OPKO Health Awarded NASA Contract
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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develop the Claros-1™ system for in-orbit use on the International Space
Station, our ability to successfully commercialize the Claros-1™ system,
our ability to demonstrate the robustness and ease-of-deployment of the
Claros-1™ system for use in any environment and other non-historical
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OPKO Health, Inc.
Steven D. Rubin, 305-575-4100
Source: OPKO Health, Inc.
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