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Sony DADC BioSciences and FIANOSTICS GmbH Announce Collaboration in Development of a Novel Assay Platform

In course of the Basel Life Science Week 2015 Sony DADC BioSciences and FIANOSTICS GmbH announced a collaboration on highly sensitive and rapid fluorescence immunoassays using a novel polymer/metal hybrid for the use in metal-enhanced fluorescence (MEF). Sony DADC uses its well established manufacturing processes derived from Blu-ray disc production.

IDEXX Breakthrough Kidney Function Test SDMA Added to IRIS Staging Guidelines

IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. (NASDAQ: IDXX) today announced that the International Renal Interest Society (IRIS) has now added symmetric dimethylarginine (SDMA) to their chronic kidney disease (CKD) staging guidelines. Since the SDMA test became commercially available from IDEXX in July, more than 12,000 clinics have submitted over one million blood samples to IDEXX Reference Laboratories for SDMA testing. Results from these tests show that SDMA has helped veterinarians detect early-stage kidney disease in more than 90,000 cats and dogs when their creatinine values were still normal. The SDMA test is now automatically included in all routine chemistry panels from IDEXX Reference Laboratories at no additional cost and is transforming how veterinarians detect and manage chronic kidney disease in cats and dogs.

QIAGEN Launches New Bioinformatics Solution for Hereditary Diseases

QIAGEN N.V. (NASDAQ: QGEN; Frankfurt Prime Standard: QIA) today announced the launch of a new QIAGEN hereditary disease solution for research labs to accelerate solve rates in diagnostic odyssey cases, while freeing up time and resources by enabling researchers to directly focus on the right causal candidates. The offering includes QIAGEN’s Biomedical Genomics Workbench, Biomedical Genomics Server Solution, Ingenuity® Variant Analysis™, and HGMD® Human Gene Mutation Database. The new end-to-end solution is rolling out this week at the American Society for Human Genetics (ASHG) Annual Meeting in Baltimore.

BC Platforms Launches Personalized Precision Medicine Initiative With the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

BC Platforms, a world leader in genomic data management solutions, today announced that the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus will use the company’s world-leading, comprehensive data management program to support the launch of the university’s new personalized medicine initiative aiming at translating community genomics into individual well-being.

Luminex Corporation Receives FDA Clearance for ARIES System and ARIES HSV 1&2 Assay

Luminex Corporation (NASDAQ: LMNX) today announced that it has received FDA clearance for the company’s ARIES® System and ARIES® HSV 1&2 Assay.

ARIES® is a sample to answer system designed to increase laboratory efficiency, ensure result accuracy, and fit seamlessly into today’s lean laboratory environment. ARIES® uses internal barcode scanning and other advanced features to minimize operator errors. Two independent modules each support from one to six cassettes, allowing for both STAT and Batch testing IVD and MultiCode® Analyte Specific Reagents can be run simultaneously with a common Universal Assay Protocol. An integrated touchscreen PC eliminates the need for a separate computer, stand-alone keyboard, and mouse; thus maximizing valuable bench space.