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RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – Nine startup companies from North Carolina and Georgia are the latest firms to be selected to make presentations at the upcoming venture conference.

The companies are:

•, N.C.

• Patagonia Health, N.C.

• Sequentric Energy Systems, N.C.

• ShareFile, N.C.

• SchoolDude, N.C.

• StatSheet, N.C.

• Valencell, N.C.

• Vocalocity, Ga.

• Zift Solutions, N.C.

CED expects to name more than 40 firms in several different areas to participate in the conference.

Last week, 11 life science firms were picked:

• ABT Molecular Imaging, Tenn.

• CeneRX, N.C.

• Clinipace, N.C.

• EntoGenetics, N.C.

• Iconic Therapeutics, Ga.

• Innerpulse, N.C.

• Ion Surgical, S.C.

• NextRay, N.C.

• Oncoscope, N.C.

• TransEnterix, N.C.

• Vascular Pharmaceuticals, N.C.

The conference is set for April 20-22 in Pinehurst.