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Renal Testing on the Randox Evidence Series

The Evidence Series of Immunoassay analysers consists of four revolutionary Biochip Array Technology platforms including the Evidence, Evolution, MulitSTAT and Investigator. These analysers can be used in multiple applications including; Clinical Diagnostics, Drug Development, Forensic Toxicology, Food Diagnostics, Academic Research and Veterinary Testing.

Powered by Biochip Array Technology (BAT), the Evidence series is a precise multiplex testing platform allowing for the simultaneous quantitative or qualitative detection of a wide range of analytes from a single sample.

It provides a unique platform for assessment of biological samples in a rapid, accurate and easy to use format.

Based on ELISA principles, the biochip is a solid-state device with discrete test sites onto which antibodies specific to different targets are immobilised and stabilised. Competitive chemiluminescent immunoassays are then employed, offering a highly sensitive screen.

Biochip Array Technology uniquely offers immunoassay diagnostic testing for simultaneous multi-analyte biomarker detection. After addition of a single patient sample to the biochip, analytes present in the sample bind to the specific biochip bound ligands. The degree of binding is determined using a chemiluminescent light source and quantified using a Charge Coupled Device (CCD) camera and imaging system.

Each biochip has up to 49 Discrete Test Regions (DTR’s) each detecting a different biomarker. This means that up to 44 tests can be carried out simultaneously. The additional DTR’s are reserved for internal quality control and visual reference, a unique Biochip Array Technology feature.

Drug Toxicity

Our Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) panel can help in the application of patient safety monitoring in the detection of drug toxicity during the clinical trial phases. The detection of drug toxicity in the early stages of a clinical trial is critical to ensure not only patient safety but also saves valuable time and resources in drug development. This is also important in saving valuable research funding with phase I, II & III costing upwards of $30-40 Million1.

Acute Kidney Injury

  • Osteopontin – OPN
  • Serum creatinine – Creatinine
  • Serum cystatin-C – Cystatin-C
  • Kidney injury Molecule-I – KIM-I
  • Urinary neutrophil gelatinase associated lipocalin – NGAL

Randox’s AKI panel is available as a single sample test on our Biochip Array Technology on our Evidence Investigator Immunoassay Analyser. With a throughput of up to 2376 test per hour, the Evidence Investigator is the perfect platform to detect Acute Kidney Injury, a strong indicator of early stage drug toxicity.

The importance of Renal testing has become ever more prevalent due to the increase of several factors that can lead to chronic kidney disease (CKD) with more evidence demonstrating that AKI can initiate the development or accelerate the progression of CKD2. CKD affects 1 in 10 people worldwide and is incurable, causing patients to need lifelong care3. According to the National Kidney Foundation, the two main causes of CKD are Diabetes and high blood pressure.4. The World Health Organisation estimated that 8.5% of adults aged 18 years and older had diabetes in 2014 and of the 422 million people in the world with type 1 and 2 diabetes, 20-30% will develop diabetic nephropathy, also known as diabetic kidney disease – the leading cause of renal failure in the world5. With this in mind it is vitally important to get tested right away especially if you suffer from diabetes, hypertension or have a family history of kidney failure. Our CKD 7-plex and 4-plex arrays developed in collaboration with National University of Galway demonstrate that a multi-marker approach holds promise for early CKD detection, discrimination of progressive CKD stages and prediction of renal decline.

Chronic Kidney Disease I:

  • Fatty Acid Binding Protein I – FABPI
  • Soluble Tumour Necrosis Factor Receptor I – sTNFR I
  • Soluble Tumour Necrosis Factor Receptor II – sTNFR II
  • Macrophage Inflammatory Protein Iα – MIP-Iα
  • Interleukin-8 – IL-8
  • Epidermal Growth Factor – EGF
  • D-Dimer

Chronic Kidney Disease II:

  • Complement C3a Des Arginine – C3a des Arg
  • C-Reactive Protein – CRP
  • Neutrophil Gelatinase Associated Lipocalin – NGAL
  • Cystatin C

