Exact Diagnostics, a Bio-Rad Laboratories Company, Announces the Launch of EDX Respiratory Panel Control for Use with Molecular-Based Clinical Assays


HERCULES, Calif. – Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE: BIO and BIOb), a global leader of life science research and clinical diagnostic products, today announced that Exact Diagnostics, a company that Bio-Rad acquired in the third quarter of 2019, has launched EDX RP Positive Run Control, an unassayed external quality control intended to monitor the performance of clinical respiratory assays.

Routine use of EDX RP Positive Run Control allows laboratories to meet their individualized quality control goals, including evaluation of reagent lot changes and new shipments. In addition it monitors multiple identical devices and provides an assessment of different personnel and locations.

The EDX RP Positive Run Control contains 22 respiratory analytes that are internally value-assigned using Bio-Rad’s Digital Droplet PCR technology. The new multiplex control is a combination of whole, intact virus and bacteria samples that have been heated or chemically inactivated, as well as synthetic RNA transcripts. The control is designed to test the entire process of a molecular assay including extraction, detection, and amplification. EDX RP Positive Run Control is the first multi-analyte control to target 22 analytes in a single vial, which can save laboratories time and space on their instruments.

Exact Diagnostics is a leader in developing and manufacturing a broad range of innovative molecular diagnostics products designed to meet the quality control needs of clinical labs and assay manufacturers. By providing quality products and services to clinical laboratories and manufacturers, Exact Diagnostics enhances patient care by helping to ensure the validity of diagnostic and screening tests results. For more information on this product and other Exact Diagnostic products, please visit exactdiagnostics.com.

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