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News from the 68th AACC Annual Scientific Meeting 03-Aug-2016
 

68th AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo
July 31–August 4
Pennsylvania Convention Center
Philadelphia

AACC Annual Scientific Meeting Press Room
Room 120ABC
Pennsylvania Convention Center
(p) 215-418-2267 and 215-418-2268

Registration Information
AACC annual scientific meeting registration is free for members of the media. Reporters can register online here.



The Latest Research on Cannabis Use and Testing, Premature Death, and Labs-on-a-Chip to Be Featured at the 68th AACC Annual Scientific Meeting

At the 68th AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo—the premier global conference and exhibit for laboratory medicine—visionaries in the field will illuminate the pioneering research and technology paving the way for better clinical testing and patient care. From July 31–August 4 in Philadelphia, the meeting will feature more than 200 talks on a broad range of timely healthcare topics. Highlights of these include plenaries that explore the latest research on cannabis use, reducing premature death worldwide, and innovations such as the programmable bio-nano-chip and “intelligent” surgical knife.

– American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC)

68th AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo, August 2016

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CRISPR and Transformative Laboratory Technology to Be Highlighted at the 68th AACC Annual Scientific Meeting

The 68th AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo is where the future of laboratory medicine and patient care comes into view. This year, late-breaking sessions will deliver insights into the latest advances that are transforming healthcare, including gene editing with CRISPR, the use of drones to transport patient samples in remote areas, and efforts to end the hepatitis C epidemic.

– American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC)

68th AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo, August 2016

Embargo expired on 01-Aug-2016 at 10:30 ET


Study Finds One in Five Pain or Rehab Patients Taking the Medication Gabapentin Without Prescription

With increasing public attention to overdose deaths and misuse of prescription medications in the United States, researchers today presented the results of a new study looking at abuse and misuse of gabapentin, a medication used to treat seizures and relieve nerve pain often associated with shingles.

– American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC)

68th AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo, August 2016

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First Next-Generation Sequencing Test for HIV Drug Resistance Could Help Combat AIDS Worldwide

Research announced today at the 68th AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo demonstrates that a first-of-its-kind next-generation sequencing test can detect HIV drug resistance mutations that conventional tests fail to identify. This test could play a critical role in helping clinicians to optimize HIV treatment regimens, while also helping public health initiatives to minimize the development of global resistance to antiretroviral drugs.

– American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC)

68th AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo, August 2016

Embargo expired on 03-Aug-2016 at 09:30 ET


New Biochip-Based Blood Test Detects Elevated Risk for Alzheimer’s Disease

Researchers today unveiled results from a new blood test to help identify which patients are at an elevated risk of Alzheimer’s disease. The findings, presented at the 68th AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo in Philadelphia, showed that the biochip test, which allows multiple tests to be run on one blood sample, was as accurate as existing molecular tests that analyze DNA.

– American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC)

68th AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo, August 2016

Embargo expired on 03-Aug-2016 at 09:30 ET


New Blood Test Could Help Prevent Organ Transplant Rejection

Today, researchers presented findings at the 68th AACC Annual Scientific Meeting that DNA found circulating in the bloodstream—known as cell-free DNA—can be used to identify liver transplant patients with acute rejection with greater accuracy than conventional liver function tests. This cell-free DNA test could help liver transplant patients receive crucial treatment for rejection faster, and has the potential to improve the prognosis of kidney and heart transplant patients as well.

– American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC)

68th AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo, August 2016

Embargo expired on 01-Aug-2016 at 10:30 ET


Innovative Test That Could Predict Risk of Kidney Failure in Pediatric Type 1 Diabetes Patients Announced at 68th AACC Annual Scientific Meeting

Researchers have successfully tested a new method for the early diagnosis in children and teenagers of diabetic nephropathy, a serious complication of diabetes that can increase risk of death. This new method, unveiled today at the 68th AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo, would help pediatric patients get necessary treatment in a more timely manner.

