Navigation Links
Leica Biosystems Receives FDA Approval for the Fully Automated Bond Oracle™ HER2 IHC System on the Leica BOND-MAX

NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, England, April 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

Leica Biosystems, a division of Leica Microsystems, announced that it has received Pre-Market Approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the Leica Bond Oracle HER2 IHC System (Product Code TA9147) with the Leica BOND-MAX, establishing their commitment to developing quality companion diagnostic products. The Leica Bond Oracle HER2 IHC System is a complete solution of ready-to-use reagents, HER2 control slides and Leica BOND-MAX instrumentation, designed to deliver increased diagnostic confidence and drive laboratory efficiency in HER2 IHC testing.

"The Leica Bond Oracle HER2 IHC System demonstrates high concordance to HER2 FISH," comments Arnd Kaldowski, President of Leica Biosystems. "The Leica Bond Oracle HER2 IHC System is validated as a fully-automated HER2 IHC test, and delivers the diagnostic confidence that comes with proven HER2 FISH concordance. With the Oracle system, laboratories also obtain the speed and efficiencies of Leica BOND-MAX instrumentation, delivering more effective workflow management."

The Leica Bond Oracle HER2 IHC System is intended for use on formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded tissue, and can be used simultaneously with all other BOND protocols allowing unparalleled flexibility and workflow efficiency.

In clinical trials the Leica Bond Oracle HER2 IHC System achieved 2x2 concordance of 87.6% and a positive agreement of 93.8% with the Abbott Molecular PathVysion HER2 DNA Probe kit, considered the gold standard for assessment of HER2 status.

Full automation of HER2 IHC testing facilitates decreased process variation, increased protocol standardization and the delivery of consistent results. Confidence is further enhanced by the use of HER2 Control Slides demonstrating 0, 1+, 2+ and 3+ staining. "Use of the 2+ (equivocal) cell line, has the potential to improve assay performance, as this is a sensitive indicator of problems associated with antigen retrieval, primary antibody, or detection system," says Dr. Anthony O'Grady, Beaumont Hospital, Ireland.

Leica Bond Oracle HER2 IHC System is a semi-quantitative immunohistochemical (IHC) assay to determine HER2 (Human Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor 2) oncoprotein status in breast cancer tissue processed for histological evaluation. The Leica Bond Oracle HER2 IHC System is indicated as an aid in the assessment of patients for whom Herceptin® (trastuzumab) treatment is being considered.

Leica Microsystems is a world leader in microscopes and scientific instruments. Founded as a family business in the nineteenth century, the company's history was marked by unparalleled innovation on its way to becoming a global enterprise. Its historically close cooperation with the scientific community is the key to Leica Microsystems' tradition of innovation, which draws on users' ideas and creates solutions tailored to their requirements. At the global level, Leica Microsystems is organized in four divisions, all of which are among the leaders in their respective fields: the Life Science Division, Industry Division, Biosystems Division and Medical Division.

Leica Microsystems' Biosystems Division, also known as Leica Biosystems, offers histopathology laboratories the most extensive product range with appropriate products for each work step in histology and for a high level of productivity in the working processes of the entire laboratory. The company is represented in over 100 countries with 12 manufacturing facilities in 7 countries, sales and service organizations in 19 countries and an international network of dealers. The company is headquartered in Wetzlar, Germany.

For more information contact:

Dean Hutchinson
Marketing Communications Manager
Leica Biosystems Ltd
Balliol Business Park West
Benton Lane
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE12 8EW
Telephone: +44-191-215-0567
Fax: +44-191-215-1152
Direct Line: +44-191-215-4205

SOURCE Leica Microsystems
Copyright©2010 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine technology :

1. China Medical Technologies and Leica Microsystems Announce Collaboration
2. Evergreen Eye Center Introduces Groundbreaking Leica M22 Surgical Microscope for Cataract Surgery to the US
3. Incept BioSystems Initiates First Human Clinical Trial of its SMART Embryo Culture System for In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
4. NEXUS Biosystems Acquires Tecan Groups REMP Sample Management Business
5. NEXUS Biosystems Completes Acquisition of REMP Sample Management Business From Tecan Group
6. Biosystems International Merges With Microbiochips
7. Incept BioSystems Completes First Human Clinical Trial of the SMART Start™ Embryo Culture System and Submits 510(k) Application to the FDA
8. Berg Biosystems and GNS Healthcare Announce Joint Venture - MAP Biosystems
9. Pancreas-targeted siRNA In Vivo Transfection Kit from Altogen Biosystems
10. Reclast(R) Receives US FDA Approval as First and Only Once-Yearly Treatment for Women With Postmenopausal Osteoporosis
11. Indevus Receives Approvable Letter From FDA for VALSTAR(R) for Bladder Cancer Therapy
Post Your Comments:
(Date:11/25/2015)... , Nov. 25, 2015  ARKRAY ... products, continues to provide evidence demonstrating the accuracy of ... World Congress on Insulin Resistance, Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease ... that both the Company,s GLUCOCARD ® 01 meter ... high accuracy requirements. The ability to accurately measure glucose ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... 25, 2015  Trovagene, Inc. (NASDAQ: TROV ), ... Chief Executive Officer Antonius Schuh, Ph.D., is scheduled to ... Annual Piper Jaffray Healthcare Conference. th ... Palace Hotel in New York ... Mr. Schuh will be available for one-on-one meetings during ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... Ohio , Nov. 25, 2015 ... handle hazardous drug preparations (e.g. pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, ... and veterinary technicians). The chapter also covers all ... drugs (e.g., pharmacies, hospitals, other healthcare institutions, patient ... --> --> ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:11/25/2015)... , ... November 25, 2015 , ... ... offering factory direct sauna parts and accessories. , Sauna accessories help improve the ... bather’s style and personality. From basic styles for the purist looking for simplicity ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... ... 2015 , ... Ministers, senior government and UN agencies, representatives ... of Excellence, and public R&D institutions, civil societies and other partners gathered today ... African Network for Drugs and Diagnostics Innovation, ANDI, Stakeholders Meeting. The three- day ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... TX (PRWEB) , ... November 25, 2015 , ... For ... the companies’ “ Two Organizations, One Beat ” campaign. The partnership between the two ... services to aid in MAP International’s cause. , MAP International was founded in 1954 ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... ... November 25, 2015 , ... Lakeview ... the country to celebrate their sobriety and show through pictures what a positive ... after” photos this Thanksgiving with the hashtag #FacesOfGratitude on their Facebook, Twitter, and ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... ... ... On November 25, 2015, officials of Narconon Arrowhead , the drug rehabilitation ... new cutting edge recovery program that has been 50 years in the making. ... with the purpose to free addicts from the symptoms and negative behaviors of addiction. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):