Kurin, Inc. has been named to Inc.’s inaugural Best in Business list in the Prosperous and Thriving category. Inc. created the Best in Business Awards to honor companies that have gone above and beyond to make a positive difference.
The list, which can be found in the Winter issue of Inc. (on newsstands December 29, 2020), recognizes small- and medium-size privately held American businesses that have had a superlative impact on their communities, their industries, the environment, or society as a whole.
“We are honored to be recognized by Inc.,” said Bob Rogers, CEO of Kurin. “Our organization is focused on making a difference by helping hospitals improve their clinical outcomes and stem their financial losses from blood culture contaminations. It is rewarding to see our efforts recognized by others. The pandemic has created new challenges but strong demand for Kurin blood culture collection sets remains, and indeed has increased our rapid growth as hospitals understand, more than ever before, that accurate testing is critical to optimal patient health.”
Kurin’s revolutionary approach to the contaminated blood culture problem is an elegantly simple and intuitive design that requires no additional user steps. Kurin is a passive device that sidelines potential contaminants during blood culture collection—simply better than conventional diversion. Contaminated blood cultures are a significant problem, as roughly one-third of the positive results are wrong, exposing these patients to unnecessary antibiotics, extending hospital stays and impacting larger community health issues, such as antimicrobial resistance and the life-threatening C. diff. infection.
Scott Omelianuk, editor-in-chief of Inc., says, “It’s been an incredibly challenging year for companies. Across industries, businesses have had to make brutally tough decisions and face unprecedented uncertainty. That’s why we knew 2020 called for a new recognition program, something to complement our annual Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in the country. For Best in Business, companies have prioritized tackling today’s problems to lead us to a better future, even if they’ve struggled to stay in the black.”
Instead of relying on quantitative criteria linked to sales or funding, Inc.’s editors reviewed the companies’ achievements over the past year and noted how they made a positive difference in the world. They then selected honorees in more than 30 different industries–health, software, retail, business services, and more–and in age- and revenue-based categories. The applicant pool was very competitive, with around 2,700 entries and an acceptance rate in the low single digits—a huge success for these honors in their inaugural year.
Honorees for gold, silver, bronze, and general excellence across industries and categories are featured online at inc.com/best-in-business.
About Kurin, Inc.
Kurin Corporation, a certified Minority Business Enterprise (MBE), is focused on the design, development, manufacture, marketing, and sale of products that help healthcare providers reduce contaminated blood cultures. San Diego-based Kurin has received FDA 510(k) market clearance. For more information, visit the website at www.kurin.com.