bioMerieux' HLA-DR donor detection kit registered:
This article was originally published in Clinica
bioMerieux's HLA-DR Oligo Detection Kit has been registered by the French health authorities. The microtitre plate, reverse hybridisation assay, for selecting non-related organ and bone marrow transplant donors, combines 24 DNA probes for the detection of over 50 DRB 1,3,4 and 5 specificities. Total test time is 90 minutes. Peel-Freez Clinical Systems (US) has been given exclusive distribution rights for the kit in the US, Canada and Mexico, under a three-year contract. Meanwhile, US clinical trials of the assay are under way.