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Qiagen launches QIAcube Connect

February 2019—Qiagen launched the QIAcube Connect, the next generation of the QIAcube instrument. QIAcube Connect fully automates the lysis, bind, wash, and elute steps of the Qiagen spin columns (which can also be used manually) for DNA, RNA, and protein sample processing. It is compatible with a range of the company’s sample technologies and can be used to automate more than 80 Qiagen kits with more than 3,000 proven protocols.

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Home test for CKD monitoring

February 2019—Siemens Healthineers and Healthy.io have announced a worldwide original equipment manufacturer alliance in which Siemens urinalysis reagents will integrate into Healthy.io’s smartphone-based urinalysis system to provide a home testing option to monitor kidney function.

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PD-L1 monoclonal antibody

February 2019—Leica Biosystems launched a programmed death-ligand 1 antibody. The PD-L1 1 (73-10) monoclonal antibody is intended to be used for the qualitative identification by light microscopy of endogenous PD-L1 protein in formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded tissue by immunohistochemical staining using the company’s fully automated Bond system.

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Thermo Fisher offers plazomicin immunoassay

February 2019—Thermo Fisher Scientific received FDA clearance for its de novo submission of its QMS Plazomicin Immunoassay. This quantitative immunoassay measures the concentration of a novel therapeutic antibiotic, plazomicin, using the Beckman Coulter AU 680 automated clinical chemistry analyzer. Plazomicin (Zemdri, Achaogen) is a next-generation aminoglycoside being used to treat patients with complicated urinary tract infections.

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