Frederick’s CarrTech LLC receives Emerging Life Science Company of the Year

Every year the Maryland Tech Council Industry Awards Celebration honors the best in Maryland’s technology and life sciences communities.  This year the event was held virtually on May 20th, 2021 highlighting 2020 remarkable achievements of individuals and companies that have touched and changed the lives of millions of people.  We are happy to share that CarrTech LLC, a company based here in Frederick County, was awarded the Emerging Life Science Company of the Year.

Sue Carr founded CarrTech LLC in 2012, after a 30-year career in hospital and retail pharmacy, where Carr experienced the hazards of traditional two-needle approach to filtering injectable glass ampoule-based medications.  After seeing this approach and the problems it caused, Carr developed The FROG, an acronym for “Filter Removal of Glass”.  The FROG is the only all-in-one piece filter and hypodermic needle combination, and is safer and easier than the traditional two-needle method.  CarrTech LLC is a member of the Frederick Innovative Technology Center’s Inc (FITCI) where the company started and received training and support.  At FITCI, Carr participated in the EDGE program that consisted of 12 weeks with mentors and lecturers from entrepreneurs and experienced individuals.

“CarrTech LLC has been working very hard and growing significantly.  Receiving this award from the Maryland Tech Council validates that dedication and Carr has for its business.  We are very happy to hear about CarrTech’s nomination and most deserved award,” shared Solash Aviles-Montanez, Senior Business Development Manager with Frederick County.  For more information about CarrTech LLC, please visit

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CarrTech LLC also won the Judges’ Choice and People’s Choice Awards at OED’s 2019 Pitch compeition.  Watch the video below.