ColoradoBiz Magazine Names Sophono Finalist in Top Company Awards Program

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Award Recognizes Outstanding Achievement of Implantable Hearing Device Manufacturer

ColoradoBiz Magazine has named Sophono, Inc. a finalist in the 2013 Top Company Awards Program.

Now in its 26th year, the Top Company Awards program recognizes Colorado companies – with headquarters or a significant presence in the state – for excellence in financial performance, community involvement and outstanding achievement in areas such as product innovation, operational excellence or marketing effectiveness.

Deloitte, a sponsor of the program, chose the finalists in 14 different industry categories from the companies’ nominations. A panel of business professionals and policy officials will select the winners. ColoradoBiz Magazine will announce the winners from each of the categories and recognize all finalists at the 26th annual Top Company Awards celebration, Sept. 11 at the Seawell Ballroom of the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. The publication will provide coverage on finalists in its September print issue and online, and profile winners in November.

"The naming of Sophono as a finalist in the Top Company Awards program – one of Colorado’s most competitive business awards programs – is an important distinction,” says Jim Kasic, president and CEO of Sophono. “This further recognizes Sophono’s accomplishments in the innovative treatment the company is bringing to those suffering from serious hearing loss or impairment.”

Boulder-based Sophono is a medical device manufacturer specializing in implantable, bone conduction hearing devices. The company’s products are designed for individuals suffering from severe to profound hearing loss or impairment. The FDA-cleared Sophono Alpha is the only abutment-free, implantable, bone-anchored hearing device on the market, treating those with conductive hearing loss, mixed hearing loss, and single-ear deafness.

In 2012, the company received the “Rising Star of the Year” award from the Colorado BioScience Association, and “Colorado Company to Watch” designation.

Sophono, Inc. (http://www.sophono.com)
Sophono, Inc., is a medical device manufacturer specializing in abutment-free, implantable, bone conduction hearing systems. The company’s products are designed for individuals suffering from severe to profound hearing loss or impairment. The Sophono Alpha 2™ System is the only abutment-free, implantable, bone-anchored hearing system available today. Treating those with conductive hearing loss, mixed hearing loss, and single-ear deafness, the FDA-cleared Alpha 2 eliminates the problematic abutment of devices by using magnets to affix external sound processors.

With corporate headquarters and manufacturing operations in Boulder, Colo., Sophono also maintains an office in Germany. The company works with more than 20 distributors, and is actively selling in more than 30 countries.

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