MCS System NGDS Inc 1 Announced As A Finalist In The Medical Category For The 2018 Edison Awards
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Developed under the MCS Diagnostics Joint Product Management Office (MCS-DX), the NGDS Inc 1 FilmArray® system provides enhanced diagnostic and environmental identification capabilities. The system can test for the presence of biological warfare diseases in clinical samples using the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-cleared Warrior Panel, as well as biological warfare agents in environmental samples on the Sentinel Panel, each in under 1 hour. The NGDS Inc 1 system can also utilize BioFire Defense LLC's extensive commercial pipeline of over 105 different tests, further enhancing routine military medical care and expediting clinical decision making.The NGDS Inc 1 will be deployed across the military services, playing a critical role in the layered defense strategy to combat weapons of mass destruction.
All nominations were reviewed by the Edison Awards Steering Committee—which included representatives from large corporations such as Google, Apple, Dow Chemical, and Phillips Lighting—and the final ballot was sent to an independent judging panel. The judging panel was comprised of more than 3,000 professionals from the fields of product development, design, engineering, science, marketing and education, including professional organizations representing a wide variety of industries and disciplines.
About Medical Countermeasure Systems Diagnostics Joint Product Lead (MCS-DX)
MCS-DX develops, acquires, integrates, and fields identification technologies and FDA-cleared diagnostic systems for the U.S. military to aid in the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of the effects of exposure to chemical, biological, and radiological warfare threats. It is a program within the U.S. Department of Defense's Joint Project Manager Medical Countermeasure Systems (JPM-MCS), which facilitates the advanced development and acquisition of medical countermeasures and systems to enhance the biodefense response. JPM-MCS is a component of the Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical and Biological Defense (JPEO-CBD).
About The Edison Awards
The Edison Awards is a program conducted by Edison Universe, a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization dedicated to fostering future innovators. For more information about the Edison Awards, please visit www.edisonawards.com