Porex Corporation

Porex Announced as a 2019 Edison Award Finalist for its FORTRESS™ Pipette Tip Filter in the Medical Category

(Fairburn, GA – February 6, 2019) – Porex, a global leader in advanced porous solutions and a member company of the Filtration Group, has been named a finalist in the medical category for its FORTRESS™ Pipette Tip Filter in the 2019 Edison Awards. The annual competition recognizes and honors the most innovative new products, services and business leaders from around the world.

Named after Thomas Alva Edison, the Edison Awards will announce which level of award – gold, silver or bronze – each finalist will win at the Edison Awards Gala held Thursday, April 4, 2019 at the New York Academy of Sciences in New York City.

Porex won its first Edison Award for its game-changing product innovation used in liquid handling for analytical, clinical and blood transfusion medicine markets. The POREX® FORTRESS™ Pipette Tip Filter is certified as the first pure liquid barrier filter, setting the industry’s new standard for sample protection and accurate lab results. This new pipetting technology provides reassurance and reliability for more accurate test results within both manual and robotic liquid handling needs, making non-filter pipettes virtually obsolete.

“We are excited and proud to be considered for a 2019 Edison Award,” said Avi Robbins, Vice President, Global Product Development for Porex. “Porex is at the forefront of designing and engineering innovations that are revolutionizing laboratory and clinical outcomes. There is no other pipette filter product on the market like FORTRESS that can deliver pure sample protection, aerosol containment, and sample retrieval in one component.”

Porex will be showcasing the POREX® FORTRESS™ Pipette Tip Filter at MD&M West, joining its Partners in Innovation – Multisorb, AG Industries and FG Wipes – in the Filtration Group booth, #1601, Feb. 5-7 in Anaheim, Calif.  Learn more about the filtered pipette technology by watching the video or visiting www.porex.com.

All nominations for this year’s competition were reviewed by the Edison Awards Steering Committee and the final ballot 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.

For more information on the 2019 Edison Awards, please visit www.edisonawards.com. Applications for the 2020 awards will open in August 2019.

About Porex Corporation

Porex Corporation, a member company of the Filtration Group, takes pride in 50 years of partnering with our customers to deliver engineering and design innovations that turn their product ideas into reality. Through a collaborative engineering partnership, Porex develops high-value solutions to our customers’ product design challenges in absorption, application, diffusion, filtration, venting, and wicking. These material solutions can be used in medical device, analytical sciences, in-vitro diagnostics, and advanced wound care applications to improve performance and consistency.  The Certified Pure POREX™ program substantiates the purity of POREX filters and materials via comprehensive testing conducted by independent laboratories. With unmatched engineering experience, stringent regulatory and quality standards, and an extensive global footprint, POREX® solutions form the standard of material excellence to bring your next product to life – and create a safer, healthier, and more productive world. Visit Porex at www.porex.com.

About Filtration Group

Filtration Group, an affiliate of Madison Industries, is making the world safer, healthier and more productive by creating innovative solutions that deliver outstanding customer value.  With a passionate team, global footprint and leading technology, Filtration Group is driving innovation and developing unparalleled filtration solutions.  Filtration Group serves a highly diverse set of customers with offerings that span life sciences, industrial technologies, fluid and indoor air quality applications.  One of the fastest growing companies in the industry, Filtration Group serves its customers from 114 facilities in over 30 countries.  Please visit Filtration Group and Madison Industries at: www.filtrationgroup.com and www.madison.net

About The Edison Awards: Established in 1987, 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