HPG Continues Support of the Medical Technology Community

Firm Sponsors Third Annual MedTech10 Conference

Online PR News – 04-December-2010 – – RALEIGH, N.C. (December 3, 2010) — Hughes Pittman & Gupton, LLP (www.hpg.com), the largest CPA firm headquartered and staffed in the Research Triangle Park region of North Carolina, announced today that it has served as a sponsor for the MedTech10 conference.

Presented by ibiliti™ (www.ibiliti-nc.com), North Carolina’s center of innovation for advanced medical technologies, MedTech10 brought more than 300 professionals, students and suppliers together. The third annual conference included interactive panels, breakout sessions and hands-on workshops that encouraged discussion and the evolution of new ideas.

“Medical technology is quickly emerging as a driving industry in North Carolina,” said Tim Gupton, HPG partner and ibiliti board member. “We are proud to support the conference and know that the knowledge gained will help us better serve our clients in the industry.”

HPG remains committed to the advancement of Triangle technology industries. In addition to its support of ibiliti’s MedTech10, the firm and its members are active with the Council for Entrepreneurial Development, The North Carolina World Trade Association, The North Carolina Technology Association, NCBIO, SEBIO, the Triangle Game Initiative, Internet Summit and the Small Business and Technology Center.

About Hughes Pittman & Gupton, LLP (HPG):
HPG is the largest CPA firm headquartered and staffed in the Research Triangle Park region of North Carolina, as ranked by the Triangle Business Journal. More than just an accounting firm, HPG assists clients in looking beyond the bottom linesm by being the right people, right value and right firm to achieve each client's definition of success. HPG is a member of CPAmerica International and affiliated with the Crowe Horwath International alliances of firms, with offices worldwide. The firm leverages this to provide national and global accounting resources to its clients. HPG offers a wide array of business accounting, auditing, corporate tax and management advisory services. Specialties include serving owner-managed, investor-backed technology and life science organizations, healthcare services, real estate development, manufacturing and distribution businesses, as well as providing ERISA audits, family wealthcare services and Sarbanes-Oxley internal audit services.

HPG has remained committed to advancing a thriving Triangle community since its founding in 1983. In recognition, the firm is the recipient of two Pinnacle Business Awards by the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce; the 2009 Large Entrepreneurial Business Award and the 2010 Integrity in Business Award. Additionally, HPG has been certified Green Plus by the Institute for Sustainable Development for integrating environmental sustainability efforts into company culture, and has been named one of the top 100 Best Accounting Firms to Work For in the country by Accounting Today. Visit www.hpg.com or follow HPG on Twitter at http://twitter.com/HPGcpas.

About ibiliti:
ibiliti is exclusively dedicated to the growth and support of North Carolina’s advanced medical technology community, including device, diagnostic, imaging and healthcare software companies. With more than 400 companies in this sector at all stages of development and commercialization, North Carolina is one of the fastest growing med tech hubs in the Southeast region and in the country. ibiliti, a non profit organization, provides a robust network of resources that links med tech entrepreneurs to the talent, funding and expertise they need to accelerate the development and commercialization of life-saving, cost-effective medical technologies. ibiliti’s programs rolling out in the fall include an expert on call program, grant writing services and a comprehensive network of service providers. ibiliti is funded through the North Carolina Biotechnology Center’s Centers of Innovation program, which focuses the state’s efforts in biotechnology research, development and commercialization in targeted industrial sectors important to economic development and job creation (http://www.ncbiotech.org/business-commercialization/centers-of-innovation). For more information about ibiliti, visit www.ibiliti-nc.com.