Competition brings emerging tech companies to Texas A&M

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COLLEGE STATION, Tex. (KBTX) - Sixteen of the top emerging technology companies from around the state competed at Texas A&M Thursday for a grand prize of $250,000.

It was the third annual Texas A&M New Ventures Competition.

Competitors were judged by a distinguished panel, including Billy Cohn, the Vice President of Medical Devices and Director of the Center for Device Innovation for Johnson & Johnson Innovation at Texas Medical Center in Houston.

"One of the cool things about holding this event here is that it brings some of these companies from all over the state to Bryan-College Station, and gets to showcase what we have to offer, not only within the Texas A&M University system, but in the community itself,” said Chris Scotti, Texas A&M New Ventures Co-Chair.

This year’s grand prize winner was IntuiTap Medical, a Houston based company developing medical devices designed to accurately and efficiently place spinal needles for epidurals and spinal taps.

The event was presented by the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station.