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Decision of the European Patent Office on Copan’s Patent EP 1 608 268 B1

On June 3rd, 2015, in the oral hearing before the Board of Appeals of the European Patent Office (EPO), the EPO has issued its final decision regarding Copan’s European Patent EP 1 608 268 B1 (“EP’268”). The Board of Appeals of the EPO confirmed that Copan’s EP’268 is only valid in a scope which is substantially narrower than the claim set as originally granted.

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Puritan Medical Products Launches New Liquid and Agar Gel Collection Line: Opti-Tranz

Puritan Medical Products, North America’s largest manufacturer of swabs and specimen collection devices, is pleased to announce Opti-Tranz™ and Opti-Tranz™ Plus, a brand new line of traditional liquid and agar gel collection and transport systems for bacteriological applications.

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Puritan Solidifies Its Position in Flocked Swab Technology with Two New US Patents

Puritan Medical Products Co. LLC, an American manufacturer of single¬-use medical, diagnostic, forensic and critical environment products for the global market, was awarded two U.S. patents for their HydraFlock® and PurFlock Ultra® swabs, issued March 1 and 8, respectively.

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Spectrum Diagnostics

New comer from Africa with outstanding technology of clinical chemistry ready to use single liquid reagents with powerful stand alone portable analyzers for A1c , HB, Bilirubin in babies , as well as a full lab solution station establishing 2003 with trustworthy R&D Effort Egyptian Company for Biotechnology with the brand name "Spectrum Diagnostics" is specialized in development, manufacturing and marketing top quality IVD Spectrum develops and manufactures high quality in vitro diagnostic reagents.

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Sekisui Diagnostics, LLC Enters Strategic Partnership with Qualigen Inc.

Sekisui Diagnostics becomes exclusive commercial partner for the Qualigen FastPack® IP System in the U.S. and international markets. Sekisui Diagnostics to expand point of care testing portfolio with the FastPack® IP System from Qualigen Inc. Qualigen expands their commercial reach through relationship with Sekisui Diagnostics

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Fast Liquid Transfer Down to Picoliter Levels with Tecan’s D300e

Tecan has introduced the D300e Digital Dispenser* for applications that need faster, reliable dispensing down to picoliter volumes. This innovative, simple-to-use device is ideal for the creation of assay plates, and can cut set-up times from hours or days to just minutes. Users can choose between dispensing aqueous solutions in combination with a surfactant – for the investigation of proteins, antibodies, enzymes and nucleic acids – and DMSO, for small molecule studies, offering greater flexibility for life sciences workflows.

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Empower Your Research with Tecan’s Spark® 20M Multimode Reader

Tecan has launched the Spark® 20M multimode microplate reader*, offering tailor-made solutions to suit virtually any drug discovery or advanced life science research application. This freely configurable system gives researchers access to new techniques and features intended to enhance and streamline biochemical and cell-based workflows. At the heart of the instrument are Spark’s unique Fusion Optics and a powerful, high frequency xenon flash lamp, which can be combined with your choice of high performance detection modules to ensure a perfect match for your workflow. Options include an enhanced fluorescence module designed to improve sensitivity and increase the speed of high throughput screening, and the newly developed Te-Cool™ cooling module that uniquely allows the measurement chamber temperature to be set below the ambient room temperature for more accurate and reliable results.

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Empower Your Research with Tecan’s Spark® 20M Multimode Reader

Tecan has launched the Spark® 20M multimode microplate reader*, offering tailor-made solutions to suit virtually any drug discovery or advanced life science research application. This freely configurable system gives researchers access to new techniques and features intended to enhance and streamline biochemical and cell-based workflows. At the heart of the instrument are Spark’s unique Fusion Optics and a powerful, high frequency xenon flash lamp, which can be combined with your choice of high performance detection modules to ensure a perfect match for your workflow. Options include an enhanced fluorescence module designed to improve sensitivity and increase the speed of high throughput screening, and the newly developed Te-Cool™ cooling module that uniquely allows the measurement chamber temperature to be set below the ambient room temperature for more accurate and reliable results.

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sTecan Simplifies Large Molecule Bioanalysis

Tecan has launched a fully automated affinity purification solution for the extraction of large biomolecules, such as proteins, antibodies and antibody-drug conjugates. This set-up takes advantage of the new Thermo Scientific™ MSIA™ Streptavidin EVO microcolumns, which have been specifically designed for use on Tecan’s proven Freedom EVO® platform. In combination with the Freedom EVO workstation, this solution is ideal for high throughput applications in biopharmaceutical development, clinical research and anti-doping laboratories.

