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Rheonix Scientist Addresses Challenges of Microfluidic IVD Product Commercialization

ITHACA, N.Y. – The discovery and development of microfluidic sensors hold great promise for the design of revolutionary diagnostic devices capable of complex analysis, in a disposable format, with minimal user intervention. However, many devices in this category have faced challenges to their widespread adoption. Rheonix Inc., an Ithaca-based developer of an automated molecular testing platform, has successfully navigated the technological hurdles and solved many of the challenges in this area.… Read More »

Rheonix Inc. Names Frank Gill Vice President of Manufacturing

ITHACA, N.Y. –– Rheonix Inc., developer of automated molecular diagnostic platforms and consumables, has added Frank Gill as vice president of manufacturing. In this role, Gill will be responsible for formulating and executing the company’s operations strategy as it scales from prototype volumes to fully automated production of life science and in vitro diagnostics products. Gill will oversee manufacturing of Rheonix instrument platforms, reagent kits, and the Rheonix CARD® system, a… Read More »

Rheonix Executive to Address Costs and Benefits of Genetic Testing

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 »

Rheonix Expands Intellectual Property Portfolio with U.S. Patent for a Fully Automated Molecular Platform

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. When used… Read More »

Rheonix Inc. Adds Key Management Team Members

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 »

Industry experts respond to questions about the state of laboratory technology today

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 »

Bill Colston Appointed to Rheonix Inc. Board of Directors

ITHACA, N.Y. – Rheonix Inc., developer of automated molecular diagnostic platforms and consumables, has appointed Bill Colston, Ph.D., to its board of directors. Colston, former CEO of QuantaLife Inc., led the development and product launch of Droplet Digital PCR™, a genetic analysis system for quantifying DNA molecules, until his company was acquired by Bio-Rad Laboratories in 2011. As QuantaLife CEO, Colston raised multiple rounds of private funding and grew the company… Read More »

Rheonix Highlights First Fully Automated FFPE KRAS-Biomarker Assay at BIO International Convention

Ithaca, NY, June 14, 2012 – Rheonix, Inc. today announced that it will present data on its fully automated KRAS CARD™, the newest oncology application of the Company’s powerful molecular diagnostic platform. The KRAS CARD is designed to detect somatic mutations of the KRAS oncogene from either fresh or formaldehyde fixed-paraffin embedded (FFPE) tissue samples automatically on the EncompassMDx™ system. Patients undergoing colorectal cancer therapy are commonly screened, utilizing a… Read More »

Rheonix, Inc. Announces Novel Microarray Production Technology to Support Multiplexed Endpoint Detection of Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms

Ithaca, NY – December 15, 2011 – Rheonix today announced that it has completed development of a novel microarray production technology to create a high-fidelity microarray, the Hy-Fi Microarray™. HyFi Microarrays provide simple, multiplexed end point detection for molecular assays and, in particular, a novel method to detect single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) on the Rheonix CARD® system. While Rheonix intends to apply this proprietary microarray technology to improve SNP detection,… Read More »

Rheonix, Inc. Appoints Vice President of Operations and Quality Manager

Ithaca, NY – November 16, 2011 – Rheonix today announced the appointment of two individuals—Tom Karpen as Vice President of Operations overseeing engineering, production and quality teams and Terry Howell as Quality Manager. These two new members to the management team will be instrumental as the Company moves toward commercialization of its Rheonix CARD® system, a powerful automated microfluidic platform capable of analyzing raw clinical samples in a variety of… Read More »
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