GLOSTRUP, DENMARK--(Marketwire - February 16, 2012) -
The following press release contains a correction and replaces the original
press release, issued on February 8, 2012.
Dako, a global leader in tissue-based cancer diagnostics, now introduces a
unique solution and process that seamlessly integrates and automates the
staining process with optimized Special Stains protocols. Pathologists
experience multiple benefits from this advanced technology which
drying and deparaffinization of the tissue samples to provide high quality
slides with minimal hands-on time. New Artisan™Link Pro and the
Artisan™Clearing Solution are now available worldwide.
"The new Artisan™ Link Pro is fast, user-friendly and offers excellent
staining quality, while at the same time being cost effective. The stains
simply fabulous to look at," says Dr. Paolo Dei Tos, Director of the
of Oncology and Anatomic Pathology from the General Hospital in Treviso,
Laboratories worldwide doing Special Stains in a routine setting will
from the accelerated productivity. Three new Special Stains and five new
counterstains have been added to the most comprehensive selection of
Stains available in the market today.
"The new Jenner Wright Giemsa for bone marrow is best in class, very good
differentiating. We are going to adapt this new staining protocol in our
when available. It is simply a perfect quality," says Professor Hermann
Director of the Vivantes Pathology Department in Berlin, Germany.
Workflow studies performed at several sites showed a 90% reduction in
time when running the new Artisan™ Clearing Solution compared to the
protocols being performed manually.
"The improvements to the system - like the touch screen interface and the
Artisan Clearing Solution are simply a plus. It saves us one hour per run
daily routine," says Lilian Antonio, Presbyterian Cornell Medical Center,
Dako sets high standards for Special Stains related to safety. The new
Artisan™ Clearing Solution is non-toxic, and combined with waste
on the Artisan™ Link Pro instrument and the possibility to connect to
ventilation systems, it provides a safer and healthier work environment for
Artisan™ Link Pro and the Artisan™ Clearing Solution are truly the
generation offering within Special Stains. With this new offering Dako
Special Stains workflow significantly while maintaining the high level of
reproducibility and the robustness and quality that characterizes the
Artisan™ Link system.
"When every hour matters, the new Artisan™ Link Pro offers true walk-
automation from drying through counterstaining, without compromising the
well-known quality of the Dako Artisan(TM )Link instrument," says Lars
Holmkvist, CEO of Dako.
Artisan™ Link Pro and Artisan™ Clearing Solution together with the
stains are all CE marked.
Dako, based in Denmark, is a global leader in tissue-based cancer
Hospital and research laboratories worldwide use Dako's know-how, reagents,
instruments and software to make accurate diagnoses and determine the most
effective treatment for patients suffering from cancer. Employing more than
1000 people and being present in more than 80 countries, Dako covers
all of the anatomic pathology markets globally. Dako is owned by a private
equity fund EQT V.www.dako.com
NOTATION: The following news release contains a correction from the
release, issued on February 8, 2012.The final paragraph in the press
has been changed to: "Artisan™ Link Pro and Artisan™ Clearing
together with the new stains are all CE marked". In the original press
Artisan™ Link Pro and Artisan™ Clearing Solution were mentioned to be
approved. This is not correct. Artisan™ Link Pro and Artisan™
Solution are classified as Medical Devices, FDA, Class I, which is
with General Controls - a self declaring process. This factual error does
reflect on the description of Artisan™ Link Pro, Artisan™ Clearing
Solution or the new stains promoted in this press release. Dako's mission
fight cancer and help doctors worldwide to make accurate diagnoses and
the most effective treatment for patients suffering from cancer. It is our
conviction that the communication shared with the media should reflect the
diligence in accuracy and effectiveness. If you have any questions, please
contact Maia Søchting, Corporate Communications, Dako Denmark A/S.
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