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