References

  1. (2018). How much do clinical trials for drugs cost?. [online] Available at: https://www.quora.com/How-much-do-clinical-trials-for-drugs-cost [Accessed 10 Jul. 2018].
  2. Hartung, T. (2018). Food for Thought Look Back in Anger – What Clinical Studies Tell Us About Preclinical Work. [online] PubMed Central (PMC). Available at: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3790571/ [Accessed 10 Jul. 2018].
  3. com. (2018). Chronic Kidney Disease: The Silent Killer – Path Medical. [online] Available at: https://pathmedical.com/ckd-the-silent-killer/ [Accessed 10 Jul. 2018].
  4. National Kidney Foundation. (2018). About Chronic Kidney Disease. [Online] Avaiable at: https://www.kidney.org/atoz/content/about-chronic-kidney-disease [Accessed 10 Jul. 2018]
  5. World Health Organisation. (2018) Diabetes. [Online] Available at: http://www.who.int/en/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/diabetes [Accessed 10 Jul. 2018]

For more information on any of the Evidence Series analysers, please visit https://www.randox.com/evidence-series/ or contact us evidenceseries@randox.com.

 

 

 


The Evidence Series: What is it and how is it changing the diagnostic landscape forever?

Having developed the patented Biochip Array Technology following £250 million investment in diagnostic research and development, we needed a platform that allowed Biochip Array Technology capabilities to be showcased. Step forward the Evidence Series.

The series includes the Evidence, the Evidence Evolution, the Evidence Investigator and the Evidence MultiSTAT. Each analyser has been designed and built with boundary pushing engineering, to ensure financial, labour and time savings for the end user.

Have a read below of the overview of each analyser in the Evidence Series

Evidence Evolution

The world’s first fully automated random-access biochip testing platform, the Evidence Evolution is the world’s most advanced immunoanalyser. With the capability to process up to 2,640 tests per hour, the Evidence Evolution offers complete system integration, as well as the most comprehensive test menu on the market.

Evidence

As the world’s first Biochip Array Technology system, the Evidence immunoanalyser has revolutionised laboratory screening worldwide. With the capability to process 3,960 tests per hour and a sample capacity of 360, the Evidence is ideal for use in a high throughput laboratory.

Evidence Investigator

The Evidence Investigator is a compact, semi-automated benchtop immunoanalyser that offers efficient and comprehensive testing across a range of applications including clinical diagnostics, molecular, toxicology and food diagnostics. The Evidence Investigator boasts a throughput of up to 2,376 tests per hour, offering efficiency without compromising on accuracy.

Evidence MultiSTAT

The Evidence MultiSTAT is a fully automated immunoanalyser that enables on-site simultaneous detection of up to 44 analytes from a single sample of oral fluid, urine or blood. With a three-step process and results generated in less than 20 minutes, the Evidence MultiSTAT is an ideal solution for those with no knowledge of laboratory procedures and offers a throughput of up to 132 tests per hour.

About the Randox Evidence Series

The Evidence Series is set to revolutionise diagnostic testing forever. Offering unrivalled capabilities across all analysers, we truly believe that the Evidence Series range of immunoassay analysers can meet your diagnostic testing capabilities.

For more information on any of the Evidence Series analysers, please visit https://www.randox.com/evidence-series/ or contact us evidenceseries@randox.com.

 

 

 


Sir AP McCoy and father of late “King of Heswall” team up for Randox Health Week

Almost a year to the day of the tragic death of the “King of Heswall” Tim Cogley, his father will be joined by some of the UK’s best-known sports stars at an event in Liverpool to raise awareness of how lives can be saved through improving access to earlier routine health screening.

On April 9th 2017 Tim, who was only 34-years old, suffered a fatal heart attack due to a genetic condition which could have been managed had it been diagnosed earlier. It spurred his father, Frank Cogley, to set up a charity to raise awareness of the importance of health checks for young people.

He’ll be joined at the free Randox Health Week event in Exchange Station on 11th April by legendary jockey Sir AP McCoy, champion boxer Paul Smith and Olympic sailor Matt McGovern. The public will be invited to join the discussions as well.

