Celerus Diagnostics (Carpinteria, California) has introduced new products for use on the Celerus Wave System, a solution to deliver precise, standardized IHC results in 15 minutes. Some of the new products are the D10, a cell surface antigen also known as CALLA (common acute lymphoblastic leukemia antigen), is expressed on a variety of cell types, including immature and germinal center B cells, as well as lymphoblastic leukemia cells; the CD34, a marker of lymphatic and vascular endothelium (antibodies to CD34 can be used to study tumors of endothelial origin and CD34 also is a useful marker for quantifying micro-vascular density in a variety of other tumor types); and Tyrosinase, a copper-glycoenzyme involved in the synthesis of melanin pigments. The melanin pigments can serve as markers for cells of melanocytic lineage, including malignant melanomas.

InterCure (New York) said that its RESPeRATE hypertension treatment device, clinically-proven to significantly lower blood pressure, will be sold in more than 800 Rite Aid retail stores throughout the West Coast. The company says that RESPeRATE is the only medical device on the market clinically proven to lower blood pressure through paced breathing therapy. The device uses the body's natural tendency to follow external rhythms, interactively guiding the user to effortlessly reduce their breathing rate to a "therapeutic zone" of less than 10 breaths per minute. The breathing exercises with RESPeRATE relax the constricted muscles surrounding the small blood vessels, allowing the blood to flow more freely and yielding a significant and lasting reduction of blood pressure within weeks.

Luminex (Austin, Texas) reported the commercial release of xPONENT 3.1 data acquisition software. Launched for use on Luminex 100 and Luminex 200 systems, xPONENT 3.1 includes more than 65 new features designed to benefit scientists and laboratory professionals across research and clinical diagnostic markets in simplifying laboratory workflow and increasing productivity. Luminex simultaneously announced that it has added xPONENT 3.1 to its FDA-cleared Luminex 100 and 200 systems for use in clinical diagnostic applications.

Neuisys Imaging System Solutions (Greensboro, North Carolina) received FDA clearance of the NeuViz 16 Multi-Slice Computed Tomography (CT) system. "The NeuViz 16 is a state-of-the-art CT system that provides superior performance for the price and provides the clinical benefits of routine, sub-millimeter resolution, volume imaging and low-dose protocols," said President/CEO Kim Russell. "The NeuViz 16 packs a tremendous amount of technology into a very economical footprint and is the perfect solution for diagnostic imaging centers and community hospitals that plan to upgrade from older single or multi-slice CT systems to 16-slice CT as well as a wide array of specialist physician groups considering in-office CT including urologists, gastroenterologists, pulmonologists, surgeons, and oncologists."

Oridion Systems (Needham, Massachusetts) reported FDA clearance for the Capnostream 20 Monitor with Integrated Pulmonary Index. The Integrated Pulmonary Index uses sophisticated algorithms to integrate the real time measures and interactions of four complex parameters – end tidal CO2 (EtCO2), respiration rate, pulse rate and SpO2 (oxygen saturation) into a single index value. The result is displayed on a scale from 1-10, where 10 indicates optimal pulmonary status. The company claims that by using the Integrated Pulmonary Index, clinicians can quickly and easily assess a patient's ventilation status and monitor a patient's changing condition, thus facilitating more timely interventions to reduce patient risk and improve outcomes.

RF Code (Austin, Texas) has introduced a dry contact tag that provides the freedom to monitor dry contact devices without the deployment and cost limitations of traditional wired solutions. Dry contact devices have terminals that are normally either "closed" or "open" to indicate that a condition is normal—for example, that a chiller's Freon is at acceptable levels. When something happens to affect that, such a drop in the Freon level, the dry contact terminals either close or open, depending on which is the abnormal state for that device. The R130 Dry Contact Tag has two twisted wires to enable connection to a dry contact device. Once connected, the R130 will monitor and report the open and closed states of the device.

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