SelectScience® is delighted to announce the winners of the 2017 Scientists’ Choice Awards® for clinical laboratory excellence. Scientists around the world were once again invited to participate by nominating, voting and reviewing online. Winners and nominees were celebrated during a special ceremony held on Tuesday, August 1, at the AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo 2017 in San Diego, USA. AACC highlights the most exciting clinical developments from institutions all over the world. Read on to discover the winners of these awards and highlights from this prestigious clinical laboratory event.
The Best New Clinical Laboratory Product of 2016
The Best New Clinical Laboratory Product of 2016 was awarded to Agilent Technologies for its IQFISH Panel for Lung Cancer*. The panel enables routine pathology laboratories to easily integrate fast, high-quality FISH (fluorescence in situ hybridisation) into their IHC workflow.
*IQFISH Panel for Lung Cancer by Agilent Technologies is not available for sale in the USA.
Video of the Year
In the Video of the Year category, this year’s winning Clinical Video of the Year highlighted the ADVIA Centaur® XPT Immunoassay System from Siemens Healthineers and its role in improving laboratory efficiency. The video describes the latest updates including reduced maintenance, upgraded software and a new user interface designed to aid those in the lab. Watch it again here.
Article of the Year
The Clinical Article of the Year was awarded to Giuliana Cangemi, Head of Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry at the Central Laboratory of Analysis, Giannina Gaslini Children’s Hospital in Genoa, Italy. The article looks at the many challenges involved in pediatric research and ways of overcoming them with modern technology.
Email of the Year
Waters Corporation scooped this year’s award for the email Waters Clinical Mass Spec, which was sent in March. The email showcased industry-leading experts using Waters’ mass spectrometry equipment.
Reviewers’ Choice Awards – Clinical Laboratory Product of the Year
The final award was the Reviewers’ Choice Award for Clinical Product of the Year, which was picked up by Alere for its i Strep A, a molecular diagnostics kit which can process results in under eight minutes. Reviewer comments described the product as “user friendly and had quality results”, and that the “small footprint helps operators to use it almost anywhere.”