Advanced Cell Diagnostics and Leica Biosystems Begin Co-marketing Fully Automated RNA in situ Hybridization Assay

August 13, 2014

MELBOURNE, Australia and HAYWARD, California, August 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ –

Leica Biosystems and Advanced Cell Diagnostics, Inc. (ACD) have announced the
co-marketing of ACD’s RNAscope(R) LS ISH assays with Leica Biosystems’ BOND RX research
staining platform*. This agreement provides researchers with an integrated and fully
automated ISH solution. The market-leading RNAscope LS reagent kits and ISH probes are
available from ACD while the BOND RX instrument and associated reagents are supplied by
Leica Biosystems.

ACD’s RNAscope assays represent a major technological advance for in situ RNA
detection. For the first time, robust single RNA molecule detection is available for
formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded (FFPE) tissue. Since their commercialization three years
ago, these assays have been adopted across the globe by major pharma biotech companies and
leading research institutions for drug discovery, translational research, and the
development of clinical and companion diagnostic tests. The RNAscope LS assays are fully
automated on the BOND RX platform. This open and flexible system automates staining to
provide a fast, high-throughput workflow with exceptional consistency and minimal hands-on

“Automation is essential for pharma, biotech, translational labs and academic
institutions to apply the RNA ISH technology to a wide range of biomarker analysis
applications.” said Dr. Yuling Luo, President and CEO of ACD. “We are very pleased to work
with Leica Biosystems to expand our automated RNAscope solutions in response to the needs
of our rapidly growing customer base.”

Dr. David Atkins, VP Advanced Staining at Leica Biosystems added: “Leica is excited to
announce the availability of ACD’s RNAscope Assays fully automated on the BOND RX. This is
another example of how, with its openness and flexibility, the BOND RX is providing
researchers with enhanced tools to help speed-up important discoveries and improve cancer

*For Research Use Only. Not for use in diagnostic procedures.

Learn more about ACD at http://www.acdbio.com and about RNAscope(R) Automated
Solutions at acdbio.com/products/automated-assays
[http://www.acdbio.com/products/automated-assays ].

Further information about Leica Biosystems can be found at


SOURCE Advanced Cell Diagnostics Inc. (ACD)

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