– American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC)

68th AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo, August 2016

Embargo expired on 02-Aug-2016 at 10:30 ET


AACC Announces 2016 Corporate Supporter Award Winners; Thanks Organizations for Their Invaluable Support

AACC is pleased to announce the recipients of the AACC 2016 Corporate Supporter Awards. This year, AACC recognizes 47 different companies and organizations that generously support the association through sponsorships, advertising, and exhibiting. These significant contributions make it possible for AACC to improve patient care by fostering research, innovation, and professional excellence in the field of laboratory medicine.

– American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC)

68th AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo, August 2016

Embargo expired on 02-Aug-2016 at 09:00 ET


Advanced Instruments Introduces OsmoPRO® Multi-Sample Osmometer for Automated Osmolality Testing

Advanced Instruments, the world’s leading authority in osmometry, will preview their new OsmoPRO multi sample osmometer at the 68th AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo in Philadelphia on August 2-4. OsmoPRO is a 20-position micro sample osmometer designed specifically to address the changing needs of today’s busy laboratories to improve efficiency and reduce sample turn-around time.

– 2016 AACC Annual Meeting Press Program


At AACC 2016, Festo Showcases the Latest Automation Solutions for Clinical Diagnostic Equipment

Festo features at AACC 2016, July 31- Aug. 4 in Philadelphia, the company’s automation solutions for clinical diagnostic equipment. Festo automation lowers manufacturer engineering costs and boosts diagnostic speed and overall performance. (Festo AACC Booth #3939)

– 2016 AACC Annual Meeting Press Program


Ortho Clinical Diagnostics to Present Seven Scientific Posters, Six Products at AACC

Ortho Clinical Diagnostics will present seven scientific posters on its assays and display six products at the 2016 American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) annual meeting. Ortho’s posters will address a range of important tests, both marketed and in-development for clinical labs.

– 2016 AACC Annual Meeting Press Program


IFCC Advances Global Standard Setting in Laboratory Medicine for Better Healthcare Worldwide

The International Federation of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine (IFCC) sets global standard in collaboration with other international organizations as harmonization of methods in laboratory medicine is a means to improve patient safety

– 2016 AACC Annual Meeting Press Program


IFCC eAcademy

eAcademy aims to make high quality educational modules available to Laboratory professionals and will provide a resource for individuals in their training, as well as for those involved in the planning and organisation of educational programmes.

– 2016 AACC Annual Meeting Press Program


Bio-Rad Launches Amplichek I Quality Control, the Second in a Series of Controls for the Molecular Diagnostics Testing Market

Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE: BIO and BIOb), a global provider of life science research and clinical diagnostic products, today announced its continued expansion into the molecular diagnostics testing market with the launch of Amplichek™ I quality control, which was recently issued a 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

– 2016 AACC Annual Meeting Press Program

Embargo expired on 31-Jul-2016 at 00:00 ET


Advanced Instruments Receives FDA Clearance for GloCyte® Automated Cell Counter System

Advanced Instruments, Inc., a leader in laboratory instrumentation, announced today that it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market its GloCyte Automated Cell Counter System and GloCyte Low and High Level Controls.

– 2016 AACC Annual Meeting Press Program

AACC, Aug-2016


Bio-Rad Unveils Amplichek II Quality Control, the First in a Series of Controls for the Molecular Diagnostics Testing Market

Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE: BIO and BIOb), a global provider of life science research and clinical diagnostic products, today announced its entry into the rapidly growing molecular diagnostics testing market with the launch of Amplichek™ II quality control, which was recently issued a de novo clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

– 2016 AACC Annual Meeting Press Program


Bio-Rad Launches New Critical Raw Materials for Diagnostic Use

Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE: BIO and BIOb), a global provider of life science research and clinical diagnostic products, today announced the launch of two human recombinant antigens, expanding the company’s portfolio of Critical Raw Materials for the in vitro diagnostics market.

