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2008-10-03 09:00:38

Micronics, Inc. today announced that it has been awarded a continuation from the U.S. Army's Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center (TATRC) to support the ongoing development of a microfluidics-based test for efficiently screening donor blood types. Blood typing typically focuses on a donor's blood type (either A, B, AB or O) and Rhesus (Rh) factor. Under an earlier 2007 TATRC award, the company performed pre-clinical testing of over 300 donor samples using a prototype...

2006-12-13 12:00:13

RARITAN, N.J., Dec. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics, a Johnson & Johnson company, announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has licensed its new test designed to screen blood donations for exposure to Chagas' disease -- a tropical, parasitic disease that originates in South America. Called the ORTHO(R) T.cruzi ELISA Test System, it is the first blood-screening test for Chagas' disease approved by the FDA for use in the United States. "Data reported...

2005-12-01 19:11:58

By Susan Heavey WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A test to screen blood, organ and tissue donors for the West Nile virus won U.S. approval after two years of testing in the nation's blood banks, Food and Drug Administration officials said on Thursday. The Procleix WNV Assay was developed by Gen-Probe Inc. and marketed by Chiron Corp. West Nile virus is most-often transmitted by mosquitoes, but there have been 30 documented cases of people who most likely got the illness from a blood...

2005-12-01 15:57:42

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The first test to screen blood, organ and tissue donors for the West Nile virus won U.S. approval after two years of testing in the nation's blood banks, Food and Drug Administration officials said on Thursday. The Procleix WNV Assay, developed by Gen-Probe Inc. and marketed by Chiron Corp., will help protect patients who receive blood and other products against West Nile infection, the agency said in a statement. After the announcement, Gen-Probe shares were...

2005-12-01 15:55:00

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The first test to screen blood, organ and tissue donors for the West Nile virus won U.S. approval after two years of testing in the nation's blood banks, Food and Drug Administration officials said on Thursday. The Procleix WNV Assay, developed by Gen-Probe Inc. and marketed by Chiron Corp., will help protect patients who receive blood and other products against West Nile infection, the agency said in a statement. After the announcement, Gen-Probe shares were up nearly...


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