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BioVendor Benefits From Using Scienion AG's Integrated Product Portfolio for Developing and Producing Immunoassays


7/8/2013 9:19:53 AM

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08 Jul 2013 -- SCIENION AG and BioVendor Laboratorni medicina a.s. today announced that BioVendor is using SCIENION’s complementary product portfolio for the production and detection of immunoassays.

Czech Republic Brno-based BioVendor Laboratorni medicina a.s. produces and distributes medical equipment and medical research products for international markets. In its Research & Diagnostics Products division, BioVendor focuses on developing and manufacturing in vitro diagnostic and research-use only immunoassays, antibodies and recombinant proteins. The company has begun developing its immunoassays using SCIENION’s integrated product portfolio including consumables such as sciPLEXPLATES, the sciFLEXARRAYER dispenser configured with both sciPICO and the new sciDROP NANO option, as well as the sciREADER CL for detection of assay results.

Dr. Viktor Ružicka, CEO of BioVendor Laboratorni medicina a.s., comments: “Miniaturization and automation are key to our immunoassay production and the sciFLEXARRAYER has proven itself to be a state-of-the-art instrument for precise low volume liquid handling. We use it for developing new multiplex tests in microtiter plates to offer our customers cost-effective tools for parallel analytics. First application examples are multiplex IVD tests for the detection of borrelia infections as borreliosis can become a severe disease if not diagnosed early.”

Ružicka also mentions another reason for choosing SCIENION technology: “We are spotting sensitive biological materials such as antigens and antibodies. Temperature is one of the factors that can have an impact of the functionality of these molecules. For us it is an important benefit of the sciFLEXARRAYER that the spotting head does not produce heat – especially as we manufacture tests in large quantities. Furthermore, SCIENION offers a cooling unit for source plates and targets.” And finally he appreciates that SCIENION provides complete solutions for the automated production and detection of immunoassays because this facilitates work flow and enables advanced performance as products optimally complement each other.

Dr. Holger Eickhoff, CEO of SCIENION AG, states: “BioVendor has become a leading manufacturer of immunoassays for a wide range of applications. The company is known for many innovative products that are unique to the market. We are very pleased that BioVendor has selected SCIENION equipment for assay development and production. From the very start of our collaboration, BioVendor utilizes almost the complete range of our integrated product portfolio. I am confident that this decision will pay off for the company.”

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