– 2016 AACC Annual Meeting Press Program

Embargo expired on 31-Jul-2016 at 00:00 ET


Join SelectScience for Champagne and Canapés at AACC

The winner of the Best New Clinical Laboratory Product of 2015, as voted for by you, will be announced at our Clinical Scientists' Choice Awards® Party, at the AACC Annual Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo, 2016 in Philadelphia, US.

– 2016 AACC Annual Meeting Press Program


Fio Showcases Remote Device Connectivity and Healthcare Management Platform at AACC 2016

Fio Corporation is exhibiting its cloud-based connectivity and reporting platform for decentralized health care at the 68th American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo from July 31st to August 4th.

– 2016 AACC Annual Meeting Press Program

Int J Tuberc Lung Dis, Aug-2016


DRG® 25-OH Vitamin D (Total) ELISA at 2016 AACC Conference (Booth 3713)

The DRG® 25-OH Vitamin D (total) ELISA, an enzyme immunoassay for the measurement of total 25-OH Vitamin D (Vitamin D2 and Vitamin D3) in both serum and plasma, will be a highlight of the 2016 American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) Conference on August 02-04 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

– 2016 AACC Annual Meeting Press Program


DRG® International, Inc. to Showcase at 2016 AACC (Booth 3713) The Newly Optimized Saliva ELISA Assays

DRG International, a leading international medical diagnostic company, will showcase the Newly Optimized DRG® Saliva ELISA Assays at the 2016 AACC in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from August 02-04. DRG® Optimized Saliva ELISA Assays are easy-to-use, non-invasive sampling test kits designed for the measurement of the free (unbound) fraction of steroids. These tests allow for simple, patient-friendly measurement of hormone profiles. They are also a reliable measurement of steroids in veterinary saliva samples without further pre-treatment.

– 2016 AACC Annual Meeting Press Program


New Fully Automated Sample Pretreatment System Enables Faster, Safer, and Simpler Biological LC-MS/MS Analysis

The Clinical Laboratory Automation Module (CLAM-2000) is a fully integrated sample pretreatment module for LC-MS. The system automatically performs all of the processes necessary for analyzing blood and other biological samples, from scanning in information from the blood collection tubes to sample pretreatment and LCMS analysis.

– 2016 AACC Annual Meeting Press Program


DRG® Renin (Active) Elisa to Be Showcased at 2016 AACC (Booth 3713)

DRG International’s Renin (Active) ELISA for testing of active Renin in human EDTA plasma will be on display at the AACC’s 2016 show in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on August 02-04. The DRG® Renin active ELISA test is accurate in testing for certain types of hypertension and has been utilized by labs world-wide.

– 2016 AACC Annual Meeting Press Program


The New Micro-Valve Type 6712 From Burkert: Fast, Quiet and Small

With a width of just 7 mm and a height of 26 mm, the new micro-valve fits in miniature apparatus. The 7mm width makes it ideal for 9 mm titre plates, but it can also be installed in smaller spaces. For applications on dispensing arms, pipetting arms and dosing robots the low overall weight of the valve is an advantage. The power consumption of the WhisperValve is also low: in both switching and holding it uses less than 1 W, which eliminates the need for expensive, space-consuming electronics are needed for power reduction. The name of the micro-valve – WhisperValve – reveals another special property of the new media separated 2/2-way valve: with its non-impact actuator, it controls the flow rate very quietly. The new actuator is designed to operate at a sound level below 36 dB. The typical metal-to-metal contact noise of a solenoid valve is eliminated in the WhisperValve. This is an advantage not only for the patient, but also for the lab employee, who enjoys a quieter work environmen

– 2016 AACC Annual Meeting Press Program


Delta Modtech Will Feature Transdermal Converting and Coating Equipment at AACC

Delta ModTech® offers innovative solutions for manufacturing a variety of complex medical, pharmaceutical, label, security, RFID, packaging and cosmetic products. A Delta ModTech Crusader® converter will be running a transdermal type product during the show. The system will feature a variety of processes including rotary die cutting, embossing and precise part placement. This unique system is designed to offer precision parts while minimizing waste of expensive materials. Other Delta ModTech systems may include capabilities such as semi-rotary, full rotary and laser cutting as well as heat seal pouching. Delta ModTech is dedicated to providing precise, flexible and innovative manufacturing solutions worldwide.

