One Lambda Obtains FDA Clearance for HLA Fusion Software Version 3.0
News Jan 24, 2013
All of One Lambda software products are designed to assist personnel experienced in HLA analysis by suggesting typing and antibody screening results. Product families used in conjunction with HLA Fusion include the market-leading LABScreen® (antibody detection) and LABType® (HLA Typing) products, in addition to LAT™, LCT™, FlowPRA®, and MicroSSP™ products. The HLA Fusion Software version 3.0 provides all the tools and applications from version 2.0 and its related Service Packs, support with Luminex® xPONENT® 3.1 acquisition software for LABScan® 100, and more.
In response to obtaining clearance, One Lambda’s Director of Marketing, Stewart Han, expressed his excitement by saying, “We are pleased to see another great accomplishment from our software development team. Their hard work and determination has created brilliant analysis software that continues to help position our molecular typing and antibody screening products at the forefront of transplant diagnostics and improve the quality of patient life.” Gouri “GS” Jha, Director of Information Systems and Commercial Software Products also stated, “We are extremely proud to have been awarded FDA clearance for HLA Fusion software 3.0 and it is gratifying that the hard work and dedication of our team has paid off by delivering a powerful new tool for the transplant community.“
(Limitations: All One Lambda software products are designed to assist personnel experienced in HLA analysis by suggesting typing results. However, any clinical or diagnostic results must be carefully reviewed by a person qualified in HLA typing to assure correctness. This software may be used to aid in suggesting results, but should not be used as the sole method for determining reportable results. This software is meant as a laboratory aid, not as a source of definitive results. The software design does not mitigate hazards associated with the software. The laboratory director or technologist trained in histocompatibility testing is required to review all data to detect any problems with the software.)
The Discovery of Typhoid Toxin's Sweet Tooth Could Lead to New TreatmentsNews
"Our study shows that the typhoid toxin targets both the immune system and central nervous system... This represents a new paradigm in the infectious agents' incursion of the host." The new study shows how the toxin exclusively damages selected cells at the organism level, specifically seeking cells that express particular sugars because of their binding abilities.READ MORE
Single-Dose Vaccine Could Provide Faster Protection in Cholera EpidemicsNews
Each year there are more than three million cases of cholera worldwide, a disease transmitted through contaminated food and water that hits developing countries particularly hard. While the standard regimen for protecting against cholera with existing non-living oral cholera vaccines includes administering two doses over a two-week period, research now shows that giving a stronger single-dose of a live oral vaccine could be an effective tool in controlling outbreaks more quickly.READ MORE
Severity of Autoimmune Disease Influenced by Time of DayNews
Insights into how the body clock and time of day influence immune responses are revealed today. Understanding the effect of the interplay between 24-hour day-night cycles and the immune system may help inform drug-targeting strategies to alleviate autoimmune disease.