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Multiple Independent Studies Report on Use of Cylex's Immune Cell Function Assay in Postoperative Monitoring of Kidney, Liver, and Heart Transplant Recipients
Date:5/30/2008

Thirteen different studies, which included the use of ImmuKnow(R) to assess immune cell function, will be presented at the annual American Transplant

Congress

COLUMBIA, Md., May 30 /PRNewswire/ -- On Saturday, May 31 through Tuesday, June 3, at the annual American Transplant Congress (ATC) in Toronto, Canada, a total of 13 presentations will either report specifically on studies of the use of the ImmuKnow assay or will include information on the use of this assay in monitoring kidney, liver, and heart transplant patients over time.

Since it was initially cleared as an in vitro diagnostic technique to detect cell-mediated immunity (CMI) in adult patient populations undergoing immunosuppressive therapy for organ transplantation, understanding of the possible applications of the Cylex(TM) ImmuKnow assay (in clinical practice and in the clinical research setting) has continued to expand. Selected institutions are expected to issue their own detailed media information about individual studies (highlighted in bold type below). However, the full list of studies that is known to either focus on or include explicit reference to use of the ImmuKnow assay for CMI is as follows:

Saturday, May 31, 2008

-- "Is infection in heart transplant patients related to low immune cell

function or low white blood cell count or both?" (B. Pavlovic

Surjancev, P. Lingam, N. Patel, et al.) -- poster presentation, 5:30

p.m. - 7:00 p.m. (Poster Session: Heart Transplantation I)

This study, from Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, IL,

assesses relative values of cell-mediated immunity, white blood cell

count, and lymphocyte count in monitoring 26 heart transplant patients

of whom 15 had various infections.

-- "Sirolimus (SRL) blunts mitogen response at trough (C0) levels more

than cyclosporine (CSA) or tacrolimus (TAC) -- a saf
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