IRIS International’s Sample Processing Division and BioView Enter Into Distribution Agreement
REHOVOT, Israel, February 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –
Iris Sample Processing from Westwood, MA – a division of IRIS International, Inc.
(NASDAQ GS:: IRIS) and BioView Ltd, (TASE: BIOV
) from Rehovot, Israel, announced that they have
entered into an agreement appointing BioView as one of the worldwide distributors for Iris
Sample Processing’s family of FISH Slide Preparation Products, including ThermoBrite(R)
Denaturation & Hybridization System and the new ThermoBrite(R) Elite Automated Laboratory
Iris Sample Processing recently introduced the ThermoBrite Elite, a multi-purpose,
bench-top instrument for automating the highly repetitive, manual laboratory protocols
used in FISH (fluorescence in-situ hybridization) and other ISH (in-situ hybridization)
testing for both clinical and research applications.
With the increasing rate of adoption of FISH testing as standard protocol for cancer
diagnostics development and application, laboratories performing as few as 10 tests per
day are requiring a higher level of automation and standardization. The ThermoBrite Elite
platform meets this market need and delivers value to both small and large molecular
Dr. Alan Schwebel, President and CEO of BioView Ltd, views this agreement as an
opportunity for BioView to expand its market penetration in cytogenetic laboratories.
According to Schwebel: “BioView will be able to offer its customers a fully automated
end-to-end solution for the preparation, scanning, classification and scoring of slides
stained with FISH probes for clinical and research uses. Iris Sample Processing’s products
are the industry recognized leader for preparation of the slides and coupled with
BioView’s renowned scanning stations and offline review stations will increase the overall
efficiency of laboratories performing FISH tests.”
“We are very excited to have BioView as a valuable partner as we expand
commercialization of the ThermoBrite brand with new and innovative products, starting with
the ThermoBrite Elite. BioView is a well-respected leader in automated microscopy and
image analysis,” stated Bill Standwill, VP Global Sales & Marketing for Iris Sample
About BioView Ltd.
BioView’s products include the Duet, Allegro Plus and Accord automated workstations
for the scanning and classification of cells via fluorescence in-situ hybridization (FISH)
and brightlight microscopy. The results of the scan are reviewed on the BioView Solo
offline workstation for the final report.
The BioView products are intended for in-vitro diagnostic use as an aiding tool to the
pathologist in the detection, classification and counting of cells of interest based on
color, intensity, size, pattern, and shape. The BioView products have applications for
testing in hematological disorders, breast cancer studies for Her-2 neu gene
amplification, bladder cancer screening and follow up using Vysis UroVysion[TM] Bladder
Cancer Recurrence Kit and prenatal and postnatal genetic testing. For more information
about the BioView technology, and press related issues, please contact email@example.com
or visit our website at http://www.bioview.co.il .
About Iris Sample Processing
For over 25 years, Iris Sample Processing has been the leader in developing,
manufacturing and marketing innovative sample preparation solutions for clinical and
research laboratories. The ThermoBrite and StatSpin brands have become synonymous with
quality and reliability and the product of choice for lean processing.
Over 5,000 ThermoBrite systems have been shipped worldwide with continued strong
demand from research, preclinical and clinical institutions. The company’s goal is to
continue providing inventive sample processing solutions to meet market needs and expand
its product offering in clinical and molecular diagnostics through unique approaches to
solving challenging laboratory sample processing needs. For more information about Iris
Sample Processing and its ThermoBrite systems, please visit
Dr. Alan Schwebel President and CEO Tel: +972-8-936-6868 Fax: +972-8-936-6869 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Robert A. Mello President, Iris Sample Processing Tel: +1-781-551-0100 Fax: +1-208-485-2545 Email: email@example.com
SOURCE BioView Ltd