9 October 2015:
NeoSITE® Cervical FISH Panel
We are pleased to introduce the NeoSITE® Cervical FISH Panel to aid diagnosis, classification, and monitoring progression and regression of cervical lesions including ASCUS, LSIL, HSIL, and CIN. Global and tech-only testing is now available.
The NeoSITE® Cervical FISH Panel, performed on ThinPrep® cytology samples, serves as an adjunct to cytology and HPV nucleic acid analysis. The Panel determines copy numbers of five genomic loci that show non-random gains in pre-cancerous and cancerous cervical lesions. These gains have been associated with progression of cervical cancer. Circumstances in which FISH testing may be considered include:
- Ambiguous cytology on Pap smear (e.g. ASCUS, LSIL, HSIL)
- Discordant cytology and HPV status
- To differentiate high-risk vs. low-risk LSIL
- Decision-making for colposcopy vs. monitoring and repeat Pap
- Monitoring pre-cancerous lesions
- Any clinical scenario calling for an additional prognostic indicator
This is the only five-probe assay commercially available to evaluate chromosomal imbalances in cervical cancer. In validation studies, this test demonstrated genomic instability in 98% of HSIL/HPV-positive lesions. Testing should be coordinated with HPV genetic analysis and cytology. Check out our other Women's Health Molecular Tests.
A recorded presentation entitled NeoSITE® Cervical FISH Panel is available for viewing at your convenience through our NeoUNIVERSITY™ Training Website (free registration required). This webinar is about 15 minutes in length and includes orientation to the probes, signal patterns, and interpretation of results.
A printable test summary is available here.
Please Contact Us with any questions or comments. We'd love to hear from you!
25 September 2015: Visabl, the diagnostics search engine, is happy to announce the addition of a new search option to the ever-expanding Visabl database: Special Stains!
Special Stains are an essential tool for medical professionals. Not only can special stains help medical professionals visualize tissue morphology but can also be used in primary disease diagnosis.
Visabl, the diagnostic search engine has added a portfolio of special stains ranging from Alcian Blue to Warthin Starry. The addition of special stains to Visabl.com will help histotechnicians, pathologists and researchers navigate the wide portfolio of special stains available in the marketplace.
Our Special Stains are available courtesy of our partner companies Biosensis and Diagnostic Biosystems. Both companies will also have a diverse range of antibodies available on Visabl.com.
Browsing the Visabl Special Stain inventory is easy! Simply select Special Stain from the "Product Type" category and see a list of special stains available.
For more information, please click here.
11 September 2015: Biocare Medical is proud to announce the availability of CK HMW + p63 + AMACR (RM) as an IVD double-stain for Multiplex IHC™. This patented antibody cocktail may be useful in the evaluation of normal prostate glands, prostatic intraepithelial neoplasia (PIN) and prostatic adenocarcinoma (1,2).
Previously, this product was available as an RUO with CK 5/14, p63 and P504S. This updated version has replaced the P504S rabbit polyclonal antibody with AMACR, the equivalent rabbit monoclonal antibody, which will reduce lot-to-lot variability and non-specific background. CK 5/14 has been replaced with high molecular weight cytokeratin clone 34 βE12, which is directed to CK1, 5, 10, 14, and specifically stains basal cells in prostate specimens. This updated mixture of antibodies was selected to provide specific and sensitive staining of PIN, prostate adenocarcinoma and normal prostate glands.
The introduction of this as an IVD (in vitro diagnostic) product will now allow clinical laboratories to utilize this double stain without the additional validation and disclaimer needed to previously run this double stain as a LDT (lab developed test). An IVD label also provides reasonable assurance of the product’s safety and effectiveness.
For more information please visit http://biocare.net/news/.
8 September 2015: Leica Biosystems announces the release of the HistoCore Arcadia, a modular embedding system designed to streamline workflow in histopathology laboratories. The independent Arcadia modules offer users the flexibility to organize the embedding workflow to their liking.
HistoCore Arcadia is a combination of the paraffin dispensing module Arcadia H and the cold plate Arcadia C. Simple operation and precise control help improve the quality, reliability and speed of embedding work. The new station is designed with the user in mind and incorporates comfortable wrist-pads that increase comfort and stability, an optional magnifier to facilitate specimen orientation of small and complex biopsies and an LCD touchscreen for increased control.
For more information please visit LeicaBiosystems.com.
4 September 2015: Bio SB is pleased to announce new Mouse/Rabbit PolyDetector Micropolymer IHC Systems.
The Bio SB PolyDetector Systems are highly sensitive micro-polymeric detection systems that allow for the demonstration of antigens in formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded tissues, cryostat sections, blood smears, cytosmears and cell preparations. The Bio SB PolyDetector was developed with proprietary tandem hyperlabelling micro-polymer technology used to directly label immunoglobulins with enzymes. This ensures consistent and reproducible immunostaining for all types of nuclear, cytoplasmic and membranous antigens, in different types of tissues.
- Anti-mouse and rabbit Fab' micro-polymer detection technology allows for better cell penetration to deliver a highly specific and sensitive signal.
- Universal Ready-to-use formulation detects mouse or rabbit antibodies.
- Short incubation times for each polymer.
- Optimized for use with Bio SB Tinto Prediluted antibodies.
- Kits available in mouse/rabbit configurations
For more information call 805-692-2768, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our NEW website http://www.biosb.com.
17 August 2015:
Recombinant Proteins Now Available on Visabl
We are happy to announce that Visabl now has a robust list of recombinant proteins now searchable on the Visabl.com database!
Our recombinant protein product portfolio, courtesy of our partner company ACROBiosystems, will allow Visabl users to browse a diverse selection of recombinant proteins across mutiple categories.
Click here for more information.
22 July 2015:
The World's First and Only
ARUP's Sort-to-Light System Illuminates Efficiencies
Aside from the "Wow" factor in seeing a "rainbow" light up in a medical lab, ARUP's Laboratories newest generation of the Sort-to-Light system (S2L) further ensures efficiency and reliability as some 200,000 manually delivered specimens enter and exit through its colorful doors each month. This accounts for 15-18 percent of ARUP's monthly volume of non-track specimens.
It is the world's first and only medical laboratory S2L system, built to decrease compromised and lost specimens. It allows for double the capacity with an increase in number of operators and total sort groups.
For more information, please click here.
15 June 2015: Ventana Medical Systems, Inc. (Ventana), a member of the Roche Group, announces approval of the VENTANA ALK (D5F3) CDx Assay by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as a companion diagnostic to aid in the identification of patients for Pfizer's FDA approved targeted therapy, XALKORI® (crizotinib). The VENTANA ALK Assay was approved as a CE-IVD in Europe in 2012 and was approved by the Chinese Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) in 2013. With this US FDA Class III approval, ALK IHC testing is now widely accessible on VENTANA BenchMark1 immunohistochemistry (IHC) instruments globally, can be easily integrated into standard lab workflow and offers fast test results with a binary, straightforward scoring method.
Positive case of lung tissue stained for ALK with VENTANA ALK (D5F3)
Negative case of lung tissue stained for ALK with VENTANA ALK (D5F3)
For more information visit www.ventana.com.
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