SAN DIEGO, CA – March 19, 2019 – Mesa Biotech Inc., is a privately held, molecular diagnostic company that developed an affordable and easy to operate polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing platform designed specifically for point-of-care (POC) infectious disease diagnosis.
Today, Mesa Biotech announced that it has been awarded Frost & Sullivan’s 2019
Price/Performance Value Leadership Award for Influenza Point-of-Care Testing; Global Market. The Frost & Sullivan Best Practices Award compared Mesa Biotech’s Accula System against competitor devices on key criteria such as functionality, ease of use, product/service quality, and performance reliability.
“Mesa Biotech’s patented and patent-pending technology shifts the focus from expensive and centralized laboratory-based molecular DNA and RNA tests to decentralized and affordable POC test systems,” said Unmesh Lal, Program Manager at Frost & Sullivan. “Mesa’s Accula Flu A/Flu
B is the only visually read molecular test in the market that offers the familiarity of a traditional
immunoassay. Combining the sensitivity and specificity of PCR technology with rapid diagnosis
in 30 minutes, a low price point, and lower operating costs, Mesa Biotech was the clear
recipient of Frost & Sullivan’s 2019 Global Price/Performance Value Leadership Award in the
influenza point-of-care testing market.”
“We are honored to receive this award recognizing the value and performance of the Accula
Test System,” said Dr. Hong Cai, co-founder and CEO of Mesa Biotech. “It has been our vision to
create a technologically-advanced, PCR testing platform with an affordable price point at the
POC, enabling physicians to provide better patient care.”
For distribution of Accula Flu A/Flu B tests, Mesa Biotech entered into a strategic alliance with
Sekisui Diagnostics for exclusive product distribution rights in the United States under the
Silaris brand. Accula is also sold directly in Europe through a network of distribution partners.
Mesa is actively applying the Accula technology to other infectious disease segments and is
expanding its product portfolio into women’s health, respiratory, and sexually transmitted
disease markets with new assay introductions and platform enhancements.
About Mesa Biotech Inc.
Mesa Biotech designs, develops, manufactures and commercializes next generation molecular
diagnostic tests, bringing the superior diagnostic performance of nucleic acid PCR amplification
to the point-of-care (POC). Mesa Biotech’s Accula System consists of a portable, palm-sized
dock and disposable, assay-specific test cassettes. This patented system enables healthcare
professionals to access actionable, laboratory-quality results at the POC with greater sensitivity
and specificity than current infectious disease rapid immunoassay tests. The Accula Flu A/Flu B
and the Accula RSV tests have obtained CE Mark in the EU and 510(k) clearance and Clinical
Laboratory Improvements Amendments (CLIA) waiver from the US Food and Drug
Administration (FDA). Both products are distributed in the US by Sekisui Diagnostics under the
Silaris™ brand. Mesa Biotech has secured a number of strategic agreements for distribution in
Europe and Asia. For more information visit http://www.mesabiotech.com.