Caltech, USC Spinoff Gets NASA Award

Medical Technologies International, a Palm Desert-based spinoff of the California Institute of Technology and the University of Southern California, has been tapped for a NASA award. The firm's software--ArterioVision--has been inducted into the Space Technology Hall of Fame, which recognizes technology being used by NASA Centers, the Departments of Defense, Commerce and Transportation, and commercial aerospace and technology companies. The ultrasound image processing software is used for early detection and monitoring of atherosclerotic vascular disease, and is the result of research developed at Caltech and the Atherosclerosis Research Unit (ARU) at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC). The award is one of three being awarded this year by the the Space Foundation, which runs the Space Technology Hall of Fame in conjunction with NASA.