– 2016 AACC Annual Meeting Press Program


DRG® Aldosterone ELISA Kit at the AACC 2016 (Booth 3713)

DRG International, a leading international medical diagnostic company, will showcase its DRG® Aldosterone ELISA Kit at the 2016 AACC in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on August 02-04. The DRG International Aldosterone ELISA is for measurement of Aldosterone in serum, plasma, and urine.

– 2016 AACC Annual Meeting Press Program


DRG® Hepcidin 25 (Bioactive) HS Elisa to Showcase at 2016 AACC (Booth 3713)

DRG International, a leading international medical diagnostic company, will showcase the NEW DRG® Hepcidin 25 (bioactive) HS (High Sensitive) ELISA Kit (EIA-5782) at the 2016 AACC in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from August 02-04. As the first of its kind to market, this kit accurately detects bioactive Hepcidin levels as an additional marker to aid in identifying a variety of disorders. In recent years, a large number of publications identify Hepcidin as a factor in regulating the amount of iron in humans. Unbalanced iron level can lead to many common medical conditions including anemia and iron overload disease, and can occur in chronic kidney disease, inflammation, or diabetes mellitus.

– 2016 AACC Annual Meeting Press Program


Express Diagnostics Int'l Opens New Subsidiary in Bulgaria to Serve EMEA

Express Diagnostics Int'l, Inc. (EDI), FDA-registered and ISO 13485:2003-certified medical device manufacturer, announces Express Diagnostics Global, Ltd. (EDG), a new subsidiary based in Sofia, Bulgaria is operational. Central to a strategic plan to deliver increased production capacity and enhanced support to distributors in the EMEA region (Europe, the Middle East, Africa), EDG will dedicate manufacturing at its Sofia facility primarily to satisfying EMEA demand for EDI's DrugCheck® onsite drugs of abuse screening devices.

– 2016 AACC Annual Meeting Press Program


A New Standard for Mouse IgG

News of a consistently low endotoxin mouse IgG below 5 eu/mg developed by our R & D department.

– 2016 AACC Annual Meeting Press Program


First Standard Cartridge Valve From Burkert

Due to the increasing importance of space considerations, fluid performance and energy saving potentials, customized solutions are constantly becoming more complex, accompanied by higher component requirements. The new cartridge valve (Type 6164) from Burkert simplifies pneumatic piloting controls through optimal integration of a pilot valve in block solutions and plastic injection molded components. Due to its uncompromising reliability, above-average service life and efficient performance, this valve is setting new standards.

– 2016 AACC Annual Meeting Press Program


Pipette Tips and Pipettes – an Infallible System?

Many times experimental data was not reproducible even though all variables within the experimental procedure stood up to scrutiny. But was this really the case?

– 2016 AACC Annual Meeting Press Program


The New Eppendorf Tubes® 5.0 mL with Screw Cap

The introduction of this new screw cap container represents the latest significant innovation within the Eppendorf Tubes® 5.0 mL system.

– 2016 AACC Annual Meeting Press Program


Surmodics IVD Launches Breakthrough Stabilblock® Immunoassay Stabilizer

Featured Surmodics product at AACC 2016

– 2016 AACC Annual Meeting Press Program


New Semen Analysis Products From Medical Electronic Systems

Medical Electronic Systems (www.mes-global.com) is a Los Angeles based technology company specializing in rapid, automated semen analysis for the human and the veterinary markets. The MES line of CE and FDA cleared Sperm Quality Analyzers, complementary testing kits and disposable testing supplies are sold through an extensive network of international distributors. MES is ISO certified as a medical manufacturer and has wholly owned distribution offices in America, Europe, China and Israel.

