SelectScience® is delighted to announce the winners of the 2018 Clinical Scientists’ Choice Awards®, recognizing the new technologies and innovations which have had the greatest impact on clinical science and patient care. Clinical scientists and healthcare professionals around the world were once again invited to participate by nominating, voting and reviewing online. Winners and shortlisted nominees were celebrated during a special SelectScience 20th Anniversary Party held yesterday evening at the AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo 2018 in Chicago, USA. With a record number of nominations for the best new clinical laboratory product, clinical scientists were invited to vote in two categories, Best New Clinical Laboratory Instrumentation of 2017 and Best New Clinical Assay/Kit of 2017. Read on as we reveal your chosen winners…
Best New Clinical Laboratory Instrumentation of 2017
Nominated and voted for by scientists across the globe, the Best New Clinical Laboratory Instrumentation of 2017 award was presented to Abbott, for the Alinity ci-series immunoassay system. The Alinity-ci series is a compact and scalable clinical chemistry and immunoassay system which promises improved throughput and assay performance.
|Abbott Global Marketing Manager, Brittany Dressler, receives the Best New Clinical Laboratory Instrumentation of 2017 Award|
Best New Clinical Assay/Kit of 2017
The Best New Clinical Assay/Kit of 2017 was presented to Bruker Daltonics for the MBT STAR®-Carba IVD Kit. The MBT STAR-Carba IVD Kit allows for the rapid identification of antibiotic-resistant microorganisms in a single workflow, through the fusion of mass spectrometry and clinical microbiology techniques.
Reviewers' Choice Clinical Company of the Year
SelectScience announced that the Reviewers’ Choice Award for Clinical Company of the Year had gone to Siemens Healthineers, a mark of the appreciation felt by customers around the world for the company's innovative range of products and services. It was presented to Donna Woodall, Senior Director of Global Marketing, Siemens Healthineers by SelectScience Editor-in-Chief, Kerry Parker.
Reviewers' Choice Clinical Product of the Year
In their second success of the night, the Reviewers’ Choice Award for Clinical Product of the Year was picked up by Abbott for the Alere™ i , soon to be known as ID NOW. This instrument provides a rapid, simple alternative to PCR ideal for healthcare settings, enabling healthcare professionals to make important clinical decisions quickly.
|Abbott's Strategic Business Executive Laurie Osbahr accepts the Reviewers' Choice Clinical Product Award|
Clinical Video of the Year - in association with The Scientists' Channel
This year’s winning Clinical Video of the Year, "The Role of Cardiac Troponin in Myocardial Infarction Diagnosis" featured the research of Dr. Frank Peacock, Professor of Emergency Medicine and Research Director at Baylor College of Medicine, in association with Siemens Healthineers. In the video, Peacock describes the science behind diagnosing a heart attack. He discusses methods used to measure cardiac troponin, a protein released into the bloodstream during a heart attack, and the benefits of sensitive new technologies for earlier detection in the emergency department. Watch the winning video on The Scientists' Channel here.
|2017's Clinical Video of the Year Award accepted by Siemens' Kimberly Wilson|
Clinical Article of the Year
The Clinical Article of the Year went to our fascinating interview with Emma Walker, Consultant Clinical Scientist at Imperial College Healthcare. The article, titled 'Streamlined Clinical Mass Spectrometry Workflow at Imperial College Healthcare', looks at benefits and challenges of conversion to LC-MS/MS technology from immunoassays, featuring the Waters ACQUITY UPLC I-Class/Xevo TQ-S micro IVD System.
Clinical Email of the Year
ELITech Group collected this year’s award for the email "Breakthrough Molecular Diagnostics: White Paper". The email showcased the ELITe InGenius®, detailing a one-stop platform for molecular diagnostics validated for use with a variety of biological samples.