New York, NY – April 4, 2019 – Porex, global leader in advanced porous solutions and member of the Filtration Group, has won a Bronze Edison Award in the medical category for its FORTRESS® Pipette Tip Filter. In its 32nd year, the annual Edison Awards™ honors the best in innovation and excellence in the development of new products and services.

The FORTRESS® pipette tip filter, used in liquid handling for analytical, clinical and blood transfusion medicine markets, is a major breakthrough for the industry as the first certified pure liquid barrier filter, setting the tone for sample protection and accurate test results. The pipetting technology delivers reassurance and consistency for quality results for both manual and automatic liquid handling systems.

“This award is a testament to the capabilities of the FORTRESS technology, which is the only filter of its kind that can protect samples, contain aerosols, and prevent cross contamination as well as retrieve samples within one component,” said Jon Peacock, CEO of Porex and president of Filtration Group’s Life Sciences Business. “Our win is a huge accomplishment for Porex and reiterates our commitment to making innovative products that are creating a safer, healthier and more productive world.”  

“Once again, the winners created innovations that are revolutionizing industries and becoming indispensable,” said Frank Bonafilia, executive director of the Edison Awards. “One of the game-changing winners, Porex, was recognized as a true innovator out of the many products in the medical category.”

Jon Peacock and Avi Robbins, vice president of global product development and R&D at Porex, joined hundreds of senior executives at The Capitale in New York City from some of the world’s most recognized companies to acknowledge the hard work and commitment of all the 2019 Edison Award winners.

“We are very proud to achieve the Bronze Edison Award,” said Robbins. “This win further emphasizes the ground-breaking design and engineering solutions developed by Porex that are revolutionizing laboratory and clinical outcomes.”

Named after Thomas Alva Edison for his innovative achievements that shaped the world as we know it today, the Edison Award has become one of the highest accolades a company can receive in the name of innovation and business. Nominees for the Edison Awards were judged by a panel of more than 3,000 leading business executives including past award winners, academics and leaders in the fields of product development, design, engineering, science and medical. 

In addition to the Awards Gala, the annual Edison Awards program encompassed a full-day “Meet the Innovators Forum” and the “Innovators’ Showcase,” which offered guests a hands-on experience with many of the winning products.

About Porex Corporation

Porex Corporation, a member company of the Filtration Group, takes pride in almost 60 years of partnering with our customers to deliver engineering and design innovations that turn their product ideas into reality. Through a collaborative engineering partnership, Porex develops high-value solutions to our customers’ product design challenges in absorption, application, diffusion, filtration, venting, and wicking. These material solutions can be used in medical device, analytical sciences, in-vitro diagnostics, and advanced wound care applications to improve performance and consistency. The Certified Pure POREX™ program substantiates the purity of POREX filters and materials via comprehensive testing conducted by independent laboratories. With unmatched engineering experience, stringent regulatory and quality standards, and an extensive global footprint, POREX® solutions form the standard of material excellence to bring your next product to life – and create a safer, healthier, and more productive world. Visit Porex at

About Filtration Group

Filtration Group, an affiliate of Madison Industries, is making the world safer, healthier and more productive by creating innovative solutions that deliver outstanding customer value. With a passionate team, global footprint and leading technology, Filtration Group is driving innovation and developing unparalleled filtration solutions.  Filtration Group serves a highly diverse set of customers with offerings that span life sciences, industrial technologies, fluid and indoor air quality applications. One of the fastest growing companies in the industry, Filtration Group serves its customers from 114 facilities in over 30 countries.  Please visit Filtration Group and Madison Industries at: and

About the Edison Awards™

The Edison Awards is a program conducted by Edison Universe, a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to fostering future innovators. The Awards have been recognizing and honoring the best in innovations and innovators since 1987. They honor game-changing innovations that are at the forefront of new product and service development, marketing and human-centered design, and are one of the highest accolades a company can receive in the name of successful innovation. For more information about the Edison Awards complete program and a list of past winners, visit