Frank said: “It’s been recently reported that at least 12 under-35s die from undiagnosed heart conditions every week in the UK. The current lack of routine screening of 18-40-year olds leaves a gaping chasm in our healthcare provision. With our highly motivated partners, through events like this, we hope to redress this through lifestyle changes and preventative medical programmes. The ‘Tim Cogley Cardiac Screening Foundation’ is committed to delivering positive, action-focused and life-changing programmes. I can’t imagine a legacy more in tune with the generous, kind and supportive person that was Tim!”

This is the second year that Randox Health Week has been held in the city. The areas of mental health and active cities will be explored on days one and two – the 9th and 10th respectively. On each of the mornings, local athletes Franny Norton and Derry Mathews will be putting pupils to the test with a range of sporting activities at LJMU’s Byrom Street campus.

By working with the city’s leading universities – Liverpool John Moores and Liverpool Hope – cutting-edge innovations in healthcare and emerging trends are being shared with a global audience. One such ground-breaking development is a test for prediabetes which is key to tackling the worldwide threat of preventable cases of Type-2 diabetes. It’s something that legendary jockey Sir Anthony McCoy, also taking part in Wednesday’s talk, has first-hand experience of:

“When I got my first test results back that said I had prediabetes, it floored me. I had never imagined that I, someone who had been a professional athlete all of my life, could develop it. It just goes to show that we’re all vulnerable. I only wish it had been around when it could have helped my mum who lived with Type-2 diabetes for many years. As daunting as it was getting the diagnosis, it’s been empowering to very simply make lifestyle changes to reverse it. This needs to be accessible to everyone – it needs to be on the national diabetes screening programme.”

Dr Peter FitzGerald, Managing Director of Randox Health, commented: “The themes we’re focusing on this week are some of the most important global concerns facing us today – mental health, physical activity and showing people the benefits to being proactive about their health, rather than facing the consequences of preventable sickness. You need look no further than Frank Cogley who is working tirelessly to turn his son’s tragic death into a force for good to see how important this is. With the support from AP McCoy and Paul Smith, we hope this event will inspire many people in the city and beyond.”

Tickets are free and can be reserved at www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/randox-health-week-2018-tickets-43648350391

For further information about Randox Health Week, please contact the Randox PR team by email: randoxpr@randox.com or by phone: 028 9442 2413

 

 

 

 


Biochip Carrier Applications in the Randox Evidence Series

Biochip Array Technology is the fundamental component which drives the Randox Evidence Series immunoanalysers. The simultaneous detection of multiple analytes from a single sample allows for a complete patient profile, providing exceptional time, resource and cost savings.

The Evidence Series analysers all carry the Biochip in different applications. In order to gain a better understanding of how it is utilised, the illustrations below demonstrate how adaptable and flexible the technology is across the Evidence Series.

Evidence Evolution

  • One strip contains 10 biochips
  • Analyser can hold 20 strips
  • Can produce a throughput of up to 2640 tests per hour

Evidence

  • Each cassette contains 10 carriers
  • Each carrier has 9 wells
  • Analyser can hold 4 cassettes at once
  • Can produce a throughput of up to 3960 tests per hour

 Evidence Investigator

  • Analyser holds 1 cartridge
  • 1 cartridge contains 9 wells
  • Thermoshaker capable of carrying 6 cartridges
  • Can produce a throughput of up to 2376 tests per hour

 Evidence MultiSTAT

  • Analyser holds 1 cartridge
  • Cartridge comes pre-loaded with reagents and QC
  • Can produce a throughput of up to 132 tests per hour

 

About the Randox Evidence Series

The Evidence Series is set to revolutionise diagnostic testing forever. Offering unrivalled capabilities across all analysers, we truly believe that the Evidence Series range of immunoassay analysers can meet your diagnostic testing capabilities.

For more information on any of the Evidence Series analysers, visit https://www.randox.com/evidence-series/ or contact us evidenceseries@randox.com.

 

 

 


Evidence MultiSTAT: Fast, Fully Automated and Versatile

The Evidence MultiSTAT is a fully automated immunoanalyser that enables on-site simultaneous detection of up to 44 analytes from a single sample of oral fluid, urine or blood. It requires a small sample volume and generates results in less than 20 minutes. The process from sample entry to results can be completed in 3 simple steps, with minimum room for human error.

