Bio-Rad Announces FDA Clearance of its BioPlex 2200 ToRC IgM Assay


Product Press Release

HERCULES, CA – July 6, 2017 – Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE: BIO and BIOb), a global provider of life science research and clinical diagnostic products, today announced FDA clearance for its BioPlex 2200 ToRC IgM Assay.

The BioPlex 2200 ToRC IgM Assay is a fully automated assay for the detection of IgM class antibodies to Toxoplasma gondii, rubella, and cytomegalovirus (CMV) offered in a multiplexed panel. When used together with the BioPlex 2200 System, the BioPlex 2200 ToRC assays, both the IgG and IgM, provide a rapid and comprehensive prenatal testing solution for three of the most clinically significant diseases. Toxoplasma gondii, rubella, and CMV are pathogens commonly associated with congenital diseases and therefore tested during the first trimester of pregnancy.

"The launch of the BioPlex 2200 ToRC IgM panel complements the existing BioPlex 2200 ToRC IgG Assay and provides laboratories with a full serological profile for these markers in an efficient multiplex format," said John Hertia, Bio-Rad President, Clinical Diagnostics Group.

The release of the BioPlex 2200 ToRC IgM Assay is the latest offering for the BioPlex 2200 System, a fully automated multiplex platform. The BioPlex 2200 System provides clinical laboratories the capability to rapidly process or "multiplex" multiple individual tests that are traditionally processed separately, conserving patient sample volume and simplifying workflow.

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