We're looking for 15 of the fiercest device and diagnostics developers

Mark Hollmer Damian Garde

By Damian Garde and Mark Hollmer

It's time, once again: We want your nominations for this year's 15 fiercest private medical device and diagnostics developers.

We know, it seems like yesterday that we ran our first Fierce 15, in the tradition of FierceBiotech's annual Fierce 15 list. But that was a year ago. Time flies, and here we go again.

The link through which to submit your nominations is at the bottom of this column. But first, here are some things to consider before you decide which companies to nominate:

We want to hear about private device and diagnostics developers with executives who are making waves and are worth watching as they try new things. We hope you'll nominate companies developing promising technologies and platforms that are real game-changers designed to boost care and make the healthcare system vastly more efficient at the same time. But that's not all. Keep in mind that we carefully consider factors including venture backing, technological impact, partnerships, scientific background, executive prowess and experience. Take a look at the 2012 FierceMedicalDevices Fierce 15 to see what we mean.

And whether you're from the U.S. or around the world, we'd like to hear from you.

Nominations are due by July 30. We're excited to be considering a new crop of candidates for our 2013 list, and we look forward to hearing from you.

You can access the online nomination form here. -- Mark Hollmer (email | Twitter) | Damian Garde (email | Twitter)

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