Disruptive Technology Award

A search for the next innovative testing solution that will transform patient care

AACC’s Disruptive Technology Award competition recognizes innovative testing and disruptive technology solutions that improve patient care through diagnostic performance or access to high quality testing. This year, the award will highlight developers of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) technologies that are advancing medicine and pathology.

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Congratulations to the 2021 finalists on their disruptive technologies:

Day Zero Diagnostics Logo Day Zero Diagnostics, Inc: DZD OneSeq Dx

Mammoth Biosciences Logo Mammoth Biosciences: DETECTR

MeMed Logo MeMed: MeMed COVID-19 Severity

Learn more about the finalists

The three (3) finalists will compete live at the Disruptive Technology Award session at the AACC Annual Scientific Meeting in Atlanta, on Monday, September 27 from 4:30 – 6 p.m. A winner will be selected and announced at the conclusion of the session.


Congratulations again to the 2021 semifinalists and their disruptive technologies:

numares GROUP Corporation: AXINON System

OncoHost: PROphet

Sight Diagnostics: Sight OLO

Learn more about the semifinalists

Annual Scientific Meeting attendees can visit the finalists and semifinalists on the Expo floor during the meeting to learn more about their technologies.


  • February 1: Application launched.
  • May 5, 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time: Extended deadline for application submissions.
  • June 30: Semifinalists announced.
  • Late-June to mid-July: Semifinalists present to award committee.
  • August 4: Finalists announced.
  • August: Finalists and assigned mentors coordinate further presentation review.
  • September 27: Finalists required to present at a special session during the 2021 AACC Annual Scientific Meeting. The winner will be chosen at the end of the session.

Please note that these dates may be subject to change.


Please email AACC Education with any questions about the competition.

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2020 Competition

Congratulations to the 2020 Disruptive Technology Award winner, Baebies, Inc.. Find out more about them and other contestants from past competitions.