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AcroMetrix to Develop QC Standards for Beckman Coulter's Mol Dx Platform

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) - AcroMetrix, a developer of quality control materials, said today that it will supply molecular quality control standards for 10 molecular targets that will be used in the development of Beckman Coulter's UniCel DxN instrument.
 
The UniCel DxN is a next-generation molecular diagnostics platform that Beckman Coulter plans to launch in 2010.
 
AcroMetrix said that its products help developers of molecular diagnostics establish and monitor assay performance and detect systematic errors.
 
Company officials have said that the initial menu for the DxN is expected to include sexually transmitted disease tests; nosocomial infection tests, including methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus; a compromised immunity test, such as HIV viral load and cytomegalovirus; and urgent microbiology for spinal fluid analysis.

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