– 2016 AACC Annual Meeting Press Program


STRATEC Completes Acquisition of Sony DADC BioSciences

STRATEC Biomedical AG, Birkenfeld, Germany (Frankfurt: SBS; Prime Standard, TecDAX) today announces the successful completion of the acquisition of Sony DADC BioSciences GmbH (“BioSciences”), a leading global OEM supplier of smart consumables for diagnostics, life sciences and medical technology applications.

– 2016 AACC Annual Meeting Press Program


Advanced Instruments Introduces GloCyte® Automated Cell Counter for CSF

Advanced Instruments, Inc., a leader in laboratory instrumentation, launches their GloCyte Automated Cell Counter System at the 68th AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo in Philadelphia, PA July 31–August 4. This new fluorescence and microscopy technology recently received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and marks a major achievement in giving laboratories a new way to obtain reliable and timely CSF results, especially at the more challenging low end counts.

– 2016 AACC Annual Meeting Press Program


Eppendorf Centrifuge 5920 R: The New Benchmark in Capacity and Performance

Eppendorf’s new refrigerated Centrifuge 5920 R combines extraordinary high capacity with enhanced temperature management in a very compact and ergonomic product design.

– 2016 AACC Annual Meeting Press Program


LGC Maine Standards announces Release of VALIDATE® D-Dimer Calibration Verification / Linearity Test Kit

LGC Maine Standards is pleased to announce our VALIDATE® D-Dimer calibration verification / linearity test kit has received US FDA 510(k) clearance for use on Instrument Laboratory ACL TOP® hemostasis test systems. The VALIDATE® D-Dimer kit evaluates D-Dimer in a human-plasma base matrix. Each VALIDATE® D-Dimer kit is prepared using the CLSI recommended "equal delta" method for linearity testing and is liquid, ready-to-use. Simply add the product from the dropper bottle directly into a sample cup and run in replicates.

– 2016 AACC Annual Meeting Press Program


Abingdon Health Announces The Appointment Of JoyingBio As A Distributor Of PCRD In China

Abingdon Health Ltd is pleased to announce the appointment of JoyingBio (Hangzhou Jiuyang Biotechnology Co., Ltd.) as distributor in China for PCRD nucleic acid lateral flow immunoassays (NALFIA).

– 2016 AACC Annual Meeting Press Program


Empower Your Research with Tecan’s Spark® 20M Multimode Reader

Tecan has launched the Spark® 20M multimode microplate reader*, offering tailor-made solutions to suit virtually any drug discovery or advanced life science research application. This freely configurable system gives researchers access to new techniques and features intended to enhance and streamline biochemical and cell-based workflows. At the heart of the instrument are Spark’s unique Fusion Optics and a powerful, high frequency xenon flash lamp, which can be combined with your choice of high performance detection modules to ensure a perfect match for your workflow. Options include an enhanced fluorescence module designed to improve sensitivity and increase the speed of high throughput screening, and the newly developed Te-Cool™ cooling module that uniquely allows the measurement chamber temperature to be set below the ambient room temperature for more accurate and reliable results.

– 2016 AACC Annual Meeting Press Program


Fast Liquid Transfer Down to Picoliter Levels with Tecan’s D300e

Tecan has introduced the D300e Digital Dispenser* for applications that need faster, reliable dispensing down to picoliter volumes. This innovative, simple-to-use device is ideal for the creation of assay plates, and can cut set-up times from hours or days to just minutes. Users can choose between dispensing aqueous solutions in combination with a surfactant – for the investigation of proteins, antibodies, enzymes and nucleic acids – and DMSO, for small molecule studies, offering greater flexibility for life sciences workflows.

