Company recognized for its proven, highly accurate biometric technology

Raleigh, NC – November 11, 2014 – Valencell, a leader in performance biometric data sensor technology has been selected as the 2014 winner of the Health and Wellness Award at the NC Tech Awards. Winners were recognized at the annual awards gala on Thursday, November 6th at the Raleigh Convention Center, presented with title sponsor Grant Thornton. Over 700 leaders from across the state attended this year’s event.

The NC Tech Awards is North Carolina’s only statewide technology awards program that recognizes companies and individuals who have characterized excellence, innovation and leadership in 25 categories.

“With new ways to track health and performance being introduced regularly, the proliferation of wearable devices has allowed today’s consumers to up their game and performance,” said Dr. Steven LeBoeuf, president and co-founder of Valencell. “We are dedicated to powering these new products with highly accurate biometric technology that provides robust data on the user’s performance and can be integrated into any product form-factor, including the ear, arm and wrist.”

Valencell was chosen for its innovation in “health and wellness” as a result of its proven, highly accurate biometric technology, PerformTek, which is in high demand from leading consumer electronics manufacturers, mobile device and accessory makers, sports and fitness brands and gaming companies for integration into their products.

“Since 1995, the NC Tech Awards (formerly the NCTA 21 Awards) has honored excellence and innovation throughout North Carolina, representing the best and brightest,” said Brooks Raiford, president and CEO of NCTA.  “As a winner, Valencell has distinguished itself as a peer-leader, and we are proud to recognize them as a 2014 NC Tech Awards winner.”

For more information on the selection process, categories, finalists, winners and the awards gala, visitwww.NCTechAwards.com.

About Valencell
Founded in 2006 and headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina, Valencell develops performance biometric data sensors and licenses its patent-protected technology to consumer electronics manufacturers, mobile device and accessory makers, sports and fitness brands and gaming companies for integration into their products. Valencell’s PerformTek-powered sensor technology is the most accurate wearable biometric sensor technology for continuously measuring heart rate and activity. Valencell has invested years into research and development of its PerformTek sensors, which have been validated by the Duke Center for Living, North Carolina State University, the Human Performance Laboratory and a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine.

About NCTA
The North Carolina Technology Association (NCTA) is the statewide membership association for the tech sector.  Because technology is integral to any enterprise regardless of size or function, NCTA membership is open to all companies, organizations and institutions.  NCTA serves organizations and their people through events, advocacy, virtual networks and resources.  For more information, visit our website at www.nctechnology.org.

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