Thermo Fisher Scientific has now added the CE/IVD marked Cascadion SM Immunosuppressants (ISD) Panel to its European offering of pre-validated assays for the Thermo Scientific Cascadion SM Clinical Analyzer. The company says: “Clinical laboratories can now access a complete system developed to enable simultaneous testing of cyclosporine A, everolimus, sirolimus and tacrolimus from a single whole blood sample aspiration using gold standard liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) technology. The Cascadion analyser aspirates whole blood directly from qualified, de-capped blood collection tubes without the need for any manual pre-treatment steps. The Cascadion SM Clinical Analyzer with pre-validated assays offers clinical laboratories a fully automated system, providing multiple benefits for boosting laboratory efficiency and productivity. Pre-defined assay parameters and reagents on all Cascadion systems allow for standardization of testing conditions and results, while load up and walkaway operation can be performed by any qualified laboratory personnel with minimal training.”
“Clinical laboratories need ISD assays that can deliver reliable and consistent results to aid efficient patient management“
Vice president and general manager of Thermo Fisher Scientific, Bill Östman, said: "Clinical laboratories need ISD assays that can deliver reliable and consistent results to aid efficient patient management. The new Cascadion SM Immunosuppressants Panel is designed to do just that, demonstrating our commitment to expanding the capabilities of the Cascadion SM Clinical Analyzer to address our customers' most pressing analytical and clinical requirements."