Contact: Melinda Skutnick | Lyerly Agency 704-525-3937 ext. 125 [email protected] FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Aseptia’s pioneering food technology achieves gold at 2015 Edison Awards International honor celebrates company among world-renowned inventors and innovators RALEIGH, N.C. – (4/24/2015) For its game-changing, microwave-assisted aseptic food processing technology, Aseptia was named a gold winner for innovation at the 2015 Edison Awards, hosted April 23 in New York City. Company leadership joined other executives and representatives from distinguished, global businesses for this 28th annual gala, recognizing award winners across multiple industry disciplines for their recent contributions to successful innovation. Said Michael Druga, Aseptia’s Chief Technology Officer, who attended the black-tie awards gala, “The need for better food processing and preservation options long existed. Aseptia recognized this lack, this void that businesses and consumers wanted filled, and we worked tirelessly to create a groundbreaking technology that successfully meets these needs.” Aseptia’s fresh formula for food preservation harnesses microwave technology to create a shelf-stable product that retains flavor, nutrients and aroma. Shelf life extends to 12 months or more for food items processed and packaged using the company’s patented AseptiWave™ technology – capabilities considerably recognized by the Edison Awards. Druga added, “We’re humbled and honored to be acknowledged for our innovative achievements as well as among world-class leaders that also accomplish remarkable feats.” The Edison Awards™ – named for famed innovator Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931), who achieved vast notoriety with 1,093 U.S. patents, becoming a worldwide household name – annually honor the best in innovations and innovators. The ballot of nominees for the Edison Awards was judged by a panel of more than 3,000 leading business executives including past award winners, academics and leaders in the fields of product development, design, engineering, science and medical. “It’s exciting to see companies like Aseptia continuing Thomas Edison’s legacy of challenging conventional thinking,” said Frank Bonafilia, Edison Awards’ executive director. “Edison Awards recognizes the game-changing products and services, and the teams that brought them to consumers.” The April 23 Awards Gala event in New York City included the highlighting awards ceremony as well as a “Meet the Innovators Forum” and an “Innovators Showcase,” offering a hands-on experience with many of the winning products. Added Druga, “We’re grateful that this Edison Award recognizes our strides in innovation and our technology’s availability within the marketplace, but we know it’s only the beginning. Aseptia remains dedicated to freshness perfected, advancing our own preservation methods at every possible opportunity. We plan to stay on the forefront and continue being an innovator with the end goal of always meeting and surpassing market demands.” ### About Aseptia Aseptia is a state-of-the-art food technology company, founded in 2006. Partnered with North Carolina State University and its team of scientists, Aseptia developed ground-breaking U.S. technology, which enables the preservation of food products that maintain freshness, flavors, nutrients and superior taste without the use of additives or the need for refrigeration. For this patented technology, Aseptia and N.C. State received a variety of accolades and recognition, including acknowledgment by the FDA. The progressive Aseptia brand is built on innovation, safety and quality in the technology utilized for packaged food. For more information, visit www.aseptia.com. About the Edison Awards™ The Edison Awards is a program conducted by Edison Universe, a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to fostering future innovators. The Awards have been recognizing and honoring the best in innovations and innovators since 1987. They honor game-changing innovations that are at the forefront of new product and service development, marketing and humancentered design, and are one of the highest accolades a company can receive in the name of successful innovation. For more information about the Edison Awards complete program and a list of past winners, visit www.edisonawards.com.
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