CHICAGO – AACC is pleased to announce the recipients of the AACC 2014 Corporate Supporter Awards. Each year, AACC recognizes the companies and organizations that generously support the association through sponsorships, advertising, and exhibiting. These significant contributions make it possible for AACC to improve patient care by fostering research, innovation, and professional excellence in the field of laboratory medicine.

The AACC 2014 Corporate Supporter Award recipients have provided support for AACC ranging from $50,000 to $450,000 or more. They include:

Roche Diagnostics
Abbott Diagnostics
Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics
College of American Pathologists
Beckman Coulter
Sysmex America, Inc. 
Randox Laboratories US Ltd
Ortho Clinical Diagnostics 
Bio-Rad Laboratories
Thermo Scientific
Diagnostica Stago, Inc.
Instrumentation Laboratory (IL)
Waters Corporation
Kamiya Biomedical Company
Shenzhen Mindray Bio-Medical
Electronics Co., Ltd.
Constitution Medical
Sunquest Information Systems
Luminex Corporation
Sarstedt, Inc.
Elitech Group Company 
Nova Biomedical Corporation 
Hologic, Inc.
Diazyme Laboratories
Fujirebio Diagnostics, Inc.
Tosoh Bioscience
Agilent Technologies
Sekisui Diagnostics
BioFire Diagnostics, Inc.

"Congratulations to this year's award winners, and thank you to all of AACC's corporate supporters for their commitment to helping AACC expand its initiatives and deliver on its mission," said AACC CEO Janet B. Kreizman. "All of these organizations have played an integral role in enabling AACC to accomplish its goals. We are extremely grateful for their assistance and are happy to have this opportunity to show our appreciation."

AACC's 34 corporate supporters were recognized during the 2014 AACC Annual Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo at an invitation-only Corporate Recognition Reception on Monday, July 28 in Chicago. At the reception, AACC President Dr. Steven H. Wong and AACC CEO Janet B. Kreizman presented awards to the association's top 10 supporters. Today, members of the AACC Board of Directors will visit all 34 recognized organizations at their booths to deliver the awards.

About the 2014 AACC Annual Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo

AACC's annual meeting offers 5 days packed with opportunities to learn about exciting science from July 27–31. Plenary sessions feature expert presentations on how mobile technology and the internet are revolutionizing healthcare, the importance of newborn screening, big data, the biologic basis of obesity, and the latest advances that could lead to a cure for HIV. 

At the AACC Clinical Lab Expo, more than 650 exhibitors will fill the show floor of Chicago's convention center, McCormick Place, with displays of the latest diagnostic technology, including but not limited to automation, information systems, point-of-care, and biotech.

About AACC

Dedicated to achieving better health through laboratory medicine, AACC brings together more than 50,000 clinical laboratory professionals, physicians, research scientists, and business leaders from around the world focused on clinical chemistry, molecular diagnostics, mass spectrometry, translational medicine, lab management, and other areas of breaking laboratory science. Since 1948, AACC has worked to advance the common interests of the field, providing programs that advance scientific collaboration, knowledge, expertise, and innovation. For more information, visit