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Frost & Sullivan Presents Best Practices Awards for Growth Excellence

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – September 26, 2008 Frost & Sullivan, the Growth Partnership Company, honored companies for demonstrating growth excellence, leadership, and innovation Monday, September 15, 2008 at the Growth Excellence Awards Banquet held in San Francisco, California.

“Growth continues to be the top corporate goal of CEOs and senior management,” stated Frost & Sullivan's Chairman David Frigstad while addressing the award recipients in his welcome speech. “At Frost & Sullivan we realize the necessity of effective strategy and leadership to carry out these objectives, and we are honored to recognize those who have been innovative and successful.”

Awarded companies included:

Arthrocare - 2008 North American Trauma Fixation Devices Product Innovation Award
Aspect Software - 2008 EMEA Workforce Management Market Leadership Award and 2008 North American Inbound Contact Center Routing Product Line Strategy Award
ATK North America - 2008 United States Remanufactured Engines & Components Company of the Year Award
Certified Transmission - 2008 United States Remanufactured Engines & Transmission Aftermarket Growth Strategy Leadership Award
Cha Cha Search, Inc. - 2008 North American Mobile Search Product Innovation Award
Computerized Screening Inc. - 2008 North American Emerging Remote Monitoring Kiosk Technology Leadership Award
Continental - 2008 United States Medical Device Industry Innovation & Advancement of the Year Award
Cytori Therapeutics, Incorporated - 2008 United States Medical Device Industry Innovation & Advancement of the Year Award and 2008 North American Regenerative Medicine Technology Innovation of the Year Award
Desert Spring Products - 2008 North American Residential Humidity Controls Product Innovation of the Year Award
Disc Motion Technologies - 2008 North American Spinal Non-Fusion Technologies Product Innovation Award
Echopass Corporation - 2008 North American Hosted Call & Contact Center Solutions Customer Service Leadership Award
Elcotech Inc. - 2008 North American Pulp & Paper Entrepreneurial Company of the Year Award
Fidelis Security Systems - 2008 North American Infrastructure Protection Growth Excellence of the Year Award
Fortinet - 2008 Global Enabling Profitable Network Based Managed Security Services Competitive Strategy Leadership of the Year Award
GE Healthcare - 2008 North American Radiopharmaceutical Agents Growth Strategy Leadership Award
GGB Bearing Technology - 2008 North American Heavy Duty Truck Bearings Product Innovation of the Year Award
Helicos BioSciences Corporation - 2008 North American Genome/Transcriptome Sequencing Technology Innovation of the Year Award
Honeywell Process Solutions - 2008 North American Process Automation Green Excellence of the Year Award
Jack Bolick, Honeywell Process Solutions - 2008 North American Process Automation Lifetime Achievement Award
Impinj, Inc. - 2008 North American Pharmaceutical Security Technology Innovation of the Year Award
Interstate Battery Systems of America, Inc. - 2008 United States Automotive Technicians' Choice Award: Overall Best Brand of Automotive Batteries
Iris BioTechnologies Inc. - 2008 North American Pharmacogenomics Technology Innovation Award
Level 3 Communications - 2008 North American Business Communication Services Growth Excellence of the Year Award
Lumension Security - 2008 Global Vulnerability Assessment Product Market Penetration Leadership Award
MTS Allstream - 2008 North American Consumer Communication and Entertainment Wallet Share Growth Competitive Strategy Leadership Award
Nanochip Inc. - 2008 North American Advanced Mass Data Storage Chip Solutions Technology Innovation Award
New Edge Networks - 2008 North American Telecommunications Service of the Year Award
Nihon Kohden - 2008 North American Hospital Wireless Patient Monitoring Product Innovation Award
Philips Home Healthcare Solutions - 2008 North American Remote Monitoring Growth Strategy Leadership Award
Power Distribution Inc. - 2008 North American Power Quality Product Line Strategy of the Year Award
ProSolv CardioVascular, a Fujifilm Company - 2008 North American Cardiovascular Image Management Product Quality Leadership Award
Qualys - 2008 Global Vulnerability Management Growth Strategy Leadership Award
Robert Bosch, LLC - 2008 North American Wiper Blades & Refills Product Differentiation Innovation of the Year Award
SAS Fraud Management - 2008 North American Enterprise Fraud Detection & Prevention Technology Innovation of the Year Award
Sense Technologies Inc. - 2008 North American Safety Systems Industry Innovation & Advancement of the Year Award
SOPUS Products - 2008 North American Wiper Blades Brand Development Strategy Leadership of the Year Award
Syntec Optics - 2008 North American Polymer Optics Growth Excellence of the Year Award
TeraRecon Inc. - 2008 North American Advanced Imaging Workflow Platforms Technology Innovation Award
Thinking Systems Corporation - 2008 North American Cardiovascular Image Management Systems Technology Leadership Award
3PAR - 2008 North American Storage Architecture Technology Innovation Award
Vacon 10 - 2008 Global Micro Drives Product of the Year Award
Verizon Business - 2008 North American Hosted Contact Center Market Leadership Award
Voxeo Corporation - 2008 North American Interactive Voice Response Product Innovation Award
ZMC-USA, LLC - 2008 North American Coenzyme Q10 Emerging Company of the Year Award
Zonar Systems - 2008 North American School Bus Telematics Product Innovation of the Year Award

The gala awards event was co-located with the company's Growth, Innovation & Leadership Congress 2008: A Frost & Sullivan Global Congress on Corporate Growth, which took place September 14-17, 2008.

Frost & Sullivan's Best Practices Awards recognize companies in a variety of regional and global markets for demonstrating outstanding achievement and superior performance in areas such as leadership, technological innovation, customer service, and strategic product development. Industry analysts compare market participants and measure performance through in-depth interviews, analysis, and extensive secondary research in order to identify best practices in the industry.

For further information on the Award banquets or recipients or for digital photos, please contact Jake Wengroff, jake.wengroff@frost.com.

About Frost & Sullivan

Frost & Sullivan, the Growth Partnership Company, partners with clients to accelerate their growth. The company's TEAM Research, Growth Consulting and Growth Team Membership empower clients to create a growth-focused culture that generates, evaluates and implements effective growth strategies. Frost & Sullivan employs over 45 years of experience in partnering with Global 1000 companies, emerging businesses and the investment community from more than 30 offices on six continents. For more information about Frost & Sullivan's Growth Partnerships, visit http://www.awards.frost.com.

Contact:

Jake Wengroff
210.247.3806
jake.wengroff@frost.com

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