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Spectrum Solutions Honored with Two ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards

Leslie Titus Bryant Spectrum Solutions Spokesman By: Leslie Titus Bryant
December 8, 2020
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Recognized in two Categories for Groundbreaking COVID-19 Testing Innovations Spectrum Receives Gold and Platinum and Awards 

The first, a Platinum award for Best COVID-19 Testing Device (Saliva) and the second, a Gold award for Best COVID-19 Detection Innovation. Both awards recognized the national impact and global importance of the Spectrum Solutions SDNA-1000 Saliva Collection Device.

The Annual ‘ASTORS’ Awards, now in its fifth year, is the preeminent U.S. Homeland Security Awards Program, highlighting the most cutting-edge and forward-thinking security solutions coming onto the market today.

“2020 has been a very challenging year for everyone due to the COVID-19 pandemic; however, the 2020 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program was again a huge success, and many new categories were added including a section for COVID-19 Detection and Innovation,” said Michael Madsen, co-founder, and publisher of American Security Today. “‘ASTORS’ nominations are evaluated on their technical innovation, interoperability, specific impact within the category, overall impact to the industry, relatability to other industry technologies, and application feasibility outside of the industry.”

The reputable program honors distinguished government and vendor solutions that deliver enhanced value, benefit, and intelligence to end-users in a variety of government, homeland security, enterprise, and public safety vertical markets.

“Unlike other threats to national security, the COVID-19 pandemic is a battle being fought on the front lines of medical advancement and innovation,” said Stephen Fanning, CEO of Spectrum Solutions. “We are grateful to American Security Today for recognizing Spectrum’s role and innovative contribution. We knew introducing the nation to our SDNA-1000 saliva self-collection system was not only delivering relief to swab and PPE supply shortages but providing a safer and pain-free testing option for COVID-19. A solution that effectively mitigates all downstream unnecessary exposure risks by neutralizing the live virus at the point of sample collection. The very impact on our healthcare teams, mail carriers, and laboratories alone are beyond critical.”

The Spectrum Solutions SDNA-1000 Saliva Collection Device is used in PCR testing and supplants the need for the painful nasal swab process with a pain-free saliva collection process. This groundbreaking saliva-testing discovery not only changed how viral testing is seen around the world but also delivers a more accurate option with the assurance and ease of at-home sample self-collection, a path pioneered by Spectrum Solutions and the first to be authorized by the FDA.

Spectrum Solutions SDNA-1000 Saliva Collection System

The SDNA-1000 saliva collection kit displaying device in blister package. ©Spectrum Solutions, LLC

PRESS RELEASE

Spectrum Solutions Honored with Two ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards

Leslie Titus Bryant Spectrum Solutions Spokesman By: Leslie Titus Bryant
December 8, 2020
#partoftheSolution

Recognized in two Categories for Groundbreaking COVID-19 Testing Innovations Spectrum Receives Gold and Platinum and Awards 

The first, a Platinum award for Best COVID-19 Testing Device (Saliva) and the second, a Gold award for Best COVID-19 Detection Innovation. Both awards recognized the national impact and global importance of the Spectrum Solutions SDNA-1000 Saliva Collection Device.

The Annual ‘ASTORS’ Awards, now in its fifth year, is the preeminent U.S. Homeland Security Awards Program, highlighting the most cutting-edge and forward-thinking security solutions coming onto the market today.

“2020 has been a very challenging year for everyone due to the COVID-19 pandemic; however, the 2020 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program was again a huge success, and many new categories were added including a section for COVID-19 Detection and Innovation,” said Michael Madsen, co-founder, and publisher of American Security Today. “‘ASTORS’ nominations are evaluated on their technical innovation, interoperability, specific impact within the category, overall impact to the industry, relatability to other industry technologies, and application feasibility outside of the industry.”

The reputable program honors distinguished government and vendor solutions that deliver enhanced value, benefit, and intelligence to end-users in a variety of government, homeland security, enterprise, and public safety vertical markets.

