Satellite Banner
Molecular & Clinical Diagnostics
Scientific Community
 
Become a Member | Sign in
Home>News>This Article
  News
Return

Ortho Clinical Diagnostics Improves Oncology Testing Portfolio with Expanded PSA Offerings

Published: Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Last Updated: Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Bookmark and Share
VITROS® Total PSA Assay II and VITROS® Free PSA Assay receive CE Mark.

Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics, Inc. (OCD) announced CE Mark (Conformité Européenne) for the VITROS® Immunodiagnostic Products Total PSA II Assay and VITROS® Immunodiagnostic Products Free PSA Assay, two new diagnostic tests that aid in monitoring and detecting prostate cancer.
 
Prostate cancer occurs when a malignant tumor forms in the tissue of the prostate, a gland in the male reproductive system. According to the World Cancer Research Fund International, one in six men is estimated to develop prostate cancer in their lifetime. Early detection is crucial to ensuring better health outcomes for patients.
 
With the introduction of these fully-automated immunoassays, OCD now offers a fully updated, state-of-the-art oncology portfolio for the early detection of prostate cancer. The VITROS® Total PSA Assay II, a next-generation, prostate-specific antigen test, offers analytical sensitivity with a broad measuring range to help monitor and screen patients. The VITROS® Free PSA Assay, the newest addition to OCD’s VITROS® oncology menu, complements the VITROS® Total PSA II Assay to help clinicians better manage their patients. The two assays offer an extremely competitive time-to-first result of 24 minutes, and are approved for use on the VITROS® 5600 Integrated, VITROS® 3600 Immunodiagnostic and VITROS® ECi/ECiQ Immunodiagnostic Systems.
 
“The competitive performance of these two assays is extremely compelling and we found that the measurement range is better suited to the circumstances we face in our laboratory,” said Dr. Jeanne-Pierre Bouilloux, Director of Laboratory at LBM LXBio in South France. “I am pleased that OCD now offers these new tests with low range sensitivities, which are increasingly important for clinicians who have patients treated through hormone therapy or total resection surgery.”

The CE Marking secures OCD’s prostate cancer assay marketing rights in Europe and other markets that accept CE Marking.


Further Information

Join For Free

Access to this exclusive content is for Technology Networks Premium members only.

Join Technology Networks Premium for free access to:

  • Exclusive articles
  • Presentations from international conferences
  • Over 3,300+ scientific posters on ePosters
  • More than 4,900+ scientific videos on LabTube
  • 35 community eNewsletters


Sign In



Forgotten your details? Click Here
If you are not a member you can join here

*Please note: By logging into TechnologyNetworks.com you agree to accept the use of cookies. To find out more about the cookies we use and how to delete them, see our privacy policy.


Scientific News
AACC 2016 Sees Clinical Chemistry Labs Drive Precision Medicine Offerings
Biomarker assays to enable precision medicine and risk assessment, mass spec-based tests designed for use in clinical labs large and small, and liquid biopsy technology captured the spotlight at the AACC annual meeting.
Diagnosing Bacterial Infections in Blood Samples
Researchers have diagnosed a bacterial infection from a blood sample in infants.
Neurodvelopmental Disorder Cause Linked to SON Gene
A genetic link has been discovered for a previously unxplained neurodevelopmental disorder.
World's Most In-Depth Study to Detect Alzheimer's Disease
A multisite team will see the most thorough and vigorous testing for Alzheimer's ever performed on volunteers.
Personalised Medicine: Dose by Design
Personalised medicine holds the promise of a new approach to healthcare, tailored exactly to our individual needs, as Congenica's Nick Lench discussed on a recent BBC Radio 4 programme.
Misdiagnosis in HCM Tests
Genetic tests for potentially fatal heart anomaly can misdiagnose condition in black Americans.
Computers Better Predict Lung Cancer Type, Severity
Study shows automating the analysis of cancer tissue samples increases the accuracy of tumor classification and patient prognoses.
Examining New Hypotheses for Undiagnosed Patients
UnDx Consortium gathers in San Diego to create new paths to identifying currently undiagnosed illnesses.
Automating Genetic Analysis
Researchers are looking to have computers help perform genetic analysis when scientists study a patient's genome to diagnose a disease.
Understanding Tumor Evolution
Study provides insight into tumor evolution; may point to improved diagnosis and treatment.
Skyscraper Banner

SELECTBIO Market Reports
Go to LabTube
Go to eposters
 
Access to the latest scientific news
Exclusive articles
Upload and share your posters on ePosters
Latest presentations and webinars
View a library of 1,800+ scientific and medical posters
3,300+ scientific and medical posters
A library of 2,500+ scientific videos on LabTube
4,900+ scientific videos
Close
Premium CrownJOIN TECHNOLOGY NETWORKS PREMIUM FOR FREE!