(510) 675-6500

Abaxis Inc, Emeryville, Calif, produces point-of-care blood chemistry analyzers that provide clinicians with rapid blood-constituent measurements for both humans and animals. The analyzers are designed to be portable, require minimal training, provide on-the-spot results, and offer built-in quality control and calibration. The reagent disks are capable of performing most chemistry panels. For the human market, Abaxis® manufactures the portable Piccolo® chemistry and electrolyte blood analyzer. Complete panel results are provided in less than 13 minutes using self-contained disks. Only a few drops of whole blood, serum, or plasma, and less than 2 minutes of hands-on time are required. For additional information, call (510) 675-6500; or visit [removed]www.abaxis.com/medical.html[/removed].

(914) 524-2712

Bayer HealthCare Diagnostics, Tarrytown, NY, is one of the largest diagnostic businesses in the world. The organization supports an extensive portfolio of central-ab, self-testing, molecular, and point-of-care diagnostics systems. The company also provides services for use in the assessment and management of health in the areas of cardiovascular and kidney disease, infectious disease, allergy, oncology, virology, women’s health, and diabetes. Bayer HealthCare Diagnostics operates as part of Bayer HealthCare LLC, a member of the worldwide Bayer HealthCare group. The division’s work at Bayer HealthCare is to discover and manufacture innovative products for the purpose of improving human and animal health worldwide. Bayer HealthCare Diagnostics products aid in diagnosing, preventing, and treating disease. For additional information, call (914) 524-2712; or visit www.bayerdiag.com

(510) 724-7000

Bio-Rad Laboratories, Hercules, Calif, is a specialty diagnostics company with leadership positions in quality control management, diabetes monitoring, blood virus, and autoimmune disorders testing. For additional information, call (510) 724-7000; or visit www.bio-rad.com.

(800) 471-7272

Carolina Liquid Chemistries, Brea, Calif, was founded in 1997 as an FDA-approved medical device manufacturer. The company sells and supports a complete line of bar coded cartridge reagents for use on Beckman Coulter’s Synchron® CX and LX instruments. In addition to Carolina’s comprehensive reagent offering, the company refurbishes, sells, and supports used Synchron® CX analyzers. The company’s support team includes licensed medical technologists and service engineers who provide on-site installation and training. Additionally, Carolina Liquid Chemistries sells Homocysteine reagents with applications for Dade Behring, Beckman Coulter, Roche Diagnostics (Hitachi), Olympus Diagnostic Systems, Abbott Laboratories, Bayer Healthcare Diagnostics, and Alfa Wasserman instruments. The company also recently added lithium, drugs of abuse, and wide-range ssCRP to its reagent portfolio. For additional information, call (800) 471-7272; or visit www.carolinachemistries.com.

(951) 676-8080

CHEMICON® International Inc, Temecula, Calif, has been in operation since 1981, supplying immunological reagents to the biomedical research community. The company’s mission is to provide quality products and services to advance science within the research, diagnostic, and pharmaceutical communities. Diagnostic detection products are an important and expanding area of focus for CHEMICON. Within the company’s light diagnostic product line, CHEMICON offers an extensive line of both antibody- and molecular-based (OligoDetect®) assays for common classes of viral infectious agents. In addition, CHEMICON has developed a new SimulFluor® product line that provides two tests for the price of one. The majority of CHEMICON’s reagents are approved for in vitro diagnostic use, and are sold as ready-to-use kits or individual components. For additional information, call (951) 676-8080; or visit www.chemicon.com.  

(707) 938-3075

COVE Laboratory Software, Sonoma, Calif, designs, produces, and sells InvMan, an inventory management product for the clinical laboratory. InvMan is designed to be easy to use and cost efficient. It enables users to easily track supplies while also keeping track of lot numbers and expiration dates. Purchase orders can be generated automatically, and the distribution of supplies to remote sites also can be easily managed. Additionally, a portable bar code scanner allows for easy recording and entry of data into InvMan. For additional information, call (707) 938-3075; or visit www.covelab.com.

