Below lists several of our accomplishments which separate us from any other company that sells functional artificial fingers. For example, it is certainly exciting when any invention is granted a patent from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). But very few inventions receive admiration from the Director of the USPTO. Jon Dudas, the Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office, called the X-Finger a true modern marvel. Additionally the X-Finger has been showcased in the United States Patent and Trademark Museum as well as the National Inventors Hall of Fame; a claim very few inventions in any field can make. Jon Dudas is also the Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property.
Didrick Medical Inc. also won 1st place in a global competition called the Perfect Pitch, judged by Billionaire Sir Richard Branson of Virgin among several other leaders in global business. Sir Richard Branson awarded Didrick Medical and its founders the first place award for giving the “perfect business pitch” out of thousands of submissions from around the world. As one of three finalists in the competition Dan Didrick and his team were flown to Los Angeles to give their pitch, live, in front of hundreds of successful businessmen and investors. Didrick Medical Inc. also won a $250,000 grant to further expansion which was sponsored by Chase Bank and Living Social; chosen from more than 70,000 competing businesses across America.
The X-Finger was also a finalist in two of the world’s leading design competitions; one of which was the Index Awards, sponsored by the Crown Prince of Denmark. The Index Awards competition is a global design contest centered on designing to improve life. Didrick Medical was also a finalist in the world famous Well Tech Awards, where the X-Finger was showcased in the Isimbardi Palace in the Province of Milan. The X-Finger was also a “final four” finalist in the Cade Museum Prize for Innovation, and won Collier’s Entrepreneurship Award. Didrick Medical also placed as a finalist in the Phillips Fellowship Program as well as Metropolis Magazines Next Generation Design Competition.
The X-Finger has been showcased in dozens of the world’s leading technology museums and exhibit halls, including the California Science Center in Los Angeles, the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, the Museum of Science in Boston, the Vanderbilt Hall and the X-Finger was on display at Grand Central Terminal in New York City. The X-Finger has also been showcased in the technology Museum of Innovation in San Jose, California, the St. Louis Science Center, the Orlando Science Center, The City Group Center in New York, Kongens Nytorv Square in Copenhagen, Redtory in Guanzhou China and the Avenue of Stars Exhibit in Hong Kong. Didrick Medical and the X-Finger also placed in the top three finalists for the Invent Now Challenge, judged by Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple. The X-Finger has also appeared on Modern Marvels on the History Channel and the Squawk Box with Joe Kernan on CNBC. Didrick Medical was also nominated for the World Technology Award held in association with Time Magazine, Fortune Magazine, CNN, Technology Review and Science Magazine. Dan Didrick was also chosen by the Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE) to speak in front of hundreds of small business owners at Disney World’s business summit. The X-Finger has also appeared in hundreds of magazines and tens of thousands of websites around the world.
In addition to Sir Richard Branson, Steve Wozniak and Jon Dudas, we are proud to have been recognized by several amazing individuals who have played a role in our success by offering encouragement, investment capital or as judges in contests we have won or placed within the top three finalists for. This list includes David Pogue who is the New York Times technology journalist, Mike Stiller who is the executive producer of the History Channel, Jeremy Caplan who is an editor at Time Magazine, Andrew Parker who is the Senior Vice President of engineering and technology at Sharper Image, Fred Allen who is an editor at Invention and Technology Magazine, Robert Shapiro, founder of Legal Zoom, Stephanie Chang who is the executive editor of PC Magazine, Florida State Senator Garret Richter and Christian Audigier, Founder of Ed Hardy & Brand Management. We are also proud that video’s showing X-Fingers have received more than five million views on Youtube; a popular video website. We have invested millions of dollars into the development of the world’s finest prosthetic fingers and we are proud to offer you the very best in functional prosthetic rehabilitation for partial and full finger amputees.
Below you can see our founders business pitch to Sir Richard Branson at the Perfect Pitch finals in Los Angeles, 2009.