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Leica Biosystems Introduces New Novocastra HD Antibody Menu for Head and Neck Pathology

January 8, 2013

NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, England, January 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ –

The Novocastra(TM) HD menu for head and neck pathology comprises six antibodies[#],
each selected following extensive customer research and independent evaluation* by
external QA. The menu is the second portfolio of antibodies to launch from the new
Novocastra HD range, following on from the introduction of the Novocastra HD menu for
breast pathology in October 2012. The new Novocastra HD menu for head and neck pathology
is now available for sale in the USA, Canada and EU. Availability in other regions will
follow. Detailed information about the new menu is available at


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Leica Biosystems developed the Novocastra HD menu with the aim of producing a high
performance range of antibodies for the most commonly performed IHC tests. Each antibody
was evaluated by an independent EQA body, NordiQC, to define staining performance in
comparison with leading equivalents from other manufacturers. Antibodies were tested
according to the instructions for use on the Manufacturer’s immunostaining platform.
Noticeable differences in performance were observed between antibodies for the same
antigen on several occasions, which emphasizes the advantages of using Novocastra HD
antibodies as a fully validated solution for IHC testing.

Through the use of Novocastra HD and the BOND immunostainer, additional quality can be
built into every laboratory’s workflow, delivering results for diagnosis that can be
relied upon every time.

The Novocastra HD menu for head and neck pathology is available in a range of formats
and volumes to help meet the workflow needs of every laboratory. Many BOND ready-to-use
antibodies come in two sizes: 7 mL and a new 30 mL size for higher usage requirements.
Liquid concentrates are available in an expanded range of sizes from 0.1 mL to 2 mL.

Leica Biosystems offers histopathology laboratories the most extensive product range
with appropriate products for each work step in histology and for a high level of
productivity in the working processes of the entire laboratory.


# five antibodies available for sale in the USA

* Independent evaluation by NordiQC according to the manufacturers’ instructions for
use, commissioned by Leica Biosystems



SOURCE Leica Biosystems

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