Navigation Links
Quest Diagnostics Wins Gold Medical Design Excellence Award (MDEA) for Diagnostic Innovation
Date:6/9/2011

MADISON, N.J., June 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Quest Diagnostics Incorporated (NYSE: DGX), the world's leading provider of diagnostic testing, information and services, today announced that its Simplexa™ molecular diagnostic test on the 3M™ Integrated Cycler won a gold award in the in vitro diagnostics category at the 2011 MDEA awards ceremony yesterday in New York City. Focus Diagnostics, the infectious disease diagnostics business of Quest Diagnostics, developed and provides the Simplexa™ line of molecular test products operating on the 3M Integrated Cycler as part of an exclusive global collaboration with 3M (MMM).

"Winning the MDEA award underscores our commitment to developing industry-leading diagnostics that will help physicians more effectively diagnose, treat and manage their patients," said Surya N. Mohapatra, Ph.D., chairman and chief executive officer, Quest Diagnostics. "We are particularly gratified to share this honor with our close collaborator 3M, a company which shares our enthusiasm for developing breakthrough technologies that help improve patient care."

The MDEA competition recognizes advances in the design of medical products. Presented by UBM Canon, MDEA award winners are selected by an impartial jury on criteria that include design and engineering features that improve healthcare delivery, innovative use of materials and components, and functional innovations that change traditional medical attitudes or practices or offer significant use-related improvements.

In April 2011, the Simplexa/3M technology won a bronze 2011 Edison Award for new science and medical diagnostic product, based on criteria that included technological innovation and marketplace success.

Focus Diagnostics launched the Simplexa molecular product line in 2009. Simplexa was the first test kit to be FDA cleared for aiding in the detection and differentiation of the 2009 H1N1 influenza virus, in May 2010. Additional FDA cleared Simplexa tests aid the detection of influenza A and B and respiratory syncthial virus. Several other Simplexa branded tests, including for Clostridium difficile, Epstein Barr and BK viruses, are CE marked and distributed in Europe. Simplexa tests run on the 3M Integrated Cycler, a compact, portable testing platform which can provide test results in as few as 60 minutes.

"We designed our Simplexa test to serve the unmet need for fast, high quality testing that hospitals and other healthcare facilities can perform near their patients," said John G. Hurrell, Ph.D., vice president and general manager, Focus Diagnostics. "A fast, reliable test result is essential to effective treatment for many diseases. The MDEA and Edison Awards highlight the importance of the Simplexa and 3M products in helping physicians to make well informed and timely clinical decisions for their patients."

About Focus Diagnostics

Focus Diagnostics, Inc. is an infectious disease diagnostics company, providing infectious disease reference laboratory services to hospitals and laboratories nationwide, and manufacturing and distributing diagnostic products worldwide. Focus Diagnostics develops innovative tests and products to assist physicians in diagnosing infectious diseases, and often provides the first diagnostic tests in the U.S. for emerging diseases, such as West Nile virus and SARS. HerpeSelect® type-specific HSV serology and West Nile Virus DxSelect™ are top-selling Focus Diagnostics products used in laboratories worldwide. Focus Diagnostics is a wholly owned subsidiary of Quest Diagnostics. Visit FocusDx.com or Simplexa.com.

About Quest Diagnostics

Quest Diagnostics is the world's leading provider of diagnostic testing, information and services that patients and doctors need to make better healthcare decisions. The company offers the broadest access to diagnostic testing services through its network of laboratories and patient service centers, and provides interpretive consultation through its extensive medical and scientific staff. Quest Diagnostics is a pioneer in developing innovative diagnostic tests and advanced healthcare information technology solutions that help improve patient care. For more information, refer to QuestDiagnostics.com.

Follow us at Facebook.com/QuestDiagnostics and Twitter.com/QuestDX.

Contacts:
Wendy Bost (Media): 973-520-2800
Kathleen Valentine (Investors): 973-520-2900


'/>"/>
SOURCE Quest Diagnostics Incorporated
Copyright©2010 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine technology :

1. Quest Diagnostics to Speak at the Jefferies 2011 Global Healthcare Conference
2. New Study Questions Ability of Radiology Benefit Managers to Lower Costs
3. Questcor Proxy Proposals All Approved at 2011 Shareholder Meeting
4. Quest Diagnostics Successfully Completes Acquisition of Celera
5. Quest Diagnostics Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend
6. Questcor Discusses ISS Proxy Recommendations; Provides Business Update
7. Quest Diagnostics Announces Completion of Final Extension of the Subsequent Offering Period and Intent to Exercise Top-Up Option and Complete Merger
8. Quest Diagnostics Sponsors American Cancer Societys Choose You® Movement
9. Quest Diagnostics Announces Final Extension of Subsequent Offering Period for Shares of Celera
10. Cell Therapeutics Announces Planned Reverse Stock Split; Receives NASDAQ Notice of Non-Compliance; Intends to Request Hearing
11. Quest Diagnostics Launches Simplexa™ C. Difficile Universal Direct Test in Europe
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/26/2016)... OTTAWA, Ontario , June 27, 2016  VMS ... the Company,s Board will take whatever measures required to ... the Company,s stock which is currently listed on the ... S Wexler, Company Chairman and CEO, "We are seeing ... be difficult to understand, not only by the Company, ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... , June 24, 2016  Global Blood ... biopharmaceutical company developing novel therapeutics for the treatment ... today announced the closing of its previously announced ... stock, at the public offering price of $18.75 ... offering were offered by GBT. GBT estimates net ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... The Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) ... would allow biopharmaceutical companies to more easily share health ... and coverage decisions, a move that addresses the growing ... The recommendations address restrictions in the sharing of ... label, a prohibition that hinders decision makers from accessing ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:6/26/2016)... Battle Creek, Michigan (PRWEB) , ... June 26, 2016 , ... ... abuse, joined as sponsor of the 2016 Cereal Festival and World’s Longest Breakfast Table ... held in honor of the city’s history as home to some of the world’s ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... Carolina (PRWEB) , ... June 26, 2016 , ... ... of a new product that was developed to enhance the health of felines. The ... centuries. , The two main herbs in the PawPaws Cat Kidney Support ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... June 26, 2016 , ... ... they have been diagnosed with endometriosis. These women need a treatment plan to ... a comprehensive approach that can help for preservation of fertility and ultimately achieving ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... , ... June 25, 2016 , ... Austin residents seeking ... American College of Mohs Surgery and to Dr. Russell Peckham for medical and surgical ... effective treatment for skin cancer. The selective fellowship in Mohs Micrographic Surgery completed by ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... Viejo, California (PRWEB) , ... June 25, 2016 , ... ... to fit their specific project," said Christina Austin - CEO of Pixel Film Studios. ... fully customizable and all within Final Cut Pro X . Simply select a ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):