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Tuesday, October 15th, 2013

Immunetics Introduces Updated BacTx Analyzer for Use with its BacTx Rapid Test for Bacterial Contamination of Platelets

Boston, MA — October 14, 2013 — Immunetics, Inc., a leading clinical test provider, today introduced the updated BacTx® Analyzer for use with its BacTx rapid test for bacteria in whole-blood derived and apheresis platelets. The Analyzer offers automated interpretation, tracking, and documentation — features that not only increase transfusion patient safety, but also provide seamless integration with the laboratory workplace.

The BacTx assay gives hospitals and blood banks a practical tool for assuring the safety of their platelets. The colorimetric assay can detect aerobic, anaerobic, gram-negative and gram-positive bacteria in a single test. The test is designed to enable testing closer to time of transfusion, to reduce the risk of transfusing contaminated platelets.

The updated BacTx Analyzer delivers a faster turnaround of results and a host of new automation and workflow-enhancement features. Complete assay results and analysis are delivered within 30 minutes. STAT, control, and standard assay capabilities allow for testing flexibility. Designed for simple, easy integration, the BacTx Analyzer fits seamlessly into the existing workflow of any laboratory or transfusion center.

“Today, the bacterial contamination of platelets represents a significant risk to the highly vulnerable patients that require transfusions. Existing approaches to detecting bacteria have fallen short, and the industry’s need for an effective, low-cost testing technology is greater than ever,” said John Yonkin, Chief Executive Officer of Immunetics. “Highly sensitive, specific bacterial detection, as provided by the BacTx rapid test with the BacTx Analyzer, helps improve the quality of patient care.”

Features of the updated BacTx Analyzer include:

• Easy and efficient sample preparation;

• Bar code scanning to minimize user input error and maximize efficiency;

• Random access testing that allows multiple assays to be run at different times;

• LED touch screen to simplify operation;

• Logical workflow to accelerate users’ learning curves;

• Passcode and user ID entry that adds security during testing;

• Visual confirmation on both the analyzer and touch screen for best-practice quality control (QC), tracking, and platelet management;

• Automated tracking of tests, trends, and QC;

• USB port for quick and easy download of data

• Small footprint for crowded, cramped lab space.

The BacTx system utilizes a patented, highly specific, universal bacterial detection reagent that has been shown to detect wild and cultured bacterial strains. The assay meets AABB standard 5.1.5.1.1. and can be used for quality-control testing of:

• Leukocyte-reduced apheresis platelets (LRAP) within 24 hours of transfusion, following testing with an FDA-cleared growth-based bacterial detection device.

• Pools of up to six units of leukocyte-reduced whole-blood derived platelets that are pooled within 4 hours of transfusion.

For more information on the BacTx Rapid Assay System, visit the Immunetics Website at http://immunetics.com/bactx.html or contact Immunetics at 1-617-896-9100 or toll-free at 1-800-227-4765.  Immunetics will be displaying the BacTx System at the AABB Annual Meeting and CTTXPO in Booth #527.

About Immunetics

Immunetics, Inc. offers state-of-the-art assay technology for infectious disease diagnosis and blood screening, and for more than 10 years, has been a leading innovator of tests for bacterial, viral, and parasitic diseases. The company produces and markets a range of infectious disease assay kits and instruments. The company has issued patents on its BacTx test for bacterial contamination of platelets. It has developed and markets other FDA-cleared products, including a test for Lyme disease, and is actively working on new tests for Babesiosis and Chagas disease — both of which are emerging risks to the blood supply. Immunetics is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts. The company’s mission is to deliver better cost-efficient care through more accurate diagnosis. For more information, visit the Immunetics website at http://immunetics.com.

BacTx® is a registered trademark of Immunetics, Inc.


Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

White Paper Helps Research Institutions Implement BSL-2+ Biosafety Programs in Laboratories

Needham, Mass. – September 18, 2012 – A new, free white paper assists research institutions with the challenges of implementing biosafety level (BSL) 2+ practices and procedures in laboratory facilities.