(800) 231-7970

Diagnostic Systems Laboratories Inc (DSL of Webster, Tex) is a leading manufacturer of specialized immunoassays for clinical research, academic, and veterinary markets worldwide. Products include MIS/AMH, PAPP-A, Intact hCG, AFP, unconjugated estriol, free testosterone, 17_-OH-progesterone,
IGF-I, and IGFBP-3. Exclusive to DSL, Inhibin A has become the standard of care in the assessment of fetal and maternal well-being. The company recently announced the launch of its ActiveGLO™ range of chemiluminescent assays for fertility and reproductive function, fetal well-being, androgen assessment, growth and metabolism, energy homeostasis, and mineral and salt balance. The ActiveGLO range offers the precision and specificity of traditional immunoassay techniques with the benefits of improved sensitivity and a broader dynamic range for all analytes. For additional information, call (800) 231-7970; or visit www.dslabs.com

(814) 342-6205

The Drucker Company, Philipsburg, Pa, has been manufacturing quality centrifuges for more than 73 years. Recently, the company revolutionized the sample preparation industry by introducing the first, affordable horizontal centrifuge, the Horizon. Horizontal separation produces a tighter, more stable gel-pack that eliminates the problems associated with transporting samples. The technology also protects sample integrity and yields more accurate test results. The Drucker Company’s innovation continues this year with the introduction of its new Performance series. The series is the company’s response to industry demand for higher separation forces, platelet-poor plasma, platelet-free plasma, and shorter processing times. For additional information, call (814) 342-6205; or visit www.druckerco.com.

(800) 999-6578

EQUAL Diagnostics, Exton, Pa, recently launched its new multimedia site that provides existing and potential customers with a convenient source of information about the company’s extensive line of reagents and accessories for the clinical laboratory. The site’s theme, “unlock the potential of your chemistry analyzer,” reflects Equal’s varied list of reagents that provide maximum functionality for all major analyzers. The site showcases the company’s advanced Direct LDL reagent, in addition to a comprehensive product listing. Visitors to the site also can take advantage of free offers for a lipid testing reimbursement update CD and the revised coronary heart disease chart, which conforms to the newly released National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP) Adult Treatment Panel III guidelines. EQUAL Diagnostics has been providing laboratories with high-quality, low-cost chemistry reagents since 1987. For additional information, call (800) 999-6578; or visit www.equaldiagnostics.com.

(800) 523-5001

Gen-Probe Inc, San Diego, founded in 1983, develops, manufactures, and markets rapid, accurate, and cost-efficient nucleic acid testing (NAT) products. NAT products are most commonly used for the clinical diagnosis of human diseases and for screening donated human blood. Using its patented NAT technology, Gen-Probe has received FDA approvals and clearances for more than 50 products that detect a wide variety of infectious microorganisms, including those causing sexually transmitted diseases, tuberculosis, strep throat, pneumonia, and fungal infections. Gen-Probe has more than 20 years of nucleic acid detection research and product development experience, and its products are used daily in clinical laboratories and blood-collection centers throughout the world. For additional information, call (800) 523-5001; or visit www.gen-probe.com.

(800) 743-5637

HELMER, Noblesville, Ind, serves the clinical laboratory and blood bank community. The company offers high-quality, innovative products and outstanding customer service. HELMER’s product line includes refrigerators for blood banks, laboratories, and pharmacies; freezers for plasma storage and laboratories; and a full line of centrifuges. The company also offers cell-washing systems, platelet-storage systems, and plasma-thawing systems. HELMER refrigerators, freezers, and platelet-storage systems are available in both i.Series™ and Horizon Series™ lines. The company’s i.Series models offer advanced security and monitoring capabilities with the i.Center™ integrated monitoring system. For more information, call (800) 743-5637; or visit www.helmerinc.com

(800) 729-2085

HEX Laboratory Systems, Encinitas, Calif, has been in the LIS business since 1981. The company uses industry-standard technology and highly stable environments to provide economical and reliable systems for today’s laboratories. Currently, HEX supplies laboratory information systems to independent laboratories, molecular diagnostic labs, veterinary labs, large clinics, and small hospitals. Electronic billing, remittance, and payment management also are a part of the company’s cash management billing module. LabCentral is the company’s Web-based product providing orders, results, and reports via the Internet. The company also offers LAB/HEX, which provides standard results, narrative results, image captures, analyzer interfaces, system-to-system interfaces, faxing, and multiple report formats. The company’s VET/HEX, a veterinary package for animal hospitals and pharmaceutical laboratories, provides species normal ranges and study modules. For additional information, call (800) 729-2085; or visit www.hexlab.com.

