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Independent Studies Report on Possible Roles for Cylex's Immune Cell Function Assay in Monitoring of Heart and Lung Transplant Recipients
Date:4/9/2008

Six different studies will report on use of ImmuKnow assay in presentations at the annual meeting of the International Society for Heart and Lung

Transplantation

COLUMBIA, Md., April 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Since it was initially cleared as an in vitro diagnostic technique to detect cell-mediated immunity (CMI) in immune-suppressed adult patients, understanding of the possible applications of the Cylex(TM) ImmuKnow(R) assay (in clinical practice and in the clinical research setting) has been continuously expanding.

On Wednesday, April 9 through Saturday, April 12, at the annual meeting of the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation (ISHLT) Meeting in Boston, MA, an additional six presentations will report on studies of the use of the ImmuKnow assay in a variety of heart and lung transplant recipients:

Thursday, April 10

-- "Use of an immune monitoring assay to distinguish between fungal

colonization and fungal disease in lung transplant recipients"

(S. Husain, J. Pilewski, K. Spichty, et al.) -- oral presentation,

4:15 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. (Oral Session: Management of Emerging Infection

in Heart and Lung Transplantation)

-- "Immune cell function testing for the optimization of the therapeutic

drug monitoring in selected heart transplant patients, a case series"

(T. Ben Gal, V. Yaari, M. Israeli, et al.) -- poster presentation,

5:45 p.m. - 6:45 p.m. (General Posters: Poster Session II)

Friday, April 11

-- "Success of immune monitoring with ImmuKnow (Cylex) to assess

rejection/infectious risk in heart transplantation" (J. A. Kobashigawa,

K. K. Kiyosaki, J. K. Patel, et al.) - oral presentation, 10:45 a.m. --

12:45 p.m. (Oral Session: Can We Predict, Diagnose and Treat Cardiac

Rejection and Vasculopathy Before It's Too Late?)

-- "Assessment of the Cylex ImmuKnow cell fu
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