Ortho Clinical Diagnostics Recognized With Prestigious Edison Award for Highly Accurate COVID-19 Solutions Capable of Mass-Scale Testing
The Edison Awards is an annual competition honoring excellence in new product and service development, marketing, design and innovation. The awards committee recognized Ortho's VITROS® Anti-SARS-CoV-2 Total and IgG Antibody Tests and VITROS® SARS-CoV-2 Antigen Test in the Innovation subcategory for Accelerated Testing Solutions after reviewing more than 7,000 products and services and over 400 nominations for new products and services development. This is Ortho's fourth Edison Award.
"When the world needed highly accurate COVID-19 diagnostic solutions, Ortho leveraged over 80 years of experience in infectious disease and quickly launched three high-quality COVID-19 tests, enabling fast, accurate results health care teams, researchers, and government officials could trust," said
Ortho was the first company to launch high-volume COVID-19 antibody and antigen tests with
Ortho's third COVID-19 solution, the VITROS® SARS-CoV-2 Antigen Test, helps confirm whether a patient has an active infection by detecting viral proteins in swab samples. The test, the first high-throughput antigen test with EUA, has utility for mass-scale testing and delivers same-day results to help hospitals and reference labs address issues of testing backlogs, supply shortages and delayed results. The test also received CE Mark in
This is the fourth Edison Award for the company, dedicated to delivering accurate test results, efficient and reliable instruments, easy-to-use technology and continuous collaboration to ensure customers are achieving the most important measure of success: exceptional patient care. Ortho was previously recognized with Edison Awards in 2020 for its VITROS® XT Solutions, in 2018 for its VITROS® NEPHROCHECK® Test and in 2017 for the ORTHO VISION™ Platform.
"We were very impressed by the level of collaboration and discovery in this year's entries," said Edison Universe Executive Director
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About Ortho Clinical Diagnostics
More than 800,000 patients across the world are impacted by Ortho's tests each day. Because Every Test is a Life™, Ortho provides hospitals, hospital networks, clinical laboratories, and blood banks around the globe with innovative IVD technologies to ensure that test results are fast, accurate and reliable. Ortho helps its customers enhance clinical outcomes, improve efficiency, overcome staffing challenges and reduce costs.
As a pioneering leader in IVD for more than over 80 years, Ortho launched the first product to determine Rh+ or Rh- blood type, developed the world's first tests for the detection of antibodies against HIV and hepatitis C, introduced patented dry-slide technology, and was the first company to receive
The company is known industry-wide for Ortho Care™, its holistic customer support program which ensures technical, field and remote service and inventory support in more than 130 countries and territories.
About The Edison Awards
Over the last 34 years, being recognized with an Edison Award has become one of the highest accolades a product can receive in the name of innovation success. The awards are named after
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