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Food-Safety Testing Gets a Much-Needed Makeover

Food poisoning. The impact on consumers can range from an inconvenient bout of gastrointestinal discomfort to hospitalization or even death. Every year in the U.S., one in six people suffers a food-related illness. Foodborne pathogens were responsible for 3,000 deaths reported in the U.S. in 2013. To help protect consumers, food producers and manufacturers follow rules promulgated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and test food for pathogens.… Read More »

Rheonix Receives Fast-Track Grant from National Institutes of Health to Simplify HIV Testing

ITHACA, N.Y. — Rheonix, Inc., a developer of fully automated molecular testing solutions, has received a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I Fast-Track grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to complete the development of a fully automated self-confirming assay that can simultaneously detect HIV/AIDS antibodies and viral RNA in a single specimen. The Rheonix system will simplify HIV testing and eliminate the need for multiple patient visits… Read More »

Rheonix Executive Named a Fellow of National Academy of Clinical Biochemistry

ITHACA, N.Y. — Richard A. Montagna, Ph.D., senior vice president for scientific and clinical affairs at Rheonix Inc., a developer of fully automated molecular diagnostics solutions, has been accepted as a Fellow of the National Academy of Clinical Biochemistry (NACB). Fellowship in NACB is open to members of the American Association of Clinical Chemistry (AACC) who are doctoral-level clinical scientists. Fellows must hold American Board of Clinical Chemistry or equivalent board… Read More »

Rheonix Invited to Present at ‘The Future of In-Vitro Diagnostics’ Conference hosted by Siemens

ITHACA, N.Y. – March 24, 2014 - Rheonix, Inc., a developer of fully automated molecular testing solutions, announced today that it has been invited to exhibit at “The Future of In-Vitro Diagnostics.” The exclusive conference, held April 10, 2014 in Menlo Park/Palo Alto, CA, is hosted by Siemens Venture Capital, the investment arm of Siemens, and Siemens Healthcare. The fifth annual conference brings together over 100 CEOs and CTOs, investors, key… Read More »

Rheonix Further Expands Intellectual Property Portfolio with Six Patents for Its Microfluidic Systems

ITHACA, N.Y. — Rheonix Inc., a developer of fully automated molecular diagnostics solutions, has been granted six additional patents for its core microfluidic device, the Chemistry and Reagent Device, or CARD® . One patent was issued Feb. 11, while the other five have been allowed but not yet issued. The Rheonix CARD is a disposable cartridge the size of a credit card that runs multiple samples simultaneously without user intervention. Once… Read More »

Rheonix Develops Channel-Free Microfluidic Technology for Molecular Testing

ITHACA, N.Y. — Rheonix, Inc., a developer of fully automated molecular testing solutions, has created a channel-free microfluidic device, the Rheonix Smart FilmCARD™. The Smart FilmCARD would be the first microfluidic device in the diagnostics industry with no channels included in its design, a breakthrough that will significantly decrease the research, development and production costs of microfluidic solutions and allow sophisticated diagnostic tests to become more widely available. The Smart… Read More »

Rheonix Establishes “Innovation Center” to Accelerate Commercialization Efforts

ITHACA, N.Y. — Rheonix Inc., a developer of fully automated molecular testing solutions, has established the Rheonix Innovation Center to allow the company to continue to develop core technology within its expansive intellectual property portfolio. The center is adjacent to the company’s new headquarters in Ithaca, N.Y. Employees within the center will be tasked with applying Rheonix’s technical capabilities to solving molecular testing challenges outside the traditional scope of automated molecular… Read More »

Rheonix Inc. Raises $14 Million to Scale Manufacturing for 2014 Product Launch

ITHACA, N.Y. — Rheonix Inc., a developer of fully automated molecular testing solutions, raised $14 million in a combination of debt and equity investments to complete a manufacturing build out and launch its first commercial product. The funds will be used to expand the company’s physical operations to produce consumables and systems to fulfill Rheonix’s joint development agreement with Life Technologies Corp. and for the commercialization of its first clinical,… Read More »

Rheonix to Use $14M Financing to Support Life Tech Food Testing Pact, Build Own MDx Test Menu

With $14 MILLION in debt and equity financing in hand, molecular diagnostics firm Rheonix is planning to expand both its physical footprint and molecular testing product portfolio in the coming year, company president Tony Eisenhut said this week. First, Rheonix is already in the process of building out new manufacturing facilities just down the street from its current Ithaca, NY, headquarters, primarily to enable it to produce consumables and systems to… Read More »

Rheonix Executive to Address Effects of Automated Molecular Diagnostic Solutions on Laboratory Workflow

ITHACA, N.Y. — Genetic testing laboratories currently face constraints such as complex sample preparation, complicated workflow and long waits for test results. Molecular diagnostics executive Richard Montagna, Ph.D., vice president for scientific affairs for Rheonix Inc., an Ithaca-based developer of an automated molecular testing platform, will present ways to overcome some of these challenges and provide cost-effective molecular diagnostics for personalized medicine at an international conference later this month. “We are… Read More »
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