Here are 31-35 of MIT’s Technology Review’s 50 Most Innovative Companies in 2011. We’re posting in increments of five every few days as not to overwhelm you with info and required reading.
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Technology Review uses the following criteria to choose the most innovative companies,
What is a TR50 company? It is a business whose innovations force other businesses to alter their strategic course. TR50 members are nominated by Technology Review’s editors, who look for companies that over the last year have demonstrated original and valuable technology, are bringing that technology to market at a significant scale, and are clearly influencing their competitors.
Why: Online social connections and shared data offer a new way to improve the understanding and treatment of disease.
Key innovation: Published a peer-reviewed study, based on data volunteered by site users, that countered the results of a clinical trial assessing the effects of lithium on ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease.
Why: The Mirasol display for mobile devices provides full color even in bright sunlight and uses a fraction as much power as today’s phone and tablet displays.
Key innovation: Technology modeled on a butterfly’s wing creates a bright image by reflecting and amplifying particular wavelengths of ambient light.
Why: Its new drugs target genetic mutations in cancer cells.
Key innovation: Developed a lung-cancer drug and a diagnostic test for the mutation that makes some cancers susceptible to the drug.
Why: Has deployed mobile health services over Kenya’s cellular network.
Key innovation: Through cell phones, the company offers services such as first-aid recommendations for subscribers.
Why: Its high-energy batteries, which will first appear in consumer devices, could make electric cars cheaper and improve their range.
Key innovation: Making batteries without the flammable liquid found in conventional electric-car batteries means they can store more energy.