ost-analytical automation for preparation of blood specimens before and after analysis, and specialty diagnostic tests based on patented biomarkers for sepsis, cardiovascular and pulmonary diseases, as well as intensive care treatments and prenatal screening. ImmunoDiagnostics The company’s immunodiagnostics offerings include developing, manufacturing and marketing complete blood-test systems to support the clinical diagnosis and monitoring of allergy, asthma and autoimmune diseases. Unlike skin prick tests, the company’s in vitro allergy diagnostic tests utilize flexible systems, which provide for allergy diagnoses on low and high-throughput automation. In addition, the company could offer antibody tests for approximately 20 indications to help diagnose autoimmune diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis, celiac disease, lupus and scleroderma. These allergy and autoimmunity product lines operate on a common instrument platform, which supports both productivity and cost efficiencies in clinical laboratories worldwide. The company’s products include ImmunoCAP for allergy and asthma tests and EliA for autoimmunity tests. Microbiology The company’s microbiology offerings include dehydrated and prepared culture media, collection and transport systems, instrumentation and consumables to detect pathogens in blood, diagnostic and rapid direct specimen tests, quality-control products and associated products for the microbiology laboratory. The company’s products help customers worldwide to diagnose infectious disease; determine appropriate antimicrobial therapy; implement effective infection control programs; and detect microbial contamination of their products or manufacturing facilities. Within the food and pharmaceutical industries, the company’s products are used to assure the safety and quality of consumer products by monitoring production environments; raw materials and end products for bacterial contamination; and animal health in the dairy industry. Anatomical Pathology The company’s anatomical pathology offerings include a portfolio of products primarily for cancer diagnosis and medical research in histology, cytology and hematology applications. These products include a range of instruments, consumables and reagents for specimen collection and transport, tissue preparation, staining and immunohistochemistry assays and controls. Reagent and consumable products include sample collection and preservation products used to ensure specimen integrity; tissue cassettes and reagents necessary for same-day specimen processing; blades and paraffin used to section tissue; and a range of leading stains. Also included are a line of immunohistochemistry antibodies, detection systems, ancillaries and controls. The company also provides a range of anatomical pathology instruments, including cassette and slide labeling systems, which enable on-demand slide and cassette printing; tissue processors for same-day tissue-processing; embedding stations, microtomes and cryostats used to section tissue; and automated staining and cover slip systems used for primary and immunohistochemistry staining. In cytology, the company offers low-speed centrifugation technology coupled with patented EZ cytofunnels to deposit a thin layer of cells onto a microscope slide to ensure cell capture and preservation of cell morphology. The company manufactures flat-sheet glass to produce medical disposable products, such as microscope slides, plates, cover glass, and microarray substrates serving the medical, diagnostics, and scientific communities. The company also offers specialized hydrophobic, adhesive, and fluorescent slides through proprietary coating techniques. Transplant Diagnostics The company’s transplant diagnostics products include human leukocyte antigen (HLA) typing and testing for the organ transplant market. The company’s diagnostic tests are used by transplant centers for tissue typing, primarily to determine the compatibility of donors and recipients pre-transplant, and to detect the presence of antibodies post-transplant that can lead to transplant rejection. These transplant diagnostic tests are used across the tran
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81 Wyman Street
Waltham, MA 02451
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