BSL-2+ is the term frequently used to describe laboratories where work with microorganisms is conducted in a BSL-2 laboratory with biosafety practices and procedures typically found at BSL-3. The biosafety level is determined by a risk assessment process. In some cases the risk assessment reveals that safety practices over and above those required at BSL-2 are needed, yet a more complex BSL-3 laboratory facility is not necessary.

The paper titled A Practical Guide to Implementing a BSL-2+ Biosafety Program in Laboratories” is based on a client survey EH&E conducted of academic, biotechnology and healthcare institutions focused on how institutions are managing implementation of BSL-2+ practices in laboratories. The survey identified three areas that are most challenging:

  • Determining what work or projects require BSL-3 practices
  • Ensuring that the researchers are properly trained in the use of BSL-3 practices in a BSL-2 laboratory
  • Ensuring that a project-specific Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) is developed

“The fact that BSL-2+ is not a recognized containment level in biosafety guidance documents makes it challenging for research institutions to determine when to use this hybrid approach and which biosafety practices to use,” says Betsy Gilman Duane, Associate Director of EH&S Compliance / Biosafety Practice Leader of EH&E. “Unlike biosafety levels-1, 2, 3, and 4, BSL-2+ is not a prescribed containment level. We’ve found that there is limited information available on this topic and developed the paper to serve as an additional resource for research institutions looking to create a BSL-2+ laboratory facility.”

The paper, A Practical Guide to Implementing a BSL-2+ Biosafety Program in Laboratories”, addresses the challenges identified in the survey and discusses the critical steps to implementing a BSL-2+ laboratory.

Download the white paper A Practical Guide to Implementing a BSL-2+ Biosafety Program in Laboratories” at http://www.eheinc.com/BSL2plus_guide.htm

Or, for more information contact EH&E directly on the web at: www.eheinc.com or by phone at 800-825-5343.

About EH&E

EH&E (www.eheinc.com) has provided an extensive range of environmental and engineering consulting services for 25 years. The EH&E team consists of more than 60 experts with an outstanding record of providing business-focused solutions for issues that affect the built environment. EH&E has a depth of knowledge and credibility unmatched in the industry.  The firm’s wealth of readily-accessible information is a powerful resource for its clients.

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Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

Advanced Instruments Introduces Delta CombiScope FTIR 600 Dairy Analyzer, Fastest and Most Accurate Dairy Analyzer on the Market at the Lowest Cost

Advanced Instruments’ subsidiary, Delta Instruments, delivers the new CombiScope FTIR 600, developed specifically for the high-speed needs of large dairy processors, dairy herd improvement laboratories, and payment laboratories.

 NORWOOD, MASSACHUSETTS, USA, February 23, 2012 – Advanced Instruments, Inc., recently introduced the Delta Instruments CombiScope™ FTIR 600 at the North American Lab Managers Association (NALMA) Workshop and QCS Advisory Meeting in Vancouver, Canada. The CombiScope 600 is the fastest and most accurate dairy analyzer on the market today for analysis of cow, goat, sheep, and buffalo milk. The system consists of two high-throughput analyzers — the LactoScope™ FTIR 600, for measuring chemical composition, and the SomaScope™ LFC 600, for counting somatic cells in raw milk, both at speeds of 600 samples per hour.

“Our vision has always been to provide dairy producers with the most innovative, cost effective, and easy-to-use instrumentation,” said Kevin Coltey, Sales and Technical Support, Advanced Instruments. “The CombiScope 600 is designed to be the most accurate and fastest analyzer available. This is an extremely powerful system that will improve laboratory profits by eliminating costs and delivering accurate results every time.”

