POC Medical Systems, receives prestigious, “Game Changers Award 2016″
April 10, 2016

arrow_backReturn to Blog Home

April 9, 2016 (Livermore, CA (USA)) – POC Medical Systems Inc. (“POC”) received the prestigious Game Changers award March 30th, 2016 from the Innovation Tri-Valley Group.  The Game Changers award is given to the two most innovative companies in each of the five tri-valley member cities.  The ceremony was held at Innovate Pleasanton and was attended by over 200 elected officials and business leaders from the tri-valley area.

JohnMarchand_speech

POC was recognized for its development of a technology platform to rapidly screen for disease using a single drop of blood and at a very low cost.  The company’s first product to market is a breast cancer-screening tool (“MammAlert”) slated to launch in India later this year.

Award by John Marchand the mayor of the city of Livermore, on behalf of Innovation trivalley and Dale Eldrige Kay

The awards were presented by Mayor of Livermore, John Marchand on behalf of all 5 organizations.  Dales went on to explain why POC had been selected for this prestigious award.  the award was being presented, “Today we celebrate the stars of the Tri Valley. We look forward to celebrating their vision, their innovation and the fact that they are shinning the spotlight on the Tri-Valley region”. The companies that were selected for the awards were “POC Medical Systems” and “Topcon Position systems” from Livermore, CA, “Leaf Healthcare” and “Nubbia SF” from Pleasanton, CA, “Callidus Cloud” and iTrade Network” from Dublin, CA, “FunMobility Inc” and “GE Innovation Center” from San Ramon and “Choice lunch” and “Social Source” from Danville.  Also a Special “Founders Award” was presented to “Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory” by Congressman Eric Swalwell.

Mayor John Marchand, went on to point out that, about 20 years back we would go to a lab and a Phlebotomist would draw a couple of tubes of your blood and it would cost over $2000 to do the blood test and then about 10 years back technology technology had advanced so dramatically that now you could do the same test for $200.  He then went on to comment, “Founded by experienced technology and biomedical professionals, POC Medical Systems, has created an amazing device that offers inexpensive and early detection of life-threatening illnesses such as breast cancer, malaria, Cardiac disorders.  Their device- named Pandora CDx Point of Care System – allows individuals to perform screening tests either at home or at a doctors office in real time using a single drop of blood – and for less than $5 per patient”.  He also noted, “This young firm has the distinction of being one of the start-up companies initially  located at our region’s i-GATE Innovation Hub and has now moved out of the facility and made its home in Livermore”.

To read more about POC Medical Systems, please visit, www.pocmedicalsystems.com