We use cookies to understand how you use our site and to improve your experience. This includes personalizing content and advertising. To learn more, click here. By continuing to use our site, you accept our use of cookies. Cookie Policy.

Features Partner Sites Information LinkXpress
Sign In
Advertise with Us


  Gold Thermo Fisher Scientific provides analytical instruments, lab equipment, specialty diagnostics, reagents and integrat... read more Featured Products: More products

Download Mobile App


ATTENTION: Due to the COVID-19 PANDEMIC, many events are being rescheduled for a later date, converted into virtual venues, or altogether cancelled. Please check with the event organizer or website prior to planning for any forthcoming event.
27 Oct 2021 - 29 Oct 2021

Thermo Fisher Presents Newest LC-MS/MS Instrumentation and Latest Innovations in Molecular Diagnostics

By LabMedica International staff writers
Posted on 28 Sep 2021
Print article
Image: Cascadion™ SM Clinical Analyzer (Photo courtesy of Thermo Fisher Scientific)
Image: Cascadion™ SM Clinical Analyzer (Photo courtesy of Thermo Fisher Scientific)

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (Waltham, MA; USA) presented its newest LC-MS/MS instrumentation and latest innovations in molecular diagnostics at the 2021 AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo held at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, September 26-30.

The event attendees not only benefited from a stunning lineup of expert speakers and scientific sessions, but they also saw a vast array of emerging technologies and products at the world's largest exhibition for in vitro diagnostics.

At AACC 2021, Thermo Fisher presented its Cascadion SM Clinical Analyzer, a complete system bringing the accuracy, sensitivity and specificity benefits of the company’s gold standard liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) technology into routine clinical workflows. Incorporating sample processing, LC separation and MS detection capabilities in a single solution, the Cascadion system is fully automated and enables load-up and walkaway sample management, eliminating the need for multiple connected components. The system offers end-to-end automation that is easy to use by any qualified laboratory personnel with minimal training, thus streamlining and optimizing the analytical process. The Cascadion system analyzes samples directly from qualified primary blood collection tubes and is listed with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as a Class I instrument.

Thermo Fisher also highlighted its Indiko clinical and specialty chemistry system which produces results quickly with sample-oriented testing, enhancing the quality of patient care. The company displayed its automated drug testing solutions in partnership with Mindray, including the Mindray BS-480 and BA-800M chemistry analyzers designed for today's fast-paced laboratories that are versatile workhorses offering mid to high volume throughput.

Thermo Fisher presented its COVID-19 testing solutions such as the TaqPath COVID-19 Combo Kit, Amplitude Solution, TaqPath COVID-19, Flu A, Flu B Combo Kit, TaqPath COVID-19 Pooling kit, and Accula SARS-CoV-2 Test. The Applied Biosystems CoviPath COVID-19 RT-PCR Kit is a fast, multiplex diagnostic solution that contains both the assays and controls needed for the real-time PCR detection of RNA from the SARS-CoV-2 virus. The TaqPath COVID-19 Combo Kit is a multiplex real-time PCR diagnostic kit that targets three areas of SARS-CoV-2 virus to enable clinical and public health laboratories to quickly diagnose COVID-19.

Also on display at AACC 2021 was the Thermo Fisher Scientific Amplitude Solution - a new, high throughput, highly automated molecular testing solution that can analyze up to 8,000 COVID-19 specimens in 24 hours. The Accula SARS-CoV-2 Test combines the accuracy of PCR with the speed and simplicity of rapid antigen tests, delivering visual results in 30 minutes by using proprietary Oscar PCR technology to shorten thermocycling times. The Amplitude Solution can help laboratories quickly scale COVID-19 testing to volumes needed to help reduce the spread of disease and restore economies and communities. This solution offers maximum throughput with minimal hands-on time, equipment, and staffing.

Related Links:
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. 

Gold Supplier
BMP Whole Blood Analyzer
GEM Premier ChemSTAT
Real Time PCR Platform
Laboratory Water System
Silver Supplier
TBI Blood Test
i-STAT TBI Plasma Test

Print article



view channel
Image: Psoriatic plaques, showing a silvery center surrounded by a reddened border (Photo courtesy of Jane Bianchi, BA)

Hematological Parameters Compared in Psoriasis Patients

Psoriasis is a chronic, immune-mediated disorder that can involve the skin and/or joints. Four clinical types of psoriasis are currently recognized: psoriasis vulgaris (PsV), pustular psoriasis (PP), erythrodermic... Read more


view channel

Sysmex Inostics Launches New Ultra-Sensitive Leukemia Blood Test for Early Detection of Cancer Cells Following Initial Therapy

Sysmex Inostics (Baltimore, MD, USA) has developed a new CLIA-validated liquid biopsy test for the detection of Minimal Residual Disease (MRD) in Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) to better help in the fight... Read more


view channel
Image: QIAreach QuantiFERON-TB (Photo courtesy of QIAGEN N.V.)

Qiagen Launches Novel Tuberculosis Blood Test That Marks Quantum Leap from Traditional TB Skin Test

QIAGEN N.V. (Venlo, Netherlands) has announced the launch and CE marking of QIAreach QuantiFERON-TB test for tuberculosis (TB) infection, in order to help achieve global TB elimination targets by increasing... Read more


view channel
Image: GastroPanel Quick Test (Photo courtesy of Biohit Healthcare)

Biohit’s Innovative GastroPanel Quick Test Receives CE Mark

Biohit Healthcare’s (Helsinki, Finland) GastroPanel Quick Test, the latest innovation in its unique GastroPanel product family, is now CE marked. The GastroPanel Quick Test is intended for diagnosing... Read more
Copyright © 2000-2021 Globetech Media. All rights reserved.