The Delta Instruments CombiScope 600 brings exciting new features and benefits to the dairy processing and testing lab:

  • Sampling system motors have been eliminated. An electro-magnetic sampling system powers throughput without friction and wear of parts. The sampling system uses IR and acoustic sensors to monitor sample temperature, condition, and volume without touching the milk.
  • A patented interferometer, the heart of the analyzer’s spectrophotometer, is covered by a lifetime warranty. This system uses no moving parts, which ensures complete calibration transfer without the need to realign using expensive consumables. No other system offers this solution.
  • Unique, patented Direct Temperature Control of cell eradicates the effects of sample temperature variation.
  • LED light source is expected to last for the lifetime of the system and never needs gains adjustment. This is an inexpensive, maintenance-free alternative to traditional light sources.
  • Diode laser is maintenance-free and inexpensive to replace.
  • Intelligent Control System (ICS) and Intelligent Diagnostic System (IDT) monitoring of critical parameters supports the operator with a clear view of instrument performance and can automatically problem-solve most operational obstacles.
  • All current calibrations — Fat A, Fat B, protein (true and total) lactose, solids, SNF, pH, FFA, NPN-Calculated Urea, Cis/trans fatty acids, short-medium-long chain, mono and poly unsaturated, FPD, ketosis, adulterants — and all future calibrations are included with instrument, at no charge.

For more information on the Delta Instruments CombiScope FTIR 600, visit http://www.aicompanies.com/combiscope or call +1 781.320.9000.

About Advanced Instruments, Inc.

Advanced Instruments, Inc., and our subsidiaries, Delta Instruments and Mart® Microbiology, design and manufacture instrumentation for clinical, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, microbiology, and food laboratories. Our quality brands include Spiral Biotech, Fiske Associates, and D & F Control Systems. The products we make help health care providers improve their quality of care, and industrial companies enhance their quality and productivity.

Advanced Instruments products are available from a worldwide distributor network. For more information on our products and services or to find your nearest distributor, visit us at http://www.aicompanies.com or e-mail us at info@aicompanies.com.

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Friday, April 30th, 2010

Microtest Labs Provides Complete Fill and Finish Manufacturing Services for Clinical Trial Material

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AGAWAM, MASS. – May 3, 2010 – Microtest Laboratories will highlight its newly expanded fill and finish manufacturing service for all Phases of clinical trials at the BIO International Convention, booth #1944, May 3-6 in Chicago.

Microtest is a leader in providing flexible, customizable aseptic processing and fill/finish services for all pharmaceutical producers conducting Phase 1, 2, or 3 clinical trials.

“Virtual companies and smaller pharma manufacturers with no infrastructure for manufacture can partner with Microtest to provide their clinical trial material to clinics in an efficient and timely manner. Large manufacturers that don’t wish to divert high-capacity production lines will find Microtest a fast, efficient, cost-effective alternative,” said Alex Mello, Director of Project Management, Microtest. “Manufacturers of any size will discover a partner in Microtest with all the specialized knowledge, experience, and facilities they need.”

Microtest provides the flexibility for all types of pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical manufacturing. Microtest will formulate per the approved batch record, which may include mixing, agitation, heating/cooling, etc. Microtest can provide problem solving experience to any of the specifics of a manufacturer’s process. Post formulation, Microtest’s analytical capabilities allow for a full spectrum of available in-process tests to ensure that the drug product is formulated to the strict specifications set by the manufacturer. Post in-process testing, filtration occurs utilizing the manufacturer’s specified filtration system, redundant as applicable. The product is filled into the designated vial type/size specified by the manufacturer as well as stoppered and capped using the manufacturer defined container closure system. Product is filled, capped and sealed under an ISO Class 5 environmental area.

Post fill, the product undergoes full 100% manual visual inspection, which is quality-controlled post-inspection by a qualified operator by performing an AQL inspection. Product is labeled per approved labels and stored in Microtest’s fully validated material control department at a multitude of storage conditions.

