Frost & Sullivan Recognizes Idaho Technology's Successful Business Development Strategy.PALO ALTO Palo Alto, city, California
Palo Alto (păl`ō ăl`tō), city (1990 pop. 55,900), Santa Clara co., W Calif.; inc. 1894. Although primarily residential, Palo Alto has aerospace, electronics, and advanced research industries. , Calif. -- For outstanding achievement in combining effective technology with an aggressive development strategy, Idaho Technology, Inc. received the 2004 Business Development Strategy Leadership Award from Frost & Sullivan in its recent analysis entitled World Chemical and Biological Agent Detector Markets.
Since its entry into the biological detection industry in 1998, Idaho Technology has earned a reputation as a provider of effective and reliable detection equipment. Its successful performance of emergency services emergency services Emergency care '…services …necessary to prevent death or serious impairment of health and, because of the danger to life or health, require the use of the most accessible hospital available and equipped to furnish those services' in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks has further emphasized its position as a trustworthy participant.
"The company has strongly advocated its products and technology not only for profit and market growth, but also out of a sincere belief that these can help defend the United States United States, officially United States of America, republic (2005 est. pop. 295,734,000), 3,539,227 sq mi (9,166,598 sq km), North America. The United States is the world's third largest country in population and the fourth largest country in area. and its troops overseas," notes Matthew A. Farr, Research Analyst with Frost & Sullivan. "This achievement is even more remarkable since the industry has always been rather difficult to penetrate."
Recently, Idaho won the Department of Defense's Joint Biological Agent Identification and Diagnostic System (JBAIDS JBAIDS Joint Biological Agent Identification and Diagnostic System ) contract by targeting the need six months before the actual contract was posted to the DoD Website. Therefore, the company was preemptively able to initiate structuring the proposal and prototype significantly ahead of the competition.
Moreover, the company's Ruggedized Advanced Pathogen Identification Device (R.A.P.I.D.) and RAZOR systems have played a pivotal role in cementing Idaho's reputation and boosting adoption rates.
The R.A.P.I.D. system automatically analyzes samples for the presence of any (deoxyribonucleic acid) DNA sequence DNA sequence Genetics The precise order of bases–A,T,G,C–in a segment of DNA, gene, chromosome, or an entire genome. See Base pair, Base sequence analysis, Chromosome, Gene, Genome. . Capable of detecting up to 32 samples in 30 minutes, this detector is particularly noteworthy for its ease of use.
Since the software is divided into basic and advanced modes, the user can prepare a sample, place it in the instrument, and simply push a button. Portability is yet another factor that is likely to act in favor of R.A.P.I.D.'s adoption.
RAZOR is a small, nine-pound, biological detection system capable of detecting any harmful pathogens. A stand-alone sensor, it is a battery-operated thermocycler with built-in analysis and detection software that is a complete self-contained detection unit.
"Because of its new instrument software, this detector has low to zero false positives," says Farr. "While storing the data in its onboard storage unit, this software shows simple to read, positive/negative detection results that can be downloaded to any computer interface."
Frost & Sullivan presents this annual Award to the company that has played a pioneering role in its industry by providing cutting-edge products and concepts. The company should also demonstrate superior market skills and must be particularly adept at identifying new market opportunities and cross-functional synergies.
About Idaho Technology, Inc.
Idaho Technology, Inc. is a privately held biotechnology company based in Salt Lake City, Utah For ships of the United States Navy of the same name, see .
Salt Lake City is the capital and the most populous city of the U.S. state of Utah. The name of the city is often shortened to Salt Lake, or its initials, S.L.C. . Founded in 1990, Idaho Technology licensed a pioneering technology from the University of Utah The University of Utah (also The U or the U of U or the UU), located in Salt Lake City, is the flagship public research university in the state of Utah, and one of 10 institutions that make up the Utah System of Higher Education. for the world's fastest DNA DNA: see nucleic acid.
or deoxyribonucleic acid
One of two types of nucleic acid (the other is RNA); a complex organic compound found in all living cells and many viruses. It is the chemical substance of genes. detection device. Idaho Technology created several products based on this technology with funds from the United States Department of Health and Human Services United States Department of Health and Human Services (USDHHS),
n.pr a cabinet-level government organization comprising 12 agencies, including the Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. and the Department of Defense. Researchers, medical technicians, law enforcement officers, and soldiers in the field use the company's devices to detect or study disease-causing organisms.
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