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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

2020 Homeland Security ASTORS Awards Announced

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Headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, Spectrum Solutions and its medical device and services division, Spectrum DNA, focus their concentrated industry expertise on engineering innovative end-to-end solutions for both clinical diagnostic projects and commercial product plans. A single-source provider of on-site medical device development and manufacturing, custom packaging, kitting, and direct-to-consumer fulfillment. Its biosample collection devices, patented technologies, and dedicated services deliver measurable process optimization, unprecedented efficiency, and unmatched global scalability.

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Headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, Spectrum Solutions and its medical device and services division, Spectrum DNA, focus their concentrated industry expertise on engineering innovative end-to-end solutions for both clinical diagnostic projects and commercial product plans. A single-source provider of on-site medical device development and manufacturing, custom packaging, kitting, and direct-to-consumer fulfillment. Its biosample collection devices, patented technologies, and dedicated services deliver measurable process optimization, unprecedented efficiency, and unmatched global scalability.

#partoftheSolution

Leslie Titus Bryant Spectrum Solutions SpokesmanSpectrum Corporate Spokesman
Leslie Titus Bryant
Director of Marketing & Brand
admin@spectrumsolution.com

Tim Rush Public Relations, Springboard 5Media Contact
Tim Rush, Springboard5
801-208-1100
tim.rush@springboard5.com

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Innovative Engineering

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Spectrum Solutions has manufactured over 20 million Saliva Collection devices for distribution worldwide. Spectrum’s technically superior  SDNA-1000 saliva collection device was engineered to lead the saliva collection industry in molecular diagnostics and clinical research applications delivering the safest and most robust biomaterial collection approach for the detection and diagnosis of disease or viral infection.

  • First saliva collection device to receive EUA authorization for COVID-19 testing
  • First saliva collection device FDA authorized for at-home sample collection
  • Only pain-free biosample collection option for COVID-19 testing
  • Engineered to reduce self-collection error
  • Delivers consistent high-quality, high-yield biosamples
  • 100% inactivation of the live virus
  • 100% bacteriostatic
  • Delivers over a 90% reduction in PPE usage compared to current swab collections for COVID-19 testing
  • Single device preserves both DNA and fragile viral RNA transcripts
  • Device stabilizes and extends biosample viability post-collection over 10 days with no degradation of sample efficacy extending shipping and transport options
  • Saliva collection system mitigates any risk of infection throughout the testing process
  • Pinpoint life-cycle stage of active viral infection
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Spectrum-SDNA-1000-Saliva-Collection-Proud Partner of MLB2

About the Product

Innovative Engineering

Spectrum Solutions has manufactured over 20 million Saliva Collection devices for distribution worldwide. Spectrum’s technically superior  SDNA-1000 saliva collection device was engineered to lead the saliva collection industry in molecular diagnostics and clinical research applications delivering the safest and most robust biomaterial collection approach for the detection and diagnosis of disease or viral infection.

  • First saliva collection device to receive EUA authorization for COVID-19 testing
  • First saliva collection device FDA authorized for at-home sample collection
  • Only pain-free biosample collection option for COVID-19 testing
  • Engineered to reduce self-collection error
  • Delivers consistent high-quality, high-yield biosamples
  • 100% inactivation of the live virus
  • 100% bacteriostatic
  • Delivers over a 90% reduction in PPE usage compared to current swab collections for COVID-19 testing
  • Single device preserves both DNA and fragile viral RNA transcripts
  • Device stabilizes and extends biosample viability post-collection over 10 days with no degradation of sample efficacy extending shipping and transport options
  • Saliva collection system mitigates any risk of infection throughout the testing process
  • Pinpoint life-cycle stage of active viral infection
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Spectrum is currently working to get SDNA-1000 saliva collection kits into the hands of private processing, university, state, and hospital labs that are working to validate the established saliva-based COVID-19 testing protocols for FDA EUA saliva testing authorization. Please contact us directly if your use case includes this goal.

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