“As Microtest is a leader in testing of pharmaceutical drug products, we offer the full release package on-site thereby ensuring the most expeditious release of the product,” Mello said. “The specification documents allow for maximum efficiency when the samples are taken and released to our QC laboratories – both QC Microbiology and QC Analytical. Our representatives can discuss the testing on any final drug product specification and determine the most efficient release strategy.”

Microtest fill/finish operations comply with both U.S. FDA and European EMEA guidelines. Microtest has been inspected by the U.S. FDA, U.S. DEA, and Qualified Persons (QP) for both the manufacture and release testing of final drug product.

For more information, visit Microtest at the BIO International Convention, booth #1944, May 3-6 in Chicago. Or, visit the Microtest website at: http://www.microtestlabs.com/aseptic-processing/fill-finish/ or call 1-800-631-1680. Follow Microtest Labs on Twitter @MicrotestLabs at http://twitter.com/MicrotestLabs.

About Microtest
Microtest is a leader in testing services and contract manufacturing for the medical device, pharmaceutical, and biotechnology industries. Based in Agawam, Massachusetts, U.S.A., the company’s expertise and flexible processes enhance product safety and security, accelerate time to market, and minimize supply chain disruption. For more information, visit http://www.microtestlabs.com or call 1-413-786-1680 or toll-free 1-800-631-1680.

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Public Relations contact, Boston:

Don Goncalves, dgoncalves@tizinc.com, 781-793-9380, for Tiziani Whitmyre Inc., http://www.tizinc.com/public-relations


Monday, February 22nd, 2010

Anoxomat Anaerobic System Offers Clinical Laboratories “Green” Advantages Over Gas-Bag Methods That Generate Hazardous Waste

Advanced Instruments announced that its AnoxomatTM Anaerobic System for the laboratory cultivation of bacteria provides important “green” advantages over gas-bag methods that generate large quantities of hazardous waste.

“The Anoxomat system is an ideal solution for clinical laboratories desiring ‘green’ alternatives that eliminate hazardous waste generation, handling, and cost,” said Anthony Pappas, North American Sales Manager, Advanced Instruments.

In less than 3 minutes, the Anoxomat creates anaerobic and microaerophilic environments in reusable jars with no hazardous gases or materials. By contrast, gas bags require that each consumable plastic bag be disposed of after a single use, and then processed as hazardous waste at considerable trouble and expense.

“We estimate that a lab employing gas bags can generate up to several hundred pounds of hazardous waste per year as it grows bacterial cultures,” said Pappas. “With the Anoxomat, there is no hazardous material produced and the jars can be reused for years and then recycled.”

In addition, there are significant savings in reduced gas costs. “The Anoxomat was an easier operation … on gases alone. In the first year of operation, it probably saved us around $8,000 over gas bags,” said Frank Hollis of Hackensack Medical Center in Hackensack, New Jersey.

The Anoxomat system is highly efficient and cost-effective at cultivating pathogens and attaining growth performance that equals or exceeds that of gas bags. In addition, a built-in quality assurance system tests for leaks before incubation. The system checks whether the catalyst is capable of achieving the desired conditions and warns if there is a threat of failure.

To learn more about Anoxomat’s green advantages, visit the Advanced Instruments Web site at www.aicompanies.com or call +1 800.225.1620 or +1 781.320.9000.

About Advanced Instruments, Inc.

Founded in 1955, Advanced Instruments, Inc. (www.aicompanies.com) is the world’s largest supplier of freezing-point cryoscopes and osmometers used in dairy, clinical, and pharmaceutical laboratories. The company is also a leading supplier of analytical instruments for the food and industrial microbiology markets. Based in Norwood, Massachusetts, U.S.A., the company also produces Fiske® Associates brand diagnostic instruments and operates Spiral Biotech, Inc., D & F Control Systems, Inc., Mart® Microbiology, and Delta Instruments as wholly owned subsidiaries. A worldwide network of direct sales people and independent distributors supports Advanced Instruments’ products.

