Porex has been named a finalist in the medical category of the 2019 Edison Awards for its FORTRESS Pipette Tip Filter.
The annual competition recognises and honours the most innovative new products, services and business leaders from around the world. Named after Thomas Alva Edison, the award winners will be announced at the Edison Awards Gala on Thursday, April 4, 2019 at the New York Academy of Sciences in New York City.
Porex has been selected for the innovation of its FORTRESS Pipette Tip Filter – certified as the first pure liquid barrier filter, setting the industry standard for sample protection and accurate lab results. The pipetting technology provides reassurance and reliability for more accurate test results within both manual and robotic liquid handling needs, making non-filter pipettes virtually obsolete.
“We are excited and proud to be considered for a 2019 Edison Award,” said Avi Robbins, Vice President, Global Product Development for Porex. “Porex is at the forefront of designing and engineering innovations that are revolutionising laboratory and clinical outcomes. There is no other pipette filter product on the market like FORTRESS that can deliver pure sample protection, aerosol containment, and sample retrieval in one component.”
Nominations for this year’s competition were reviewed by the Edison Awards Steering Committee and the final ballot sent to an independent judging panel comprising more than 3,000 professionals from the fields of product development, design, engineering, science, marketing and education.