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FDA clearance for vitamin D assay, 2/15

Beckman Coulter Diagnostics has received FDA 510(k) clearance for the Access 25(OH) Vitamin D Total assay. The assay is available for use on the company’s Access 2 and UniCel DxI series of immunoassay systems and provides excellent stability and convenient storage through packaging designed to prevent light-induced reagent degradation.

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Beckman Coulter Genomics integrates Clarity LIMS

January 2015—Beckman Coulter Genomics has integrated a Genologics Clarity LIMS into its Illumina HiSeq-based next-generation sequencing workflows. RNA sequencing, target capture, whole-genome sequencing, and pre-made library samples are tracked by the laboratory information management system from acquisition through quality control, library prep, and Illumina sequencing. Sample handling is provided for all workflows and chain-of-custody information is preserved.

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Expanded platforms for hemoglobin A1c test

January 2015—Beckman Coulter Diagnostics has launched its next-generation Hemoglobin A1c assay with improved performance across its chemistry systems. The assay has been standardized for use on all platforms of the company’s AU clinical chemistry systems for off-line sample preparation use and for online sample preparation use on the company’s UniCel DxC systems and is FDA 510(k) cleared for both analyzers.

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Laboratory solutions, 9/14

September 2014—Beckman Coulter Diagnostics showcased five laboratory solutions in its booth, which was themed “New Laboratory Challenges Require New Thinking”: the Power Express automation solution consolidates immunoassay, hematology, and coagulation; the DxH Connected Workcell offers labs workflow management while delivering comprehensive and accurate patient results; the latest addition of the IRIS International urinalysis portfolio; the Remisol Advance enterprise data management system; and its immunoassay diagnostic testing menu, which includes AccuTnI+3 troponin I in the cardiac panel, the Prostate Health Index (phi) as part of the men’s health panel, and a complete reproductive panel.

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Software package for data acquisition in cytometry, 7/14

July 2014—Kaluza for Gallios software for the Beckman Coulter Gallios cytometer uses data acquisition tools to increase efficiency and performance in the cell characterization and analysis workflow of core research laboratories. The software features a guided, intuitive drag-and-drop interface and facilitates creation of the right setup for accurate plot output. Visual management tools enable tracking of instrument function and experiment progress. Voltage and compensation can be quickly changed, and unlimited “undo” aids new users.

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Beckman Coulter to acquire Xitogen, 6/14

June 2014—Beckman Coulter entered into an agreement to acquire Xitogen Technologies together with Cytojene Corp. Xitogen, a flow cytometer developer based in Suzhou and Dalian, China, will provide Beckman Coulter Life Sciences with an operational base in the China market, and the facilities in Suzhou and Dalian will function as research and development and manufacturing centers.

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