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Public Relations contact, Boston: Don Goncalves, dgoncalves@tizinc.com, 781-793-9380, for Tiziani Whitmyre Inc., http://www.tizinc.com/public-relations


Tuesday, March 17th, 2009

Spiral Biotech to Introduce New Autoplate Spiral Plating System

NORWOOD, MASS. – March 17, 2009 - Spiral Biotech, an Advanced Instruments company, will introduce its new Autoplate® Spiral Plating System – which delivers faster cycle times, a touch screen display, and self-cleaning features that boost processing speed and efficiency in microbiology laboratories – at The American Society for Microbiology’s (ASM) General Meeting in May, 2009.

“The introduction of the new Autoplate represents a major advancement in spiral plating technology,” said Anthony Pappas, National Sales Manager, Advanced Instruments (http://www.aicompanies.com/).

“The new Autoplate features 50 percent faster cycle times – 30 seconds as opposed to one minute – a new Windows® CE-based touch screen display, and an expanded range of analysis that includes two new spiral plating modes. The new system also introduces a revolutionary self-cleaning feature that is very fast, very thorough, and ensures no sample-to-sample contamination.

“Altogether, the new Autoplate drives spiral plating technology a generational leap forward,” Pappas said.

The new Autoplate deposits microbial suspensions without the need for most serial dilutions, thus increasing efficiency in the microbiology laboratory. Labor and material costs associated with sample preparation and manual dilution are reduced by 75%. Moreover, by eliminating the variability inherent in manual procedures, Autoplate delivers both a higher degree of accuracy, and repeatability.

Spiral Biotech’s Autoplate technology is ideal for any laboratory that uses microbial concentration samples greater than 1,000 cfu/g or cfu/ml, or any application where counts are high and standardization and reproducibility are key.

Spiral Biotech will unveil the new Autoplate at the ASM General Meeting, May 18-20, 2009, in Philadelphia. For more information, visit the Spiral Biotech exhibit, number 133, at ASM General Meeting. Or, visit the website at www.aicompanies.com/autoplate, or call 1-800-554-1620 or 1-781-320-9000.

About Spiral Biotech, Inc.
For more than 30 years Spiral Biotech, Inc., a subsidiary of Advanced Instruments, has produced a line of automated microbiology systems for hospital laboratory and clinical laboratory applications. The company focuses on automating the pre-analytical and analytical steps involved with traditional microbial enumeration with a product line that includes colony counters, plating systems, anaerobic workstations, susceptibility test software, air samplers and sample prep tools. For more information, contact Spiral Biotech on the web at http://www.spiralbiotech.com/ or toll free at 1-800-554-1620.

About Advanced Instruments, Inc.
Founded in 1955, Advanced Instruments, Inc. (http://www.aicompanies.com/) is the world’s largest supplier of freezing-point cryoscopes and osmometers used in dairy, clinical, pharmaceutical, and biotechnology laboratories. The company is also a leading supplier of analytical instruments for the food and industrial microbiology markets. Based in Norwood, Massachusetts, USA, the privately held company also produces Fiske® Associates brand diagnostic instruments and operates Spiral Biotech, Inc., D&F Control Systems, Inc., Mart Microbiology, and Delta Instruments as wholly-owned subsidiaries. A worldwide network of direct sales people and independent distributors supports Advanced Instruments’ products.

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Public Relations contact: Tiziani Whitmyre Inc. , http://www.tizinc.com/


Tuesday, June 3rd, 2008

Microtest Labs Doubles Microbial Identification, Analytical Services

AGAWAM, MASS. – June 3, 2008 – Microtest Laboratories (http://www.microtestlabs.com/) has doubled their microbial identification and analytical services with the purchase of an additional MicroSeq® Microbial Identification System.

The MicroSeq is a state-of-the-art DNA sequence-based system that enables Microtest technicians to more quickly and accurately identify bacteria isolates that are not viable or easily identified.

