Corporate Banner
Satellite Banner
Biomolecular Screening
Scientific Community
Become a Member | Sign in
Home>News>This Article

Wako Life Sciences Receives AACC Award

Published: Tuesday, February 04, 2014
Last Updated: Tuesday, February 04, 2014
Bookmark and Share
Dr. Shinji Satomura and Dr. Henry Wada receives the award for the uTASWako i30 Immunoanalyzer.

Dr. Shinji Satomura, President, and Dr. Henry Wada, CSO of Wako Life Sciences, Inc., received an award from the Northern California Section of AACC for the scientific and technology contribution to clinical chemistry achieved by the development of the uTASWako i30 Immunoanalyzer.

"Wako is happy to receive this award for the uTASWako i30 Immunoanalyzer which was the first application of Lab-on-a-Chip technology on an IVD instrument."

The uTASWako i30 has enabled miniaturization and integration of key analyzer processes for the sampling, mixing, separation and detection of serum biomarkers in a cost effective microfluidic chip.

The system uses immunochemical and electrophoretic techniques to achieve rapid, accurate, precise and sensitive assay results. The first test result is obtained in nine (9) minutes from starting the measurement; results thereafter are 2 minutes each.

As a bench-top automated instrument, the μTASWako i30 is designed for efficiency and ease-of-use in a clinical laboratory setting. With the features of automated calibration and quality control, the uTASWako i30 requires minimal setup time.

"We acknowledge the technical achievement of the team of Scientists and Engineers at Wako Life Sciences, Inc. and Wako Pure Chemical Industries, Ltd., who married the benefits of microfluidics with the requirements of the IVD market in order to bring this product to the clinical laboratory," said Henry Wada, CSO of Wako Life Sciences, Inc.

uTASWako i30 is currently available in the USA, Canada, Japan and Europe for the serum biomarkers lectin-reactive alpha-fetoprotein (AFP-L3) and des-gamma-carboxy prothrombin (DCP) tests.

The AFP-L3 and DCP tests are intended for in vitro diagnostic use as an aid in the risk assessment of patients with chronic liver disease for development of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in conjunction with other laboratory findings, imaging studies and clinical assessment.

Further Information
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 2,800+ scientific posters on ePosters
  • More than 4,000+ 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 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
High Throughput Mass Spectrometry-Based Screening Assay Trends
Dr John Comley provides an insight into HT MS-based screening with a focus on future user requirements and preferences.
Potential Treatment for Life-Threatening Viral Infections Revealed
The findings point to new therapies for Dengue, West Nile and Ebola.
World’s First Therapeutic Venom Database
Open-source library describes nearly 43,000 effects on the human body.
Measuring microRNAs in Blood to Speed Cancer Detection
A simple, ultrasensitive microRNA sensor holds promise for the design of new diagnostic strategies and, potentially, for the prognosis and treatment of pancreatic and other cancers.
Potential Persistent Tuberculosis Treatment
Researchers have discovered several first-in-class compounds that target hidden TB infections by attacking a critical process the bacteria use to survive in the hostile environment of the lungs.
Metabolic Profiles Distinguish Early Stage Ovarian Cancer with Unprecedented Accuracy
Studying blood serum compounds of different molecular weights has led scientists to a set of biomarkers that may enable development of a highly accurate screening test for early-stage ovarian cancer.
The Do’s and Don’ts of SPR Experiments
Surface Plasmon Resonance (SPR) is a technique that is becoming more widely used, particularly by anyone who wants to obtain accurate on (association) and off (dissociation) rates for biomolecular binding.
Long-Sought Protein Sensor for the ‘Sixth Sense’ Discovered
In a study led by scientists from The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI)the sensor protein for propioception has been identified.
New Anti-Malarial Drug Screening Model
University of South Florida researchers demonstrate novel chemogenomic profiling to identify drug targets for the most lethal strain of malaria.
Shedding Light on “Dark” Cellular Receptors
UNC and UCSF labs create a new research tool to find homes for two orphan cell-surface receptors, a crucial step toward finding better therapeutics and causes of drug side effects.

Skyscraper Banner
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
2,800+ scientific and medical posters
A library of 2,500+ scientific videos on LabTube
4,000+ scientific videos