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2008-08-18 09:01:01

ROCKAWAY, N.J., Aug. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Biotest Diagnostics Corporation (Biotest) -- the U.S. subsidiary of German-based Biotest AG, a worldwide supplier of traditional and automated blood bank solutions -- announces that it has received final clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to begin marketing its full line of traditional blood bank reagents in North America. Intended for use by donor centers, reference laboratories and hospitals for blood group serology testing,...

2008-06-16 09:01:19

BioTrove, Inc. and BloodCenter of Wisconsin today announced a collaboration to develop single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) genotyping as a screening tool for the identification of potential blood sub-type matches for transfusion candidates. Using the BioTrove OpenArray(TM) system to conduct red blood cell genotyping more quickly and at less expense, BloodCenter of Wisconsin will now be able to stratify blood donors based on genotypic characteristics, improving the speed and accuracy of blood...

2006-02-09 08:21:12

LONDON (Agence de Presse Medicale) - A third case of variant-CJD -- the human form of mad cow disease -- associated with a blood transfusion has recently been diagnosed in Britain, the country's Health Protection Agency (HPA) reported on Thursday. "The patient developed symptoms of vCJD about eight years after receiving a blood transfusion from a donor who developed symptoms of vCJD about 20 months after donating this blood. The patient is still alive and is under the care of doctors...


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