OPKO Health Awarded NASA Contract
MIAMI--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- OPKO Health, Inc. (NYSE: OPK) has been awarded a contract and selected to participate in a development project directed by NASA to implement the OPKO point-of-care diagnostic platform (Claros-1™) with the objective of in-orbit use on the International Space Station.
OPKO will provide a panel of assays, including Vitamin D for bone metabolism, immune health, and inflammation to be used on its Claros-1™ portable analyzer. According to Phillip Frost, M.D., OPKO’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, “This contract is an opportunity to demonstrate the robustness and ease-of-deployment of the OPKO point-of-care system as well as the wide range of complex and high performance diagnostic tests which can be rapidly implemented for use in any environment.”
About OPKO Health, Inc.
We are a multi-national biopharmaceutical and diagnostics company that seeks to establish industry-leading positions in large and rapidly growing medical markets by leveraging our discovery, development and commercialization expertise and our novel and proprietary technologies.
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OPKO Health, Inc.
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Released August 22, 2012