The Economic Development Partnership of Alabama will hand out the “imerge” EDPA 2017 Innovation Awards as part of an Oscars-style celebration on Aug. 23 at the Alabama Theatre.

“The EDPA Innovation Awards showcases the most innovative companies in our state,” EDPA President Steve Spencer said. “The winners, and for that matter all of the nominees, are leaders in their spaces, driving forward Alabama’s innovation economy.”

HudsonAlpha associate company Diatherix will be honored as “Corporate Innovator of the Year (large company, 50+ employees)” for its groundbreaking pathogen detection technology, which enables healthcare providers to determine more accurately the cause of an infection and determine multiple infection sources.

This year’s “Lifetime Achievement in Innovation” recipient is HudsonAlpha co-founder Jim Hudson.

Check out this video highlighting this year’s innovation award winners.

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