New pathology lab products and industry news

Sarstedt filtration units, cell strainers

March 2019—Sarstedt has released its next generation of vacuum filtration products. Options include bottle top filters, receiver bottles, and assembled units available in 250 mL, 500 mL, and 1,000 mL. The filters contain wide, 90-mm diameter polyethersulfone membranes with 0.2 µm and 0.45 µm pore sizes; 500 mL filters are also available with a 0.1 µm pore size for mycoplasma removal. The bottle tops are one-piece construction to prevent leakage above the neck and reduce overall height.

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High-parameter immune monitoring panel

March 2019—Fluidigm introduced its Maxpar Human Immune Monitoring Panel Kit for comprehensive immune cell profiling in cancer and immune-mediated diseases. The immune monitoring kit contains 29 metal-labeled antibodies and reagents designed for deep immune profiling of human peripheral blood mononuclear cells in one tube.

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FDA clears BioMérieux culture bottles

March 2019—BioMérieux’s BacT/Alert BPA and BPN culture bottles have received 510(k) clearance from the FDA. The culture bottles are for quality control testing of leukocyte-reduced apheresis platelet units and support the growth of aerobic and anaerobic microorganisms in two types of leukocyte-reduced units: apheresis platelet units and both single and pools of up to six units of whole blood platelet concentrates.

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