(800) 545-9495

INOVA Diagnostics Inc, San Diego, develops, manufactures, and sells a complete menu of autoimmune disease diagnostic kits and components for screening and specific autoantibody determinations. Product lines include QUANTA Lite ELISA, NOVA Lite IFA, NOVA Gel Ouchterlony, QUANTA Chek validated reference panels, and QUANTA Plex multiplexing reagents, as well as related microwell, IFA, and multiplexing instrumentation systems. Product groups include kits and components for rheumatoid arthritis, and connective tissue, coagulation, gastrointestinal, Vasculitis, endocrine, and autoimmune liver diseases. For additional information, call (800) 545-9495; or visit www.inovadx.com.

(800) 529-2786

Kawasumi Laboratories America Inc (KLA of Tampa, Fla) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Kawasumi Laboratories Inc, headquartered in Tokyo. The company has provided high-quality, low-cost medical supplies worldwide since 1957. Incorporated in 1991, KLA is the main distribution center for both North and South America. For the past 12 years, the subsidiary has been striving to maintain the quality and standards set by its parent company. For additional information, call (800) 529-2786; or visit www.kawasumiamerica.com.

(800) 543-1980

Meridian Bioscience Inc, Cincinnati, Ohio, is a fully integrated life science company that manufactures, markets, and distributes a broad range of innovative diagnostic test kits, purified reagents, and related products, in addition to biopharmaceutical-enabling technologies. The company recently launched an enhanced Web site, offering information and resources for physicians, laboratorians, clinicians, researchers, and consumers. The multi-faceted aspects of Meridian’s business are showcased on the site, including diagnostics, life sciences, and the proficiency and controls unit. Online technical support for products and instrumentation, and ordering and contact information, also is included on the expanded site. For additional information, call (800) 543-1980; or visit www.meridianbioscience.com.

(781) 894-0800

Nova Biomedical, Waltham, Mass, is the world technology leader in the development of fast, whole blood analyzers to support the care of critically ill patients. Nova analyzers have the most extensive stat test menus and deliver test results in the shortest time at the lowest cost. Whether testing is performed in the central laboratory, emergency department, surgery room, or critical or respiratory care area, Nova can help improve patient outcomes while reducing the cost of care. For additional information, call (781) 894-0800; or visit www.novabiomedical.com.

(800) 856-1948

Orchard Software, Carmel, Ind, provides more than 500 labs across the country with laboratory information systems (LIS). Clients include all types and sizes of hospitals, reference labs, multisite and multispecialty clinics and physician groups, student health centers, and public health organizations. Orchard’s customer base has grown to become one of the most diverse in the industry. Through ongoing dialogue with customers, the company improved upon its LIS to develop a broadest set of features with the flexibility to handle the work flow of any lab, regardless of size. Since 1993, Orchard has been committed to developing software that is a benefit to laboratorians, making work flow smoother and more efficient. For additional information, call (800) 856-1948; or visit www.orchardsoft.com.

(800) 431-2123

Polymedco Inc, Cortlandt Manor, NY, is one of the leading marketing and distribution companies in the clinical laboratory marketplace. The company’s success lies in its ability to select innovative and competitive products, develop strong sales and marketing strategies, and maintain a high level of technical and customer support. Polymedco is involved in chemistry, lipids, hematology; and diabetes, point-of-care, and fecal occult blood testing. In addition, the company has several educational Web sites for both patients and physicians. For additional information, call (800) 431-2123; or visit www.polymedco.com.