The MultiSTAT offers a very simple drug screening solution to those who have no knowledge of laboratory procedures through combining simplicity with cutting-edge innovation. It is this innovative technology that enables the MultiSTAT to be easy to use, yet extremely powerful.

Versatility

Whether testing is needed for new entrants going into prison, or for a drug drive test – the MultiSTAT is adaptable for use across a range of different applications. As an analyser, it can deliver highly accurate and reliable laboratory quality results. Its ability to provide these quickly and over a wide range of substances makes it as flexible as any point of care test. The Evidence MultiSTATs ease of use makes it accessible to all with no previous laboratory experience required.

The Evidence MultiSTAT is a versatile analyser that provides automated drugs screening in a range of settings, such as low throughput laboratories, workplaces and police stations. Using chemiluminescence as a measurement principle, the Evidence MultiSTAT consistently delivers accurate results and offers a highly sensitive way to detect drugs of abuse.

Extensive

The MultiSTAT facilitates on-site simultaneous screening of multiple drug classes, including classical, prescription and synthetic drugs of abuse. Available matrices include oral fluid, with blood and urine coming soon.

Recently, the InfiniPlex for Milk Array has been developed by Randox Food Diagnostics to help the dairy industry improve the global standards of dairy. Complying with 98% of EU regulated antibiotics, InfiniPlex is currently unrivalled in the market with the ability to simultaneously detect anti-parasitics, anti-inflammatories and unauthorised substances found in dairy products from a single sample of raw milk using Biochip Array Technology. With results screened in just under 20 minutes, the Evidence MultiSTAT is ideally suited to the fast-paced nature of the dairy industry.

Developed with the user in mind, no technical expertise is required to use the test and is available on two analysers in the Evidence Series, the Evidence MultiSTAT and Evidence Investigator.

 

About the Randox Evidence Series

The Evidence Series is set to revolutionise diagnostic testing forever. Offering unrivalled capabilities across all analysers, we truly believe that the Evidence Series range of immunoassay analysers can meet your diagnostic testing capabilities.

For more information on the Evidence MultiSTAT, or any of the Evidence Series analysers, visit https://www.randox.com/evidence-series/ or contact us evidenceseries@randox.com.


Powering the Evidence Series – Biochip Array Technology

In 2002, Randox invented a worlds first; Biochip Array Technology, instantly changing the landscape of diagnostic testing forever. Biochip Array Technology is a multi-analyte platform which provides an unrivalled increase in patient information per sample. Instead of a patient sample needing to be subdivided for each test result, or in some cases re-collected, Biochip Array Technology offers a diagnostic patient profile with each patient sample.

How does it work?

Biochip Array Technology is a precision multiplex testing platform allowing for the simultaneous quantitative or qualitative detection of a wide range of analytes from a single sample.

The biochip detection system is based on a chemiluminescent reaction. This is the emission of light, without heat, as a result of a chemical reaction. An enzyme is used to catalyse the chemical reaction on the biochip which generates the chemiluminescent signal. The light emitted from the chemiluminescent reaction that takes place in each DTR is simultaneously detected and quantified using a Charge-Coupled Device (CCD) Camera.

Each biochip has up to 49 Discrete Test Regions (DTR). This means that up to 44 tests can be carried out simultaneously. The additional DTR are reserved for internal quality control and visual reference, a unique Biochip Array Technology feature.

 

How is the technology applied?

With over £250 million invested into Biochip Array Technology research and development, Randox have launched a range of Biochip Array Technology immunoanalysers – The Evidence Series. This includes the Evidence, the Evidence Evolution, the Evidence Investigator and the Evidence MultiSTAT. Each analyser is developed with boundary pushing engineering, designed to make financial, labour and time savings for the end user.

The Evidence Series has truly revolutionised diagnostic testing forever. Offering unrivalled capabilities across all analysers, we truly believe that the Evidence Series range of immunoassay analysers can meet your diagnostic testing capabilities.

 

For more information on any of the Evidence Series, please visit https://www.randox.com/evidence-series/ or contact us evidenceseries@randox.com.


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