MDxHealth AssureMDx for Bladder Cancer Liquid Biopsy Test
MDxHealth has launched its AssureMDx for Bladder Cancer liquid biopsy test in the US as a laboratory-developed test. AssureMDx is a non-invasive, urine-based test. It searches for methylation and mutation biomarkers in order to assess the risk of bladder cancer for patients diagnosed with hematuria. The test's 93 percent sensitivity and 85 percent specificity can help doctors identify patients at increased risk for bladder cancer, who may benefit from cystoscopy, the company said. Testing will be conducted at MDxHealth's CAP- and CLIA-accredited lab in Irvine, California.
LGC High-Throughput Liquid Handling for PCR
LGC has launched the Meridian2 liquid dispensing system, a non-contact, on-the-fly dispenser suited to a wide range of dispensing applications, including reagents for genotyping and standard PCR. The Meridian2 features two plate positions for enhanced efficiency, integrated barcode reading, and automated assay mixing. It integrates into laboratories with existing SNPline automation or other Meridian instruments. The platform accurately dispenses 1-μL volumes into a 1,536-well plates in less than 45 seconds, with a CV of less than 5 percent, and the vacuum-based aspiration system allows multi-plate dispense for increased efficiency.
Li-Cor Biosciences D-DiGit Gel Scanner
Li-Cor Biosciences has launched the LED-based D-DiGit Gel Scanner, designed to help researchers eliminate the risk of ethidium bromide exposure and workspace contamination from their nucleic acid gel analysis experiments. The new system enables safe and convenient detection of DNA and RNA samples stained with fluorescent safe stains, like SYBR Safe, which are sensitive and environmentally friendly alternatives to ethidium bromide. Added either during gel preparation, or as a post-electrophoresis stain, safe stains eliminate the need for hazardous disposal and hassles associated with ethidium bromide. The D-DiGit improves protocol efficiency by consolidating nucleic acid analysis on a single system dedicated to high-sensitivity gel imaging. The scanner provides a large scan area to visualize most medium and larger format gels. Nucleic acid band extraction and imaging can be performed directly on the scan surface, the company said.
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