“With the purchase of our second MicroSeq system, we are not only complimenting our existing unit but doubling our analytical capacity and ability to service our clients,” stated Dr. Steven Richter, Microtest President and Chief Scientific Officer. “As one of the only testing labs in the area with this technology, we are providing our customers with a significant competitive advantage.”

Using the MicroSeq system, Microtest technicians can provide precise and reliable bacteria, mycoplasma, and mold identification in a 24-hour time period. Traditional bacteria and mold identification lab tests are often less accurate, and require up to a one-week turn around time.

“In the highly competitive biotechnology industry, accuracy and speed cannot be compromised,” stated Dr. Richter. “Our ability to provide rapid identification helps our customers minimize down-time, which directly affects their bottom-line. When manufacturing is halted or a cleanroom is shut-down and awaiting test results, there is no product going out the door and that translates to an interruption in sales.”

The MicroSeq system is integrated for use across the spectrum of services that Microtest provides. Customers that will benefit most are those that utilize their analytical testing services in:

  • Contract Manufacturing
  • Pharmaceutical Testing & Validation
  • Medical Device Testing & Validation
  • Environmental Control and Testing
  • Water Validation
  • Mold Identification
  • Biologics/Virology

The MicroSeq systems are 99% reliable with repeatable results, and is especially beneficial for companies with pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturing applications. Made by the Applera Corporation, the MicroSeq Microbial Identification System is the most accurate and rapid bacterial identification system available today.

For more information about Microtest’s analytical testing and related services, visit contact the Microtest on the Web at: www.microtestlabs.com/medical-device-testing or by phone 1-800-631-1680.

About Microtest
Microtest is a leader in testing services and contract manufacturing for the medical device, pharmaceutical, and biotechnology industries. Based in Agawam, Massachusetts, USA, the company’s expertise and flexible processes enhance product safety and security, accelerate time to market, and minimize supply chain disruption. For more information, visit www.microtestlabs.com or call 1-413-786-1680 or toll-free 1-800-631-1680.

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Public Relations contact: Tiziani Whitmyre Inc.


Wednesday, May 30th, 2007

Advanced Instruments to Feature Industry Leading Diagnostic Instruments at the Canadian Laboratory Medical Congress


TORONTO — May 30, 2007 — Advanced Instruments, Inc. will feature a suite of industry leading diagnostic instruments for the laboratory at The Canadian Laboratory Medicine Congress, Joint Congress of the Canadian Association of Pathologists/Canadian Society of Clinical Chemists (CLMC), June 11-13, 2007, in booth #305 at the Westin Harbour Castle Hotel in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

“Advanced Instruments osmometers and diagnostic products deliver proven results in the laboratory, including a greater flexibility of operation and ease of use, improved control and accuracy, minimized downtime, and increased productivity,” said Ken Micciche, Director of Marketing, Advanced Instruments.

“Backed with more than 50 years experience, Advanced Instruments brings an unparalleled heritage of expertise to our development efforts,” he said.

At CLMC, Advanced Instruments will feature the following in booth #305:

  • The Advanced® Model 3320 Micro-Osmometer is the industry’s most accurate and reliable instrument for osmolality measurement. Its user selectable, optional calibration routine optimizes the linearity in the instrument’s upper range (up to 2,000 mOsm) and ensures testing accuracy and precision over the entire calibrated range. The device also features multi-language prompts, downloadable upgrades, and a simple architecture that simplifies testing and promotes maintenance-free operation.
  • The Advanced® 2020 Multi-Sample Osmometer delivers extremely accurate osmolality measurements, with on-board data management, automated sample handling, and simple, flexible-reporting options for seamless instrument operation.
  • Advanced Instruments’ Model 3320 Micro-Osmometer and 2020 Multi-Sample Osmometer are both ISO 13485:2003 registered and licensed with Health Canada.
  • The Anoxomat™ Mark II Anaerobic System is a revolutionary system for creating anaerobic or microaerophilic environments in a jar. This fast, economical, automated solution — based on the evacuation-replacement method of McIntosh and Fildes — produces microaerophilic and anaerobic atmospheres quickly, in under 3 minutes.

