ITHACA, N.Y. – While advancements in genetic testing have enabled rapid, more sensitive and specific methods to aid in the diagnoses and appropriate treatment of diseases including cancer, hemophilia, sickle cell anemia and cystic fibrosis, such advancements can come at a cost to both health care providers and patients. Molecular diagnostics executive Richard Montagna, Ph.D., vice president for scientific affairs for Rheonix Inc., an Ithaca-based developer of an automated molecular… Read More »
ITHACA, N.Y. –– Rheonix Inc., the developer of automated molecular diagnostic testing platforms, has been issued a patent protecting self-contained instruments for purifying, amplifying, and analyzing one or more target nucleic acid sequences necessary for performing a molecular test. The claims of the patent protect Rheonix’s EncompassMDx™ instrument. The instrument performs a wide range of molecular analyses using the Rheonix CARD® , which received international patent protection in 2012.
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ITHACA, N.Y. –– Rheonix Inc., developer of automated molecular diagnostic platforms and consumables, added two new members to its management team. Steve Pemberton joins the company as vice president of marketing and sales, and Bryan Greene was named director of consumable manufacturing. These appointments will help Rheonix manufacture, launch, market and distribute its EncompassMDx™ molecular platform and associated Rheonix CARD® assays.
“I am very excited we have brought Steve and Bryan… Read More »
How have automation needs changed in the past few years?
Plank: In molecular testing, the desire among labs for greater efficiencies has increased the demand for automation and workflow advancements. More and more, labs are asking for platforms that offer more menu selection with less testing equipment. So the pattern of consolidation of platforms and menus is the same technological evolution we've seen over the last several years in clinical chemistry… Read More »