BD Diagnostics announced it received FDA clearance to market the BD MAX Cdiff Assay in the United States. The assay is performed on the fully-automated BD MAX System and is designed to rapidly and accurately detect the toxin B gene (tcdB), which has been shown to be essential to cause disease, in patients suspected of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI).LISTED UNDER: Other Immunoassays
Porvair Sciences has announced the addition of the novel Chromatrap chromatin immunoprecipitation (ChIP) assay range to its portfolio of products for epigenetics. Developed in conjunction with Department of Life Sciences at University of Swansea, UK, Chromatrap uses a solid phase porous polymer functionalized with protein A, allowing the chromatin capture to be more efficient than bead based methods.LISTED UNDER: Other Immunoassays | Immunochemicals
Olink launched Proseek Multiplex—a new generation of multiplexed protein biomarker immunoassays based on its proprietary Proximity Extension Assay (PEA) platform. With this introduction, biomarker researchers can quantify 92 proteins in a one microliter sample without compromising data quality or performance.LISTED UNDER: Biochemicals | Other Immunoassays | Immunochemicals
Vector Laboratories announced a new addition to the Vector M.O.M. (Mouse-on-Mouse) family of detection reagents. This latest new product is the Vector M.O.M ImmPRESS Peroxidase Polymer Kit. It allows the use of mouse primary antibodies on mouse tissue without background staining, by using a sensitive, one-step, non-biotin M.O.M. ImmPRESS Polymer Reagent.
Rockland Immunochemicals released Host Cell Protein (HCP) antibodies that detect high, medium and low molecular weight proteins. Host Cell Proteins are process-related impurities derived from a host cell expression system that may be present in trace amounts in a final drug substance.
Vector Laboratories offers the ImmPRESS Polymer Detection reagents with alkaline phosphatase as the enzyme detection system. Available as Anti-Mouse and Anti-Rabbit ImmPRESS-AP Alkaline Phosphatase Polymer Reagents, these products are designed to detect primary antibodies made in rabbit and mouse in immunohistochemical staining.
AbD Serotec launched bovine and ovine Dendritic Cell Growth Kits and a complementary panel of antibodies for dendritic cell phenotyping. The Dendritic Cell Growth Kits have been developed to improve dendritic cell (DC) generation, by enabling researchers to develop a method for consistent cell generation, and to save time with pre-validated, optimized species-specific reagents.
GE Healthcare and BAC BV announced that, following a successful collaboration between the two companies, GE Healthcare Life Sciences has added a new and innovative affinity resin to its portfolio of technologies for the purification of antibody-based fragments.
Sigma Life Science launched the Panorama Neurobiology Antibody Array for fast protein expression analysis of hundreds of signaling targets that are indicative of neuronal health and development.
Pro-Lab Diagnostics launched an immunoassay for rapid and accurate screening of patients with suspected Clostridium difficile infection. The Prolisa C. difficile GDH (glutamate dehydrogenase) EIA achieves excellent sensitivity and specificity thanks to a mouse monoclonal GDH antibody, and offers a high negative predictive value to quickly and easily rule out C. difficile infection.
LI-COR Biosciences adds to its IRDye antibody product line with new IRDye-conjugated goat, anti-mouse IgG subclass-specific secondary antibodies.
GE Healthcare has introduced Amersham ECL Prime, a highly sensitive reagent characterized by stable signal emission up to three hours after addition of the reagent, allowing for the possibility of repeated exposures and making it easier to process several blots in the same experimental run.
G-Biosciences’ Pearl IgG Purification Kit allows for the one step purification of IgG antibodies from serum. The kit is supplied with Pearl IgG Purification Resin that binds non-IgG proteins (i.e. albumin) and allows the desired IgG molecules to pass through to a physiological buffer.
Seegene announced the availability of Magicplex Sepsis, a new multi-pathogen screening test capable of quick and accurate identification of more than 90 leading sepsis-causing pathogens. Magicplex Sepsis provides a novel and fast-acting diagnostic technique for hospitals to simultaneously verify a complex range of targets that indicate sepsis.
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