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FDA OKs ThinPrep Integrated Imager

May 1, 2018—Hologic has received FDA premarket approval for its Hologic ThinPrep Integrated Imager. The company says the Integrated Imager combines the power of ThinPrep computer-assisted imaging and the ease of dual slide review into a single, automated microscope. “Approval of the ThinPrep Integrated Imager brings the benefits of ThinPrep automated Pap imaging to small- and mid-sized laboratories in the United ...

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Qiagen offers AdnaTest for lung, prostate cancers

April 20, 2018—Qiagen launched two liquid biopsy panels to evaluate circulating tumor cells in prostate and lung cancers. The AdnaTest ProstateCancerPanel AR-V7 Kit and AdnaTest LungCancer Kit were introduced at the American Association for Cancer Research annual meeting, April 14–18, in Chicago. The AdnaTest ProstateCancerPanel AR-V7 Kit detects the androgen receptor splice variant 7 in CTCs of prostate tumor origin ...

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Meridian launches TruBlock Ready

April 19, 2018—Meridian Life Science launched TruBlock Ready, a broad-acting HAMA blocker that is ready to use within a single dilution step. TruBlock Ready employs an active blocking technology that results in higher blocking efficiency than conventional blockers and provides broad coverage against human anti-mouse antibody, rheumatoid factor, and heterophilic antibodies. The blocking effectiveness has been proven in ELISA and ...

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Sakura launches Tissue-Tek Prisma Plus

April 13, 2018—Sakura Finetek USA launched its Tissue-Tek Prisma Plus Automated Slide Stainer, a second-generation Prisma platform with a throughput of 530 slides per hour. “Like its predecessor, the Tissue-Tek Prisma Automated Slide Stainer, with several thousand units installed worldwide, Tissue-Tek Prisma Plus continues to be the slide stainer of choice for large commercial laboratories and hospitals,” George R. Kennedy, ...

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Beckman introduces Access Sensitive Estradiol

April 11, 2018—Beckman Coulter Diagnostics announced the launch of its Access Sensitive Estradiol assay in the U.S. and in a majority of markets worldwide. The test is commonly ordered for detecting estradiol levels in women, children, and men. The assay aims to help laboratories deliver more accurate results for patients seeking answers to reproductive health questions. It has a broad ...

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DiaSorin gets FDA clearance for PCT assay

April 6, 2018—DiaSorin received clearance from the Food and Drug Administration to market the Liaison Brahms PCT II Gen assay for the quantitative determination of procalcitonin. “I am pleased to announce the addition of the Brahms PCT II Gen assay to our growing specialty menu in the U.S. market”, John Walter, president of DiaSorin, said in a statement. “I’m proud ...

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