Disruptive Technology Award

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

The 2023 application deadline has passed

Thank you to everyone that submitted an application for this year's competition. The semifinalists will be announced on April 19th. 

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.

Apply for the chance to present your cutting-edge technology at the 2023 AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo – the premier international forum for unveiling groundbreaking advances in laboratory medicine.

Competition and prize details | Review criteria

Timeline At A Glance

  • November 9, 2022: Application Opens
  • February 23, 2023: Application Submission Deadline (Note: deadline was updated from Feb. 9 to Feb. 23)
  • April 19, 2023: Semifinalists Announced
  • Early May 2023: Semifinalist presentations to Organizing Committee
  • May 31, 2023: Finalists Announced
  • June/July 2023: Finalist Mentoring by Organizing Committee
  • Monday, July 24, 2023: Finalists present their technologies at the Disruptive Technology Award special session, held during the 2023 AACC Annual Scientific Meeting. The winner is announced at the end of the session.

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Please email AACC with any questions about the competition.

AACC Housing Is Open

Take advantage of benefits like complimentary shuttle service and special rates by booking your hotel through the AACC housing center.

2022 DTAC Competition

Congratulations to Nanopath, winner of the 2022 Disruptive Technology Award.