“Unlike other threats to national security, the COVID-19 pandemic is a battle being fought on the front lines of medical advancement and innovation,” said Stephen Fanning, CEO of Spectrum Solutions. “We are grateful to American Security Today for recognizing Spectrum’s role and innovative contribution. We knew introducing the nation to our SDNA-1000 saliva self-collection system was not only delivering relief to swab and PPE supply shortages but providing a safer and pain-free testing option for COVID-19. A solution that effectively mitigates all downstream unnecessary exposure risks by neutralizing the live virus at the point of sample collection. The very impact on our healthcare teams, mail carriers, and laboratories alone are beyond critical.”

The Spectrum Solutions SDNA-1000 Saliva Collection Device is used in PCR testing and supplants the need for the painful nasal swab process with a pain-free saliva collection process. This groundbreaking saliva-testing discovery not only changed how viral testing is seen around the world but also delivers a more accurate option with the assurance and ease of at-home sample self-collection, a path pioneered by Spectrum Solutions and the first to be authorized by the FDA.

Spectrum Solutions SDNA-1000 Saliva Collection System

The SDNA-1000 saliva collection kit displaying device in blister package. ©Spectrum Solutions, LLC

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Headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, Spectrum Solutions is a life science and medical device manufacturing company that focuses its fully-integrated industry expertise on creating forward-looking and scalable end-to-end solutions for clinical diagnostic projects and commercialized product plans. Spectrum is a single-source provider of innovative medical device engineering & product manufacturing, molding, chemical formulation, packaging design, customized kitting, & direct-to-user fulfillment. Its bio-sample collection devices, patented technologies, and dedicated services deliver measurable process optimization, unprecedented efficiency, and unmatched global scalability.

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Director of Marketing & Brand
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801-208-1100
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Health is a dynamic state of wellbeing. Healthcare providers and researchers have long believed that changes in our saliva record our ongoing state-of-health story. This encrypted source of individual truth, and how to best use it, delivers us all a quicker path to informed decisions and treatments free of adverse reactions.

Interestingly, saliva acts as a wide resource of genomic information useful for identifying and monitoring in real-time a disease as well as its state of progression. Additionally, saliva analysis looks at the cellular level, the biologically active compounds, making saliva a true representative of what is clinically relevant.

Spectrum’s technically-superior saliva collection systems have not only been engineered to lead the saliva collection industry in molecular diagnostics and clinical research applications but deliver the safest, most robust biomaterial for the earliest detection and diagnosis of disease and infection.

  • Saliva provides the earliest path to critical detection and diagnosis
  • First EUA authorized saliva collection device for COVID-19 testing & authorized device for direct-to-patient at-home sample self-collection
  • Used in supervised & unsupervised sample collection LDT workflows of symptomatic & asymptomatic users
  • Pain-free, non-invasive, & safe – ideal for those needing frequent & repeat testing
  • In-device live virus inactivation at ambient temps (COVID-19 EUA validated data)
  • Eliminates any need for hood containment offering immediate sample processing upon arrival
  • Removes the need for any temperature-controlled storage or transport of samples 
  • Single device for DNA & viral RNA applications 
  • Safest collection approach & most robust biomaterial for detecting COVID-19
  • Delivers 99.998% highest levels of testing accuracy & sensitivity
  • Formulation identifies infections at its earliest stage from as few as 200 copies/ml (lateral flow rapid tests need 10,000-20,000 copies/ml)
  • A single preserved saliva sample provides opportunity for multiple tests
  • Over 10 days of post-collection stability with no degradation in sample efficacy
  • System maintains critical bio-sample consistency 
  • Mass-testing scalability & easy device integration using validated and supported processes
  • Mitigates any risk of infection throughout the testing process 
  • Pinpoint life-cycle stage of active viral infection
  • Eliminate UN3373 biohazard shipping designation with clearance from USPS, FedEx, & UPS
  • Delivers the highest levels of testing accuracy using qualified extraction chemistries
  • Chemistry enables easy extraction & purification for a maximum sensitivity boost
  • Proteins present in blood are also present in saliva from fluid leakage at the gum line
  • Saliva contains the entire library of proteins, hormones, antibodies, and other molecular compounds measured in routine blood tests
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