CastShield earns award for innovation

SAN DIEGO — MediShield was selected as a winner of the 11th Annual New York Venture Summit Top Innovator award last month by YoungStartup Ventures. The award recognizes privately held companies from across the United States that play a leading role in innovation.

MediShield was recognized for its CastShield line, which offers waterproof protection for casts, bandages, prosthetics and vascular compression products. CastShield is meeting a significant consumer demand, the company noted.

“This award is acknowledgement of ... the strength of our CastShield line of products,” stated Coleen Wagner, director of MediShield.

MediShield recently completed the infrastructure build necessary to successfully manage the rapid adoption of the CastShield in both the retail sector and medical community, the company stated. The firm’s virtual business model was built to efficiently exploit the enormous, pre-existing demand for waterproof protection of casts, bandages and vascular compression products. “The CastShield line fills an obvious need with little or no alternative solutions for cast or wound care,” MediShield medical adviser Richard Gray said.

As one of the winners, MediShield was selected to have Gray and MediShield's managing director Kevin Burns present information about the company at the 2011 New York Venture Summit on July 20 and 21 to a select group of 450 venture capitalists, private equity principals, entrepreneurs and corporate developers.

For more information on the summit, click here.