– 2016 AACC Annual Meeting Press Program


sTecan Simplifies Large Molecule Bioanalysis

Tecan has launched a fully automated affinity purification solution for the extraction of large biomolecules, such as proteins, antibodies and antibody-drug conjugates. This set-up takes advantage of the new Thermo Scientific™ MSIA™ Streptavidin EVO microcolumns, which have been specifically designed for use on Tecan’s proven Freedom EVO® platform. In combination with the Freedom EVO workstation, this solution is ideal for high throughput applications in biopharmaceutical development, clinical research and anti-doping laboratories.

– 2016 AACC Annual Meeting Press Program


Essential QC tools for GLP/GMP environments (20160526) Männedorf, Switzerland, April 28, 2016

Tecan has unveiled a novel solution to help laboratories meet the stringent requirements of regulatory authorities such as the FDA and the EMEA. The new MultiCheck™ QC package for Spark® 10M and Spark 20M multimode readers comprises a reusable QC plate and accompanying data analysis software, and is designed to aid laboratories striving to fulfill increasingly strict regulatory demands including GLP, GMP, ISO 9001, ISO 13485 or Title 21 CFR Part 11.

– 2016 AACC Annual Meeting Press Program


LPD Precision Dispense Pump Designed for Flexibility and Cost Savings

After 20 years of experience designing and manufacturing dispense pumps for in vitro diagnostics and scientific instrument applications, The Lee Company is pleased to offer its most cost effective design yet. The new LPD Series variable displacement pump meets the demands of modern day applications: consistent performance and significant cost savings in a compact lightweight package. Designed to be completely maintenance free, this miniature, chemically inert pump is readily available in 50 and 250 microliter full dispense volumes. Standard performance models meet the demands of most applications, while high performance models are available for the most demanding applications. The LPD Series Pump can be customized for a variety of performance characteristics, feedback options and port head materials. Contact your local Lee Sales Engineer today for additional information.

– American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC)


Ultra-Miniature 2-Port Solenoid Valve

The Lee Company continues to redefine miniature fluidics with the introduction of an even more compact High Density Interface (HDI) solenoid valve. Now available in magnetically latched and non-latched designs, this 2-port normally closed valve is exceptionally small in size, light weight, and offers consistent performance throughout its life. Both designs are offered in plug-in and face mount styles. In today's culture, the persistent demand for reliable and innovative products compels companies to integrate new and more advanced technology into smaller packages. Our ultra miniature 2-port normally closed solenoid valve offers similar performance characteristics to our traditional 3-port HDI design, but in a smaller package. Booth #2943

– American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC)


Sekisui Diagnostics, LLC Enters Strategic Partnership with Qualigen Inc.

Sekisui Diagnostics becomes exclusive commercial partner for the Qualigen FastPack® IP System in the U.S. and international markets. Sekisui Diagnostics to expand point of care testing portfolio with the FastPack® IP System from Qualigen Inc. Qualigen expands their commercial reach through relationship with Sekisui Diagnostics

– 2016 AACC Annual Meeting Press Program


Spectrum Diagnostics

New comer from Africa with outstanding technology of clinical chemistry ready to use single liquid reagents with powerful stand alone portable analyzers for A1c , HB, Bilirubin in babies , as well as a full lab solution station establishing 2003 with trustworthy R&D Effort Egyptian Company for Biotechnology with the brand name "Spectrum Diagnostics" is specialized in development, manufacturing and marketing top quality IVD Spectrum develops and manufactures high quality in vitro diagnostic reagents.

– 2016 AACC Annual Meeting Press Program


Decision of the European Patent Office on Copan’s Patent EP 1 608 268 B1

On June 3rd, 2015, in the oral hearing before the Board of Appeals of the European Patent Office (EPO), the EPO has issued its final decision regarding Copan’s European Patent EP 1 608 268 B1 (“EP’268”). The Board of Appeals of the EPO confirmed that Copan’s EP’268 is only valid in a scope which is substantially narrower than the claim set as originally granted.

