Navigation Links
National Jewish Health and Roche Diagnostics Corporation Reach Agreement to Pursue Environmental Molecular Diagnostics Opportunities

DENVER, Sept. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- National Jewish Health and Roche Diagnostics Corporation have reached a strategic agreement to pursue opportunities in the growing field of molecular diagnostics. This partnership will combine National Jewish's expertise in clinical testing and care for patients with respiratory and environmental diseases with Roche's state-of-the-art technology to bring new diagnostic solutions to the market.

The two companies are initially collaborating on the introduction of a consumer product to test indoor air quality. The Family Air Care(TM) product will measure indoor allergens from cats, dogs, cockroaches, dust mites and mold. It will target 40 million Americans with allergic rhinitis and 20 million with asthma, many of whom suffer exacerbations from indoor allergens. Roche is supplying technology and assays to evaluate the level of mold in an indoor environment, and National Jewish is developing testing platforms and protocols using the Roche technology. Roche, the world's largest biotech company, is also a leading research-focused healthcare group in the fields of pharmaceuticals and diagnostics. Testing will be implemented in the Molecular Diagnostics lab of Advanced Diagnostic Laboratories, a National Jewish referral lab well known for its excellence in specialized testing. The Family Air Care(TM) Indoor Allergens and Mold test kit will be available in fall 2008.

"National Jewish and Roche both recognize molecular diagnostics as an important and growing field. We have decided to pool our complementary expertise to bring new solutions to market that better serve consumers with allergy and asthma," said David Tinkelman, MD, Vice President of Health Initiatives at National Jewish. "Because one out of every two American households has someone suffering from allergies and/or asthma, we believe the Family Air Care(TM) assessment is a tremendous initial product for our partnership."

"Roche is committed to leveraging our diagnostic technologies and expertise to bring more accurate and efficient offerings to the field of environmental health," said Lonnie Shoff, Senior Vice President of Roche Applied Science in the United States. "Our relationship with National Jewish is an example of that commitment, and an important step in our plans to bring future solutions to this market."

National Jewish has also reached agreements with EcoBrokers International and the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors to assist in distribution and marketing of the Family Air Care(TM) test kit. Green Depot, the nation's leading retail source for environmentally friendly building supplies, will also offer the Family Air Care(TM) test kit online and at its retail outlets along the East Coast.

SOURCE National Jewish Health
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine technology :

1. Vicus Therapeutics to Present at the 234th American Chemical Society National Meeting in Boston, MA
2. National Stem Cell Holding, Inc. Discovers Non-Embryonic Biomaterials that Promote Tissue Repair
3. Intellect Neurosciences, Inc. to Present Data on Alzheimers Vaccine at 13th International Congress of Immunology Conference
4. Paper in International Journal of Oncology Reports Alfacells ONCONASE(R) Suppresses Intracellular Oxidative Stress
5. Ozarelix Phase 2 Data Presented at 29th Congress of the Societe Internationale dUrologie
6. Anadys Pharmaceuticals Presents Preclinical Results on ANA598, a Non-Nucleoside Inhibitor of the NS5B Polymerase, at the 14th International Symposium on Hepatitis C Virus and Related Viruses
7. Public Forum to Discuss Addiction as a Treatable Disease and Highlight National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month
8. K-State Researchers Bringing Expertise to Kansas City Symposium on Disease and National Security
9. International Expert Group Initiates Largest Multi-center Phase III Trial to Evaluate NeuroAid(TM) in Stroke Recovery
10. September is National Pain Awareness Month
11. Virogenomics, Inc. Awarded $2 Million National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Advanced Technology Program Grant to Develop Integrated Diagnostic Biosensors
Post Your Comments:
(Date:11/26/2015)... 2015 ) ... "2016 Future Horizons and Growth Strategies in ... Supplier Shares, Country Segment Forecasts, Competitive Intelligence, ... --> ) has announced ... Horizons and Growth Strategies in the French ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... November 26, 2015 ... universitetssjukhus ser potential att använda SyMRI för ... för patienter med multipel skleros (MS) ... med SyntheticMR AB för att kunna använda ... sjukhuset. Med SyMRI kan man generera flera ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... , November 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ ... --> adds "Global ... and "Investigation Report on China Repaglinide ... 2021 forecasts data and information to ... . --> ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:11/26/2015)... ... ... Indosoft Inc., developer and distributor of the world-class Asterisk based contact center ... reliability. , The new Q-Suite 6 platform is based on the latest Java Enterprise ... a specific piece of software for many key components of the suite. Much of ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... , ... November 25, 2015 , ... ... has been recognized once again for its stellar workplace culture with the company’s ... , Medical Solutions’ Cincinnati office was named a finalist in Cincinnati ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... (PRWEB) , ... November 25, 2015 , ... For the ... companies’ “ Two Organizations, One Beat ” campaign. The partnership between the two groups ... to aid in MAP International’s cause. , MAP International was founded in 1954 and ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... ... November 25, 2015 , ... Wimbledon Health Partners, the industry ... Wimbledon Athletics Facebook page to educate the public, parents and school athletic ... 2,000 people under the age of 25 die from sudden cardiac arrest every ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... ... November 25, 2015 , ... Beddit® has launched a new ... systems. The new app features a more intuitive SleepScore™ that rates sleep quality on ... slept. The SleepScore is created by a proprietary algorithm. Beddit analyzes the data to ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):