Agilent IQFISH Lung Cancer Panel
Agilent Technologies has launched its IQFISH lung cancer panel for automated analysis on Dako Omnis in Europe with a CE-IVD mark. The panel comprises ALK, ROS1, RET, and MET IQFISH probes, andwas designed using oligonucleotide-based SureFISH technology with formamide-free IQFISH fast hybridization buffer. The panel allows labs to simultaneously stain IHC and FISH slides and enable multiple FISH slides to be processed in just four hours, the company said.
Great Basin Staph ID/R Blood Culture Panel
Great Basin Scientific has launched its Staph ID/R Blood Culture panel, the company's first mutliplex panel. It is a sample-to-result, automated panel that detects the mecA gene, a major drug resistance marker. The assay can distinguish coagulase-negative Staphylococci from pathogenic Staphylococci, the company said. The panel received FDA clearance earlier this year and more recently received CE-IVD marking.
Thermo Fisher Scientific KingFisher Presto Sample Purification System
Thermo Fisher Scientific has launched the Thermo Scientific KingFisher Presto sample purification system. It is designed to isolate target nucleic acids and proteins as part of an automated workflow in high-throughput laboratories, the company said. The system uses a liquid handler with a gripper or robot arm and can purify samples with volumes from 50 µL to 5 mL. It also allows users to choose between 24- and 96-head magnets high-throughput laboratories. The KingFisher Presto is accompanied by Thermo Scientific BindlT software for protocol development which allows users to create and modify their protocols and import Invitrogen and Applied Biosystems nucleic acid and protein purification kits, the company said.
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