Cecil Innovators

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What is a Cecil County Innovator?

Cecil County Innovators are entrepreneurs and emerging companies that call Cecil County home.  These companies have developed new technologies and products that improve medical procedures, reduce environmental impacts, and reduce consumer costs. They have received regional and national recognition for their innovations. 

CANI Optical Systems

As an emerging medical device manufacturer and an established independent service organization (ISO), CANI Optical Systems specializes in various areas of flexible endoscopy and focuses on creating innovative products and services which have measurable improvements and advantages over their competitors' devices and repair services.  Their unique approach of collaborating with clients to develop specialized equipment management strategies delivers notable enhancement in various areas of their inventory's lifecycle and repeatable cost savings through proactive preventative maintenance.


I-Lighting has introduced unique LED lighting solutions for outdoor living spaces that are easy and quick to install, and are maintenance free!  I-Lighting has created the new "Easy Plug Installation System" with new wiring that virtually eliminates installation miscues.  Designed with the proprietary "Lighting Simplified" harness technology, each Stair, Deck and Landscape Lighting kit can be installed separately or in conjunction through a series of connections that easily plug together using either end of the I-Lighting extension cables.  This new state-of-the-art technology allows homeowners and contractors to save time and money.

Micropore Inc.

Microrpore manufactures reactive plastics which incorporate various powders into a molded matrix.  The company's first product uses a CO2 adsorbent powder which is formed into a cartride to create a revolutionary CO2 adsorbent system used in rebreathing and life support applications.  The patented  technology is the first major advance in CO2 adsorbent technology in over 100 years, providing superior performance advantages over existing granular adsorbents.  The CO2 adsorbent cartridges are marketed under the ExtendAir┬« brand name and are used for life support in the fire-fighting, medical, dive, submarine and military markets.

Operative Experience

Operative Experience is on a mission to revolutionize surgical and pre-hospital training.  Using medical simulators with unprecedented anatomical and surgical fidelity within a rigorous experiential instructional paradigm, OEI will reduce training costs while increasing training effectiveness and retention.  OEI is dedicated to applying this technology to reduce combat and civilian surgical mortality, and to provide humanitarian support to third world countries with limited medical resources.  OEI recently leased 6,000 square feet in Cecil Technology Park.