SAN JOSE, Calif, – June 15, 2022 – The American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) announced Wednesday that they have selected Visby Medical as a finalist for the 2022 Disruptive Technology Award for its handheld point-of-care PCR diagnostic technology. The Company’s Founder and CEO Adam de la Zerda, Ph.D., will present the technology at the Disruptive Technology Award special session during the 2022 AACC Annual Scientific Meeting on Monday, July 25 in Chicago, Illinois.
“We are excited to present the world’s first instrument-free palm-sized rapid PCR platform to the AACC and illustrate how it is already being adopted by clinicians to transform the infectious disease treatment landscape,” said de la Zerda. “Our vision, to empower anyone to test for any infection anytime in any place, drives our mission to develop innovative technology to disrupt medical diagnostics. Our tests enable accurate results during the patient visit with their clinician, supporting data-informed diagnosis to end the need for presumptive treatment for these infections, the true value of POCT. It is an honor to be recognized.”
The Sexual Health Click Test is a handheld, instrument-free, polymerase chain reaction (PCR) diagnostic that detects Chlamydia, Gonorrhea and Trichomonas via self-collected vaginal swab and returns results in about 30 minutes. It is FDA-cleared and CLIA-waived for point of care use. Because the device is so small, deployable and single-use, the platform has the potential to benefit patients whose clinicians may not have access to high complexity labs.
About Visby Medical™
Visby Medical is transforming the order of diagnosis and treatment for infectious diseases so clinicians can test, talk with, and treat the patient in a single visit. The Company’s proprietary technology development program culminated in the world’s first instrument-free, single-use PCR platform that fits in the palm of your hand and rapidly tests for serious infections. Originally developed for sexually transmitted infections, the Company’s FDA-cleared, CLIA-waived Sexual Health Click Test for women returns accurate results within 28 minutes. The Visby Medical technology is also helping to fight the global pandemic via the Visby Medical COVID-19 Test, and its robust pipeline includes tests for other infectious diseases. Visby Medical is accelerating the delivery of fast and accurate, palm-sized PCR diagnostics to the point of care, and eventually for use at home.