LONDON – 30 April 2013 - Based on its recent analysis of the autoimmune disease diagnostics market, Frost & Sullivan recognises Euro Diagnostica AB with the 2013 Europe Product Differentiation Excellence Award.
“Euro Diagnostica offers a range of high-quality enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) kits for autoimmune diagnostics,” noted Frost & Sullivan Senior Research Analyst Srinivas Sashidhar. “Together with world class scientists Euro Diagnostica has been the first to develop and produce the gold standard testing for autoantibodies to citrullinated proteins/peptide (anti-CCP autoantibodies) for rheumatoid arthritis through its anti-CCP2 ELISA kit Immunoscan CCPlus®.”
In addition, Euro Diagnostica has been the first to develop anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies (ANCA) tests for diagnosing systemic vasculitis and related diseases. Wieslab® Capture ANCA ELISA is based on the capture technique developed by Euro Diagnostica to better optimise antigen presentation.
“Clinical evaluation of capture assays for determining PR3 ANCA shows that this format has a higher diagnostic sensitivity for detecting patients with potentially life threatening granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA), compared with the direct coating method or indirect immunofluorescence,” remarked Sashidhar.
Another unique product line is the Euro Diagnostica complement test system, Wieslab® Complement ELISA that consists of functional assessments of all three pathways - classical, alternative and lectin - in a simple and accurate ELISA format. Assessment of the three pathways can be carried out with separate ELISA kits or in a combined kit.
Euro Diagnostica, as a partner of Dynex, has harmonised all ELISA tests to the DSX and DS2 platform. Earlier this year, the company also added EULISA tests to its existing product line for autoimmune diagnostics.
“All the diagnostic products developed by Euro Diagnostica are compatible and customised for clinical autoimmunology, microbiology, and immunochemistry laboratories,” stated Sashidhar. “The Dynex instrument is an open and flexible diagnostic solution, which can be tailored for a range of autoimmune diseases, including localised and systemic diseases.
Additionally, Euro Diagnostica also offers top-quality, cost-effective customised coating services for the tests. For example the ready-to-use ELISA EUwell Streptavidin plates, in-house developed and manufactured by Euro Diagnostica are optimised for coating and blocking volume and highest uniformity. Euro Diagnostica also develops and manufactures a number of unique purified antigens and antibodies.
“Euro Diagnostica’s broad product portfolio successfully addresses the needs of its target market,” said Sashidhar. “For instance, the harmonisation of the tests with the Dynex instruments and other similar ELISA robots shows that they meet demands pertaining to reproducibility and the linearity of results in line with the comparative tests.”
Each year, Frost & Sullivan presents this award to the company that has demonstrated excellence in developing products with unique features/functionality, quality/complexity, that support customisation and are matched to target markets needs. The company has also excelled in achieving superior brand perception of the uniqueness of its products.
Frost & Sullivan Best Practices awards recognise companies in a variety of regional and global markets for demonstrating outstanding achievement and superior performance in areas such as leadership, technological innovation, customer service, and strategic product development. Industry analysts compare market participants and measure performance through in-depth interviews, analysis, and extensive secondary research to identify best practices in the industry.
Euro Diagnostica - a leader in autoimmunity testing provides complete diagnostic solutions and offers also customized coating services. Wieslab Lab Services, an integral part of Euro Diagnostica, offers testing services for most autoimmune diseases.
During the last two decades, our world class scientists have been the first to develop and produce top quality ELISA kits for ANCA, anti-CCP, Chromogranin and Complement assays, which are now in use all over the world.
Euro Diagnostica combines a long tradition in R&D with a commitment to quality. Euro Diagnostica’s goal is to constantly develop solutions to aid clinicians in diagnosis, prognosis, monitoring and treatment of autoimmune and related diseases.
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