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					News Release
Contact: Kevin Lane @ (412) 687-0200, extension 247 or at klane@pghtech.org
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Embargoed – not to be made public until October 12, 2007

PITTSBURGH TECHNOLOGY COUNCIL ANNOUNCES TECHNOLOGY 50
Eleventh Annual Tech 50 List Honors Region’s Leading Technology Companies.

PITTSBURGH, PA, October 12, 2007…The Pittsburgh Technology Council announced last night
the region’s 50 leading technology-oriented companies in five distinct categories within the 13-
county area of southwestern Pennsylvania for 2007.


During the selection process, the Council scoured the region for the most distinguished public and
private technology-oriented companies. To be considered for the 2007 Pittsburgh Technology 50, a
company must be headquartered in the southwestern Pennsylvania counties of Allegheny,
Armstrong, Beaver, Bedford, Butler, Cambria, Fayette, Greene, Indiana, Lawrence, Somerset,
Westmoreland or Washington.


Each year, the Tech 50 event honors those technology companies that demonstrated the strongest
growth and advancement in product or sales success, financial strength, corporate citizenship, job
growth and retention and innovative product or technology. All applicants are subjected to a final
audit and scoring by the Pittsburgh office of Morgan Lewis & Bockius, which also shares the billing
as an event partner.


A complete listing of this year’s Pittsburgh Technology 50 follows within specific category
descriptions. Category leaders are underlined and listed at the top of each category.

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Advanced Manufacturing

The advanced manufacturing cluster typically encompasses industries that are largely automated
and that use a high degree of process controls, such as computer-numerical controllers, robotics,
advanced IT systems and other automated processes.

Category finalists include:

Industrial Scientific Corporation (category leader)
Aethon, Inc.
Berner International
Converteam Inc.
LANXESS Corporation
Metalcutting Specialist Group Ltd.
Miller Centrifugal Casting Co.
Neuro Kinetics, Inc.
Plextronics
The Proud Company


Information Technology

Companies in this category design and/or produce computer peripheral equipment, printed circuit
boards, semiconductors and related hardware. Companies also are engaged in software
development, computer programming, Internet and telecommunications products or services.

Category finalists include:

ANSYS, Inc. (category leader)
Advanticom
Applied Systems Associates, Inc.
ColdCypress LLC
CombineNet, Inc.
Confluence
Motionplan, Inc.
Tele-Tracking Technologies, Inc.
Vivisimo, Inc.
Vocollect, Inc.

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Life Sciences

Companies in this category deliver products or services that include medical instruments, devices
and pharmaceuticals. Companies also are engaged in health services, bioresearch, agricultural
products and services and the environmental life sciences. Companies that develop software
oriented toward the delivery of medical procedures or diagnoses also fall under this category.
Category finalists include:

Cellumen (category leader)
BIOSAFE
CardiacAssist, Inc.
Crystalplex Corporation
invivodata, Inc.
McKesson Automation, Inc.
MED3000, Inc.
Medmark, A Walgreens Specialty Pharmacy
medSage Technologies, LLC
Net Health Systems, Inc.


Rising Star

Entrepreneurial companies in this category include firms whose products or services offer
unique or promising technologies and which are poised for future strong growth. Companies in this
category must have been incorporated within the last three years.

Category finalists include:

SiGenix (category leader)
BitArmor Systems, Inc.
ClearCount Medical Solutions
Cohera Medical, Inc.
e-STAFF Consulting Group, Inc.
Health Monitoring Systems
RedPath Integrated Pathology
SDLC Partners, L.P.
Sim Ops Studios
TalkShoe

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Service Provider

Companies in this category provide operational or infrastructure products or services that enable
client technology companies to succeed in their market niche.

Category finalists include:

Select International, Inc. (category leader)
Allin Consulting
COGENT Infotech Corp.
Guru.com
IMPAQT
Innovation Works
Perfection Services, Inc.
Plus Consulting, LLC
Technology People Inc.
Zoltun Design


CEO of the Year

The CEO of any company within any of the Tech 50 entry categories is eligible for this award.

Finalists for CEO of the Year include:

John P. Surma – United States Steel Corporation (CEO of the Year)
Stanley B. Blaylock – Medmark Inc.
James E. Cashman III – ANSYS, Inc.
Randy Dearth – LANXESS Corporation
Raul Valdes-Perez – Vivisimo, Inc.


The Tech 50 presentation featured William Arruda, a well-known speaker on the topics of branding,
human potential and motivation. As the founder and president of Reach, a personal branding leader,
Arruda has delivered keynote addresses to audiences of five to 5,000 throughout North and South
America, Europe, Asia and Africa. Along with being an entrepreneur, he is also an author and
executive coach. Event attendees received a copy of Arruda’s latest book, “Career
Distinction…Stand Out by Building Your Brand.”
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Sponsors of the 11th annual Tech 50 awards program also included Catalyst Connection, Highmark,
the Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse, PNC and PricewaterhouseCoopers.


The Pittsburgh Technology Council is the first and one of the largest regional technology trade
associations in the United States with nearly 1,400 member companies within its geographic
territory of 13 counties in southwestern Pennsylvania. Its mission is to contribute to the success of
the region’s technology businesses.


Representatives of the media can obtain more detailed descriptions of the 2007 Pittsburgh Tech 50
finalists and category leaders through fax or e-mail by contacting Kevin Lane at (412) 687-0200,
extension 247.


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