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San Jose and Seattle, September 26, 2007—PATH has been named one of 25 innovators from around the world to be honored by this year’s The Tech Museum Awards: Technology Benefiting Humanity. Sponsored by The Tech Museum of Innovation, one of the country’s premier science and technology museums, and presented by Applied Materials, Inc., The Tech Museum Awards honor individuals and organizations that are applying technology to benefit humanity and spark global change.

PATH was selected as a Laureate from hundreds of nominations for our development and introduction of the vaccine vial monitor (VVM), a heat-sensitive label for vaccine vials to make sure children receive potent immunizations.

"The Tech Awards are an incredible honor, recognizing individuals and organizations whose ideas and execution of those ideas are changing the world,” said Dr. Christopher J. Elias, president of PATH.  “We are proud to be among those recognized for their contributions, and will continue to develop solutions that improve the overall well being of people worldwide.” 

In 2003, The Tech Museum named PATH winner in the health category for the Uniject™ device—a prefilled, single-use injection device that makes injections easy to give.

The Tech Awards are an opportunity to showcase how technology and innovation are addressing global challenges,” said Peter Friess, president of The Tech. “PATH has made remarkable contributions toward significantly improving the human condition.”

The Tech Museum Awards: Technology Benefiting Humanity

The Tech Museum Awards program is one of the premier annual humanitarian awards in the world, recognizing and supporting solutions that benefit humanity and address some of the most critical issues facing our planet and its people. Established in 2001, The Tech Museum Awards recognize 25 Laureates in five categories: education, equality, environment, economic development, and health.

The Tech Museum of Innovation is a hands-on technology and science museum for people of all ages and backgrounds.  Located in San Jose, California—the Capital of Silicon Valley—its mission, as a public-benefit corporation, is to inspire the innovator in everyone. Through hands-on exhibits, educational programs, the annual Tech Challenge team competition for youth, and the internationally recognized Tech Museum Awards, presented by Applied Materials, Inc., The Tech Museum of Innovation honors the past, celebrates the present, and encourages the development of innovative ideas for a more promising future.

Learn more about PATH’s role in developing and introducing new technologies.

Learn more about The Tech Museum Awards.