– 2016 AACC Annual Meeting Press Program


Puritan Further Vindicated as Copan Loses Again in German Patent Proceedings

Puritan is pleased to announce that the German Patent and Trademark Office (GPTO) has handed Puritan and its customers a win in cancellation proceedings initiated on Puritan’s behalf against Copan’s utility model DE 20 2004 021 932 U1 (DE’932). Specifically, in DE File No. 20 2004 021 932.8, the GPTO has declared DE’932 invalid for its entire term, effectively erasing the patent as if it never existed. This means Copan may not base any claims on any alleged infringement of DE’932.

– 2016 AACC Annual Meeting Press Program


Puritan Medical Products Launches New Liquid and Agar Gel Collection Line: Opti-Tranz

Puritan Medical Products, North America’s largest manufacturer of swabs and specimen collection devices, is pleased to announce Opti-Tranz™ and Opti-Tranz™ Plus, a brand new line of traditional liquid and agar gel collection and transport systems for bacteriological applications.

– 2016 AACC Annual Meeting Press Program


Puritan Solidifies Its Position in Flocked Swab Technology with Two New US Patents

Puritan Medical Products Co. LLC, an American manufacturer of single¬-use medical, diagnostic, forensic and critical environment products for the global market, was awarded two U.S. patents for their HydraFlock® and PurFlock Ultra® swabs, issued March 1 and 8, respectively.

– 2016 AACC Annual Meeting Press Program


Roche Receives FDA Approval for Novel PD-L1 Biomarker Assay

Roche today announced approval of the VENTANA PD-L1 (SP142) Assay1 by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as a complementary diagnostic to provide PD-L1 status on patients who are considering treatment with the FDA approved Roche immunotherapy TECENTRIQ™ (atezolizumab) for metastatic urothelial cancer (mUC). This test is the first to evaluate patient PD-L1 status using immune cell staining and scoring within the tumor microenvironment, providing clinicians with information that may guide immunotherapy decisions2.

– 2016 AACC Annual Meeting Press Program


Visiun Showcases New Predictive Analytics and Population Health Reporting at AACC 2016

Visiun, Inc., the leader in performance analytics for the laboratory, will be showcasing their new predictive analytics and population health reporting at the 2016 AACC Clinical Lab Expo, taking place August 2-4, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia.

– 2016 AACC Annual Meeting Press Program


Visiun Now Incorporates a Wealth of EMR Data into Performance Insight™

Visiun announced today that their leading laboratory analytics system, Performance Insight™, now incorporates a broad array of data elements from EMR systems.

– 2016 AACC Annual Meeting Press Program


Abraxis Expands Its Magnetic Beads Offering for Molecular Biology and Sample Prep Applications

Abraxis, Inc., which develops, manufactures, and markets rapid environmental and food test systems in plate, strip test, and magnetic bead formats, announces expansion of its magnetic beads line to products used in molecular biology, biochemistry, and sample prep applications.

– 2016 AACC Annual Meeting Press Program


TGA Regulatory Approval of Seralite®– FLC in Australia

Abingdon Health Ltd, is pleased to announce that it has gained regulatory approval by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) in Australia for Seralite®– FLC.

– 2016 AACC Annual Meeting Press Program


Export Award Winner Attending AACC

BBI Solutions (BBI), recent winners of the Made in the UK Export Award, will be attending the AACC Clinical Lab Expo in Philadelphia next month.

– 2016 AACC Annual Meeting Press Program


ALine Adding Space to Meet Volume Production Demands

ALine expands into space dedicated to laser and traditional machining, while increasing it clean production space, all in preparation for ISO 13485 certification.

– 2016 AACC Annual Meeting Press Program


Twin Power Technology in 10mm, 16mm, and 22mm Sizes

Bukert Life Science releases Microfluidic valves with Twin Power technology, now available in three sizes – 10mm, 16mm, and 22mm. Twin Power technology combines the industry-proven rocker principle with a highly innovative new actuator. This dual-solenoid design allows the use of a smaller valve with lower power consumption and improved reliability, without sacrificing performance.