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Essential QC tools for GLP/GMP environments (20160526) Männedorf, Switzerland, April 28, 2016

Tecan has unveiled a novel solution to help laboratories meet the stringent requirements of regulatory authorities such as the FDA and the EMEA. The new MultiCheck™ QC package for Spark® 10M and Spark 20M multimode readers comprises a reusable QC plate and accompanying data analysis software, and is designed to aid laboratories striving to fulfill increasingly strict regulatory demands including GLP, GMP, ISO 9001, ISO 13485 or Title 21 CFR Part 11.

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Ultra-Miniature 2-Port Solenoid Valve

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The Lee Company continues to redefine miniature fluidics with the introduction of an even more compact High Density Interface (HDI) solenoid valve. Now available in magnetically latched and non-latched designs, this 2-port normally closed valve is exceptionally small in size, light weight, and offers consistent performance throughout its life. Both designs are offered in plug-in and face mount styles. In today's culture, the persistent demand for reliable and innovative products compels companies to integrate new and more advanced technology into smaller packages. Our ultra miniature 2-port normally closed solenoid valve offers similar performance characteristics to our traditional 3-port HDI design, but in a smaller package. Booth #2943

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LPD Precision Dispense Pump Designed for Flexibility and Cost Savings

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After 20 years of experience designing and manufacturing dispense pumps for in vitro diagnostics and scientific instrument applications, The Lee Company is pleased to offer its most cost effective design yet. The new LPD Series variable displacement pump meets the demands of modern day applications: consistent performance and significant cost savings in a compact lightweight package. Designed to be completely maintenance free, this miniature, chemically inert pump is readily available in 50 and 250 microliter full dispense volumes. Standard performance models meet the demands of most applications, while high performance models are available for the most demanding applications. The LPD Series Pump can be customized for a variety of performance characteristics, feedback options and port head materials. Contact your local Lee Sales Engineer today for additional information.

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Web Industries Opens New Lateral Flow Immunoassay (LFI) Manufacturing Facility

Web Industries, Inc., innovative provider of precision contract manufacturing and converting services, is proud to announce the opening of the company’s first lateral flow immunoassay (LFI) production facility. Co-located within the company’s existing Web Boston location, the Lateral Flow Diagnostics Center of Excellence will provide companies marketing LFI tests with a one-stop outsource manufacturing solution that offers a reliable path from small-scale test development to high-volume commercialization of new LFI devices. The 6,500 square foot environmentally-controlled facility was purpose-built for automated reel-to-reel medical device production and features an in-house biochemistry lab, reagent deposition, LFI strip manufacturing, device assembly, and packaging stations.

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Announcement: GMP Compliant Facilities and Registration with U.S. FDA

Abingdon Health announces the registration of its manufacturing facilities as GMP compliant, with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), for the design, development and manufacture of lateral flow devices, and device readers for in vitro diagnostic medical use.

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FDA Registration and CE Marking of New Lateral Flow Immunoassay Reader, ADxLR5®

Abingdon Health are pleased to announce the CE marking and FDA registration of their newly available immunoassay reader – ADxLR5® as a Class 1 Medical Device. The ADxLR5® lateral flow device reader has been developed as a next generation technology designed to offer the user the most up to date features required for rapid testing, including a touch screen user interface, barcode sample identification ,stored calibration curve processing and wifi or wired connectivity.

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Make Inspections Productive and Efficient: TELCOR Releases Innovative eLearning Interface

TELCOR, the leading vendor truly focused on point of care testing (POCT) middleware innovations, has introduced the first interface that seamlessly updates operator demographic information and competency completion information directly from a facility’s LMS/HRIS to its POCT middleware solution.

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Sebia and Abingdon Health Sign Exclusive Global Distribution Agreement

Sebia, the world leader in medical diagnostics by electrophoresis, and Abingdon Health, an in-vitro diagnostic group, today announce that they have entered into a multi-year, exclusive, global distribution agreement. The deal allows Sebia to add Abingdon Health’s Seralite®– FLC Dual Kappa and Lambda serum lateral flow immunoassay to its worldwide offering. The financial terms of the agreement have not been disclosed.

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TGA Regulatory Approval of Seralite®– FLC in Australia

Abingdon Health Ltd, is pleased to announce that it has gained regulatory approval by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) in Australia for Seralite®– FLC.

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Abingdon Health Announces The Appointment Of JoyingBio As A Distributor Of PCRD In China

Abingdon Health Ltd is pleased to announce the appointment of JoyingBio (Hangzhou Jiuyang Biotechnology Co., Ltd.) as distributor in China for PCRD nucleic acid lateral flow immunoassays (NALFIA).

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Export Award Winner Attending AACC

BBI Solutions (BBI), recent winners of the Made in the UK Export Award, will be attending the AACC Clinical Lab Expo in Philadelphia next month.