companies by the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG). TAG, the state's leading association dedicated to the promotion and economic advancement of Georgia's technology industry, will recognize the prestigious group of ten companies at the 2011 Georgia Technology Summit  (GTS) on March 23, 2011, at the Cobb Galleria.
The coveted Top 10 Innovative Technology Company Awards recognize Georgia-based companies for their innovation, their financial impact, and their efforts at spreading awareness of Georgia's technology initiatives throughout the U.S. Each company will be given the opportunity to introduce their technology to the hundreds in attendance at GTS.
"CardioMEMS is a true leader in Georgia's medical technology marketplace, and is revolutionizing the field of cardiology with innovative products like the Champion™ wireless heart failure sensor," said Tino Mantella, president & CEO of TAG. "We are proud to highlight the most pioneering businesses in our state, like CardioMEMS, that are focused on delivering ground-breaking products and services to Georgia and beyond. By cultivating these companies, Georgia will become a destination of choice for technology, education, research, and business."
CardioMEMS' Champion wireless heart failure sensor is an innovative miniature device that is implanted into the patient's pulmonary artery using a simple, catheter-based procedure. The pulmonary artery pressure is then measured and displayed using the CardioMEMS proprietary electronic monitoring system. Following