– 2016 AACC Annual Meeting Press Program


Sebia and Abingdon Health Sign Exclusive Global Distribution Agreement

Sebia, the world leader in medical diagnostics by electrophoresis, and Abingdon Health, an in-vitro diagnostic group, today announce that they have entered into a multi-year, exclusive, global distribution agreement. The deal allows Sebia to add Abingdon Health’s Seralite®– FLC Dual Kappa and Lambda serum lateral flow immunoassay to its worldwide offering. The financial terms of the agreement have not been disclosed.

– 2016 AACC Annual Meeting Press Program


Make Inspections Productive and Efficient: TELCOR Releases Innovative eLearning Interface

TELCOR, the leading vendor truly focused on point of care testing (POCT) middleware innovations, has introduced the first interface that seamlessly updates operator demographic information and competency completion information directly from a facility’s LMS/HRIS to its POCT middleware solution.

– 2016 AACC Annual Meeting Press Program


Web Industries Awarded Job Creation Tax Incentives by Massachusetts Life Sciences Center

Web Industries, Inc., innovative provider of contract life sciences manufacturing and converting services, is proud to announce that the company has been awarded $150,000 in tax incentives through the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center’s (MLSC) Job Creation Tax Incentive Program. This program promotes the growth of companies engaged in advancing life sciences research, commercialization, and manufacturing throughout the state of Massachusetts through targeted tax incentives tied to new job creation.

– 2016 AACC Annual Meeting Press Program


Visiun Releases New Blood Bank Utilization System

Visiun, Inc., the leader in performance analytics for the laboratory, announced today the release of a blood bank utilization module for laboratories and transfusion services across the nation. This comprehensive new system will change the way blood banks optimize patient blood management.

– 2016 AACC Annual Meeting Press Program


Web Industries Opens New Lateral Flow Immunoassay (LFI) Manufacturing Facility

Web Industries, Inc., innovative provider of precision contract manufacturing and converting services, is proud to announce the opening of the company’s first lateral flow immunoassay (LFI) production facility. Co-located within the company’s existing Web Boston location, the Lateral Flow Diagnostics Center of Excellence will provide companies marketing LFI tests with a one-stop outsource manufacturing solution that offers a reliable path from small-scale test development to high-volume commercialization of new LFI devices. The 6,500 square foot environmentally-controlled facility was purpose-built for automated reel-to-reel medical device production and features an in-house biochemistry lab, reagent deposition, LFI strip manufacturing, device assembly, and packaging stations.

– 2016 AACC Annual Meeting Press Program


Announcement: GMP Compliant Facilities and Registration with U.S. FDA

Abingdon Health announces the registration of its manufacturing facilities as GMP compliant, with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), for the design, development and manufacture of lateral flow devices, and device readers for in vitro diagnostic medical use.

– 2016 AACC Annual Meeting Press Program


FDA Registration and CE Marking of New Lateral Flow Immunoassay Reader, ADxLR5®

Abingdon Health are pleased to announce the CE marking and FDA registration of their newly available immunoassay reader – ADxLR5® as a Class 1 Medical Device. The ADxLR5® lateral flow device reader has been developed as a next generation technology designed to offer the user the most up to date features required for rapid testing, including a touch screen user interface, barcode sample identification ,stored calibration curve processing and wifi or wired connectivity.

– 2016 AACC Annual Meeting Press Program


Precise Dosing in µL Range: Burkert Presents Micro Dosing Unit for Liquids

Burkert's new micro dosing unit Type 7615 – a high-precision diaphragm pump for exact dosing of liquids in the µl range – is the fluid technology specialist's latest addition to its product portfolio for analytical, bio-medical and medical applications. The micro dosing unit, comprising of three valves, doses 5 µl in one stroke with a accuracy of +/- 2%. The maximum flow rate is 8 ml/min in both directions.

– 2016 AACC Annual Meeting Press Program

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