Ghent, Belgium – September 18, 2012 - Trinean NV today announced to be included
in the ISBER Biorepository Proficiency Testing Program 2012. The ISBER PT program is
designed for biospecimen repositories to assess the accuracy of their quality control
assays, including their DNA quantification methods. The recently launched proficiency
testing program dedicated a specific category for the quantification and purity testing of
DNA with Trinean’s spectrophotometer and cDrop™ analytical software.
“This decision of ISBER confirms that the combination of our spectrophotometer with our
cDrop analytical software is a valuable alternative to the traditional methods for
quantifying DNA, RNA or protein”, commented Tony Montoye, Head of Marketing. “Our
innovative approach using the cDrop™ spectral analysis software is becoming a reference
QC method in these institutes and as of this year the ISBER PT program allows them to
validate it in a controlled way.”
The ISBER inter-laboratory testing schemes aim to compare results obtained throughout
laboratories around the world. The proficiency testing program provides guidance to
biorepositories and is a necessary quality assurance tool for their accreditation
Trinean is a Belgium based instrumentation company, bringing micro-volume molecular
spectroscopy to the next level by combining best in class analytical software with a highly
standardized read-out platform.
Founded in 2006 as a spin-out of the University of Ghent, Belgium And Imec Leuven,
Belgium, the company developed a high throughput spectrophotometer, the
DropSense96®, with unprecedented capabilities, using microfluidic chips for standardized
sample analysis (the DropPlate-S and DropPlate-D+ for single and dual read-outs). The
Trinean platform is complemented with a software toolbox (including DropControl,
DropQuant, cDrop™) for improved data interpretation and lab-automation.
Entering the market end of 2009, the DropSense96® is currently employed globally at
over 100 sites.
For more information about Trinean, visit www.trinean.com
ir. Philippe Stas
Chief Executive Officer
Dulle Grietlaan 17/3
B-9050 Gent – Belgium