Sandstone Diagnostics Wins Award for ‘Most Innovative New Healthcare Product

Livermore-based Company Honored in Annual Statewide Competition

LIVERMORE, CA – Sandstone Diagnostics, Inc. won top honors at the Annual Sierra Nevada Innovation Challenge, taking home the GLOBIE award as the 2013 Most Innovative New Healthcare Product.  The statewide competition held by Innovate North State recognizes the best non-metro companies in California with the potential to impact national and global markets.

According to Innovate North State’s Managing Director Jon Gregory, “Dr. Sommer captivated the judges with Sandstone’s innovative home diagnostic test solution.”

Sandstone introduced their home diagnostic product, Trak, at the Annual Sierra Nevada Innovation Challenge.  Trak is a male fertility test kit that allows couples struggling with infertility to monitor sperm quality in the privacy of their home.  Sandstone’s home diagnostic kit will be available to the public by Q4 2013

“We are very excited that our technology was recognized as an innovation in point-of-care clinical and home diagnostics,” said Dr. Greg Sommer, Sandstone’s CEO.  “It was an honor to present with such a distinguished group of companies and be selected the winner.” 

Third place honors in the Healthcare division went to The Locking Cap, a combination-protected cap for prescription medication bottles.  Second place was given to NeuroVision Imaging, a Sacramento-based company with a proprietary retinal diagnostic test for early detection of Alzheimer ’s disease.

Sandstone Diagnostics ( is a biotechnology company that provides a core point-of-care platform for home and clinical diagnostics. The core centrifuge technology was developed at Sandia National Laboratories for biodefense applications and licensed by Sandstone Diagnostics to deliver quality point-of-care clinical and home diagnostics. Sandstone Diagnostics is headquartered in Livermore, CA.