For more information, visit Advanced Instruments, Inc. in booth #305, June 11-13, 2007, at the CLMC in the Westin Harbour Castle Hotel in Toronto, Ontario. Or, reach Advanced Instruments on the Web at www.aicompanies.com or by phone at 1-800-554-1620 or 1-781-320-9000.

About Advanced Instruments
Founded in 1955, Advanced Instruments, Inc. is the world’s largest supplier of freezing-point osmometers used in clinical, pharmaceutical, and biotechnology laboratories. The company is also a leading supplier of analytical instruments and test kits for the food, dairy, and industrial microbiology markets. Based in Norwood, Massachusetts, USA, the company also produces Fiske® Associates brand diagnostic instruments and operates Spiral Biotech, Inc., and Delta Instruments as wholly-owned subsidiaries.

Advanced Instruments’ products are supported by a worldwide network of direct sales people and independent distributors. Reach Advanced Instruments online at www.aicompanies.com or contact customer service at 800-225-4034 or +1-781-320-9000.

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Press release contact: Tiziani Whitmyre, Inc., www.tizinc.com


Monday, December 11th, 2006

Microtest Enhances Analytical Lab Services with Addition of Advanced Microbial Identification System

AGAWAM, MASS. – December 11, 2006 – Microtest has dramatically enhanced their analytical lab services with the installation of a new, advanced technology, MicroSeqR Microbial Identification System. The MicroSeq is a state-of-the-art DNA sequence-based system that enables Microtest technicians to more quickly and accurately identify bacteria isolates that are not viable or easily identified.

Using the MicroSeq system, Microtest technicians can provide precise and reliable bacteria, mycoplasma, and mold identification in a 24-hour time period. As one of the only testing labs in the area with this technology, Microtest is providing their customers with a significant competitive advantage. Traditional bacteria and mold identification lab tests are often less accurate, and require up to a one-week turn around time.

“In the highly competitive biotechnology industry, accuracy and speed cannot be compromised,” stated Dr. Steven Richter, Microtest President. “Our new MicroSeq system enables our specialists to provide customers with consistent and rapid results that, unlike previous equipment, ensures that the issues and concerns that prompted our clients to undertake their testing are properly analyzed and resolved, thus putting their production back on track.”

“Our ability to provide rapid identification helps our customers minimize down-time, which directly affects their bottom-line. When manufacturing is halted or a cleanroom is shut-down and awaiting test results, there is no product going out the door and that translates to an interruption in sales,” said Dr. Richter.

The MicroSeq system is integrated for use across the spectrum of services that Microtest provides. Customers that will benefit most are those that utilize their analytical testing services in:

  • Contract Manufacturing
  • Pharmaceutical Testing & Validation
  • Medical Device Testing & Validation
  • Environmental Control and Testing
  • Water Validation
  • Mold Identification
  • Biologics/Virology

The new MicroSeq system is 99% reliable with repeatable results, and is especially beneficial for companies with pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturing applications. Made by the Applera Corporation, the MicroSeq Microbial Identification System is the most accurate and rapid bacterial identification system available today.For more information about Microtest’s analytical testing and related services, contact Dennis Champagne, Director of Lab Services, at 1-800-631-1680 or email dchampagne@microtestlabs.com, or visit Microtest on the Net at: www.microtestlabs.com.

About Microtest
Microtest is a leader in testing services and contract manufacturing for the medical device, pharmaceutical, and biotechnology industries. Based in Agawam, Massachusetts, USA, the company’s expertise and flexible processes enhance product safety and security, accelerate time to market, and minimize supply chain disruption. For more information, visit http://www.microtestlabs.com, or call 1-413-786-1680 or toll-free 1-800-631-1680.

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