Gyros platform enters leading US Clinical Research Organization

16-Mar-2010

CEDRA Corporation, a division of Worldwide Clinical Trials, invests in Gyrolab workstation.

Gyros AB, a leader in the automation of miniaturized immunoassays, confirmed today that CEDRA Corporation has become the first North American Clinical Research Organization to incorporate a GyrolabTM xP workstation into their offering for the biopharmaceutical industry.

The workstation will be used specifically for ligand binding assays at CEDRA’s bioanalytical research laboratory in Austin, Texas. Conventional, multi-step assay formats will be transformed into fully automated, integrated procedures performed at the nanoliter scale thus substantially boosting efficiency and productivity.

William Nowatzke, Ph.D., Director, Ligand Binding Assay Group, CEDRA Corporation explained: “A key driver to our business is the dedication to staying on the forefront of technology. This investment addresses key areas of speed, strength and specificity in instrumentation and represents our dedication to enhancing the capabilities offered to the biopharmaceutical research industry. We are investing in the highest performance system available; its flow-through format shortens analysis time, reduces sample matrix effects and minimizes sample consumption.”

CEDRA joins a steadily increasing number of laboratories in biopharmaceutical, contract research and contract manufacturing companies that have recognized the unique advantages of the Gyros platform. Erik Walldén, CEO at Gyros, added: “We are extremely pleased that leaders in the biotherapeutic industry are acknowledging the significant gains in productivity offered by our immunoassay solution. In fact, we now have a substantial proportion of our clients running multiple systems. Our open technology format enables clients to transfer their established ELISA assays easily and smoothly onto a faster, more efficient platform and to develop and optimize new immunoassays within days rather than weeks.”


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Notes to editors:
About Gyros (www.gyros.com)

Gyros AB is the world leader in utilization of microfluidic technologies to miniaturize and automate immunoassays. The GyrosTM immunoassay platform increases productivity and efficiency during development of biotherapeutics and vaccines, saving time and labor. Major biopharmaceutical companies and their service providers utilize the Gyros platform to boost time-critical workflows and meet increasing regulatory demands.

Spanning the entire spectrum of immunoassays, the platform cuts the time to result significantly. Faster development times, and unattended running of assays at nano-liter scale, save labor and sample. The ease of assay transfer between sites and from development to regulated environments is unsurpassed in the industry.

The company is based in Uppsala, Sweden and has regional sales and support offices in the USA and Europe, and a growing network of distributors.