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Metal Oxide Technologies (MetOx) is commercializing world-class high temperature superconductor (HTS) material and epitaxial growth process technology breakthroughs developed at the Texas Center for Superconductivity at the University of Houston “TCSUH” and the Space Vacuum Epitaxy Center.

MetOx makes second generation HTS wire with near perfect efficiency and an ownership cost that is lower than copper in high power applications. With an exclusive worldwide license for both the product and process technology, MetOx is ready for full scale production.

Jim Jewitt

(832) 243-0917
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Merrick is an established market leader providing industrial information technologies for the upstream and midstream oil and gas industry since 1992. Co-founded in 1989 by Samina Farid and Kemal Farid, Merrick is headquartered in Houston, and is a leading supplier of production management & accounting software to the oil and gas industry. The Company’s product portfolio is completed by an enterprise technical data storage and management solution.

Merrick is establishing a global infrastructure to sell, implement and support its technologies around the world. To learn more, visit

Kemal Farid

(713) 579-3400
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Surgeons still suture or staple more than they’d like to, as medical glues don’t live up to their requirements. Adhesys Medical seeks to change the game, developing one-of-its kind polyurethane-based surgical adhesives. The technology is unique as it combines ease of use, strength, flexibility and biodegradability, allowing for wound-closure on and in the body within seconds.

It is the team’s vision to bring their wound sealants into every Emergency Room, Operating Room and soldier’s medical pack, to save lives, radically enhance surgical procedures and improve patient comfort.

Marius Rosenberg
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Laser Tissue Welding focuses its research and product development in areas of innovative sutureless surgical therapies using human serum albumin based biodegradable bio-materials to join, repair and create hemostasis on surfaces of solid visceral organs such as the liver, spleen and kidney involved in trauma, cancer and transplantation even in the presence of coagulation failure or therapeutic anticoagulation.

A second important application of the solid albumin bio-material is as a temporary burns dressing.

Yasmin Wadia

(713) 857-7294
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Lasergen is an innovative research and development company dedicated to the advancement and commercialization of unique nucleotide chemistries with particular focus on sequencing. While Lasergen’s proprietary photocleavable chemistry can be used in a wide variety of applications, the Lightning Terminators are specifically being developed as part of an NGS platform that includes chemistry, instrumentation and software. The Houston, Texas-based company was founded in 2002.

Mimi Healy, Ph.D.

(713) 747-3380
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Kinesix Software develops software systems that allow users to improve their command-and-control functions with the most dynamic, sophisticated and accurate real-time graphics available. Its products have been used for everything from Space Shuttle missions to industrial process-control systems.

Since 1990, Kinesix has built a loyal, engineering-oriented customer base of more than 250 companies, including 9 of the world’s 10 largest aerospace companies. There are more than 20,000 end users in over 40 countries currently using Kinesix’s control-room graphics.

Kristan Westry

(713) 953-8342
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itRobotics has a pioneering technology committed to developing and providing state-of-the-art robotic technologies for the inspection of small-diameter energy piping systems. itRobotics stands ready to globally capture the inspection market of oilfield coiled tubing, internally coated pipes, tubular plant equipment, and subsurface flow-lines.

Anouar Jamoussi

(281) 313-7900
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Intermat is the world’s leading provider of inventory content management software and cataloging services. Intermat specializes in the standardization and enhancement of data used to identify a wide variety of maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) inventory items, such as pipes, valves, seals, bearings and associated plant equipment

Intermat pioneered the standardization of MRO content 25 years ago and since that time has remained the market leader in helping the Global 2000 optimize and manage their MRO inventory databases. Intermat was acquired by IHS.

Blair Garrou

(713) 623-4567
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Ingenious Inc provides software solutions for real time process simulation and production planning & scheduling for the process industries. Our products are used for operator training (like flight simulator) and to efficiently plan and schedule process plant operations.

We have over 30 clients in different industries such as petroleum refining, chemicals, pharmaceuticals etc, including several Fortune Global 500 companies. Established in 2000, we are headquartered in Houston with offshore centers in India & Indonesia.

Vibhu Sharma

(832) 242-0220
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IDev Technologies (IDEV) is an organization focused on innovation, inspiration, and next generation medical device products designed for endovascular interventional use.

While the current IDEV patent portfolio contains over thirty technologies exclusively licensed from the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, the current focus of the company is on the successful commercialization of a novel interwoven nitinol self-expanding stent for use in hepatic biliary disease. The unique interwoven nitinol design of the SUPERA™ stent will create a new class of self-expanding nitinol stents that are superior to traditional laser cut tube stents. The interwoven nitinol design essentially provides both unsurpassed strength and flexibility which ultimately leads to greater durability compared to all existing nitinol stent products.

Chris Owens

(281) 525-2000
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