(800) 522-7270

Richard-Allan Scientific®, Kalamazoo, Mich, has introduced several new products this year. The company’s immunohistochemistry portfolio has expanded to include rabbit monoclonal antibodies as well as a new IHC stainer. The stainer is a 36-slide, user-friendly platform that features 2-D bar coding. Richard-Allan Scientific also offers a new Routine stainer, which features a touch screen and a reagent management system. A rotary tissue processor rounds out the new instrumentation available from Richard-Allan Scientific. For additional information, call (800) 522-7270; or visit www.rallansci.com.

(317) 845-2000

Roche Diagnostics, Indianapolis, is a leader in in vitro diagnostics and has a broad portfolio of diagnostics tools. This wide array of innovative testing products and services is supplied to researchers, physicians, patients, hospitals, and laboratories worldwide. Roche Diagnostics’ Indianapolis campus is home to its US headquarters; and includes a research and development laboratory, and manufacturing, distribution, and information technology facilities. The company is involved in business areas of diabetes care, centralized diagnostics, applied science, molecular diagnostics, and point-of-care. For additional information, call (317) 845-2000; or visit http://us.labsystems.roche.com.

(800) 782-8774

StatSpin®, Norwood, Mass, has been simplifying and accelerating sample preparation in hospitals, stat labs, clinics, physicians’ offices, and veterinary practices around the world since 1984. The company manufactures centrifuges and blood-analysis products such as the Express 2, a primary tube centrifuge that separates serum or plasma in 2 minutes, and a wide selection of sample-collection and processing devices. Additionally, StatSpin recently introduced the ThermoBrite slide hybridization and denaturation system for fluorescent in situ hybridization testing. The company continues to be an in-vitro diagnostic products leader, which provides lower cost, improved efficiency, and enhanced safety for the laboratory. StatSpin is a subsidiary of IRIS International Inc, Chatsworth, Calif, a provider of automated urinalysis technology with the new iQ®200 automated urinalysis platform. For additional information, call (800) 782-8774; or visit www.statspin.com.

(866) 984-3766

Thermo Electron’s Bioscience Technologies Division, Milford, Mass, provides comprehensive solutions for today’s scientific challenges. Its controlled environment, laboratory automation and integration, molecular biology, sample preparation, microplate instrumentation, laboratory consumable, and pipetting products help researchers advance scientific knowledge. Thermo’s Bioscience products, such as the Jouan and IEC® centrifuges, Forma® incubators, ultra-low-temperature freezers, biosafety cabinets, cryopreservation equipment, and lab refrigerators and freezers, have been trusted in the industry for decades. The company also offers its CRS CataLyst™ Express, RapidStak, and Dimension4™ automation systems; thermal cyclers, oligonucleotides and peptides, hybridization ovens, DNA analysis and purification products, freeze dryers, Savant SpeedVac® vacuum concentrators, Finnpipettes®, and Finntips® microplate readers, and Microtiter® plates. For additional information, call (866) 984-3766; or visit www.thermo.com.

(800) 453-2725

Wescor, Logan, Utah, develops, manufactures, and markets high-quality instrumentation for medicine, science, and industry. Through the years, the company has consistently developed new products that have provided innovative solutions to problems in laboratory measurement and diagnostic procedures. Wescor’s product designs are unique, proprietary, and in most cases, protected by patents. The company’s biomedical products division has served the diagnostic laboratory and scientific research laboratory markets for more than 30 years. Wescor’s unique vapor pressure and colloid osmometers, automatic slide stainers, cytocentrifuges, and cystic fibrosis sweat-testing diagnostic systems represent cutting-edge technologies, provide results and bring convenient and significant labor reduction to otherwise labor-intensive laboratory tasks. For additional information, call (800) 453-2725; or visit www.wescor.com/biomedical.

(847) 470-9300

Whitney Products Inc, Niles, Ill, has been a family-owned business for 20 years. The company designs, refines, and manufactures convenient and cost-efficient safety-based products for lab environments. Whitney provides convenience with disposal management systems made for workstations and common disposal areas. The company also provides affordable and durable products that are designed to be disposable. Providing on-site manufacturing, warehousing, distribution, and responsive customer service, Whitney Products meets the needs of any sized laboratory. Whitney’s line of products enables laboratories to maintain high standards. For additional information, call (847) 470-9300; or visit www.whitneyproducts.com.