SCOTTSDALE — PathogenDx, an Arizona–based biotechnology company, announced Tuesday that it has been awarded an honorable mention in Fast Company’s 2022 World Changing Ideas Awards in the “Pandemic Response” category for its introduction of a new, customized COVID-19 testing portal which rapidly and affordably detects all SARS-CoV-2 variants while streamlining data reporting for public health agencies, professionals and epidemiologists.
The winners of Fast Company’s 2022 World Changing Ideas Awards were announced Tuesday and honor clean technology, innovative corporate initiatives, brave new designs for cities and buildings and other creative works that are supporting the growth of positive social innovation, tackling social inequality, climate change and public health crises.
Leveraging its learnings from the agile development of COVID-19 diagnostics, the NIH-RADx program brings to life a new generation genotyping diagnostic with capability to deliver sequencing accuracy at high volume but a fraction of the cost.
PathogenDx’s Detectx-Cv has already detected all major variants, providing results in four hours after receiving a positive sample from any COVID-19 test, running up to 576 samples in a single shift.
“We are humbled to have the hard work of our talented team be recognized by Fast Company’s 2022 World Changing Ideas Awards,” said Milan Patel, co-founder and CEO of PathogenDx. “We are grateful to the NIH and the RADx program for their support in helping bring Detectx-Cv+ to market. The launch of our Detectx-Cv+ assay in genotyping mutations is just the tip of the iceberg in applying this breakthrough technology across other clinical diagnostics segments.”
“We are consistently inspired by the novelty and creativity that people are applying to solve some of our society’s most pressing problems, from shelter to climate crisis. At Fast Company, we release this list to amplify companies doing vital, innovative work to address some of the big challenges facing the world today,” said David Lidsky, interim editor-in-chief of Fast Company. “Our journalists have identified some of the most ingenious initiatives to launch since the start of 2021, which we hope will both have a meaningful impact and lead others to join in being part of the solution.”
Now in its sixth year, the World Changing Ideas Awards showcase 39 winners, 350 finalists and more than 600 honorable mentions — with climate change, social justice and AI and data being among the most popular categories. A panel of eminent Fast Company editors and reporters selected winners and finalists from a pool of more than 2,997 entries.
The 2022 awards feature entries from across the globe, from Switzerland to Hong Kong to Australia.
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