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EKF diagnostic GmbH to Premier Novel Diagnostic Tests at Medica 2013


11/7/2013 9:19:39 AM

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Cardiff, UK – 7th November 2013 – EKF Diagnostics, the global point-of-care diagnostics business, announces it will be premiering two novel diagnostic tests at Medica 2013, 20th to 23rd November, Düsseldorf, Germany.

On Stand C70 in Hall 3, EKF will introduce an updated version of Lactate Scout+, a hand-held POC analyzer for the measurement of lactate. This third version of Lactate Scout+ features hematocrit compensation which uniquely ensures that results from the analyzer are highly accurate, particularly in subjects with high concentrations of hematocrit such as elite athletes and neonates.

A second feature of the upgraded analyzer is that Lactate Scout+ now provides the fastest results (10 seconds) from the smallest sample of capillary blood (0.2 µL) of any competing device.

The second test to be introduced by EKF at Medica is a new test kit for Soluble Tumor Necrosis Factor receptor 1 (sTNFr1). sTNFr1 identifies diabetic patients at high risk of End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD), up to 10 years in advance. Based on a standard ELISA, the test detects circulating levels of sTNFr1 in just a few hours. Early diagnosis of ESRD leads to improved patient outcomes and reduced healthcare costs. The ELISA kit, which was developed in conjunction with the Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston, USA, is also available for sale.

EKF CEO, Julian Baines commented, “20 years after the onset of overt nephropathy, approximately 20% of diabetic patients will have progressed to ESRD. Our sTNFr1 assay will lead to improvements in the way patients are managed and reduce the burden on healthcare systems. We are confident that sTNFr1 will provide a step-change in the way ESRD is detected and managed and we are in the process of identifying accredited test labs in the USA to complement our work in Europe.”

For more information on EKF Diagnostics, please visit www.ekfdiagnostics.com.

About EKF Diagnostics

www.ekfdiagnostics.com

EKF Diagnostics Holdings plc specialises in the development, production and worldwide distribution of point-of-care blood analyzers for use in the detection and management of diabetes, anemia, lactate and kidney related diseases. Its new Molecular division focuses on molecular and companion diagnostics.

Point-of-care diagnostics: EKF Diagnostics’ expertise covers the entire in vitro diagnostics chain, from fermentation and enzyme production, to liquid reagent manufacture, design and building of world-class diagnostic devices, and distribution of rapid test kits for infectious diseases and pregnancy. The EKF analyzer range is used widely in GP surgeries, pharmacies, blood banks, sports clinics, hospitals and laboratories for glucose, lactate, hemoglobin, hematocrit and HbA1c measurement.

Companion Diagnostics: In March 2013 EKF set up a new division to focus on molecular and companion diagnostics. EKF Molecular Diagnostics develops technologies for cancer gene detection. Through its acquisition of UK-based 360 Genomics and by offering innovative products with the potential to change current DNA extraction and detection practices, EKF is addressing the fast growing companion diagnostics market.

EKF Diagnostics products are sold in more than 100 countries around the globe. EKF Diagnostics’ strengths lie in its multi-national research and manufacturing facilities, teams of experienced analysts and engineers in Germany, Ireland, USA and the UK, and a board led by some of world’s foremost authorities in medical diagnostics.

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