BRISBANE, Calif., Sept. 28, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CareDx, Inc. (Nasdaq:CDNA), a molecular diagnostics company focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of clinically differentiated, high-value diagnostic solutions for transplant patients, announced the launch of Olerup QTYPE® at the 42nd Annual Meeting of the American Society of Histocompatability and Immunogenetics (ASHI) in St. Louis, MO.
During a lunchtime symposium on the pre-to-post transplant continuum, John Lunz, PhD, from the Gift of Hope Organ and Tissue Donor Network discussed the center’s experience with enhanced resolution in rapid HLA typing of deceased donors. Daniel Brennan, MD from the Washington University at St. Louis spoke about post transplant recipients and immunological guidelines. Rapid and precise HLA typing is key in transplantation.
Olerup QTYPE is a robust and easy to use alternative for rapid HLA typing within one hour. This new test brings several needed features to HLA labs, including speed and precision.
Olerup QTYPE is currently for use on the Roche LightCycler 480II, a robust and well established RT-PCR instrument. Validation studies are also underway for the use of Olerup QTYPE on the ABI suite of instruments. Multiple product demonstrations have been scheduled at several HLA laboratories across the US and Europe.
Olerup QTYPE is the first product to launch following the acquisition of Allenex by CareDx. “ASHI provides a unique platform for the company to showcase our pre-to-post transplant strategy,” stated Peter Maag, President and CEO of CareDx. “This new product allows us to build on our expertise and leadership across transplantation.”
CareDx, Inc., headquartered in Brisbane, California, is a global molecular diagnostics company focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of clinically differentiated, high-value diagnostic solutions for transplant patients. CareDx offers AlloMap®, a gene expression test that aids clinicians in identifying heart transplant patients with stable graft function who have a low probability of moderate to severe acute cellular rejection. CareDx is developing additional products for transplant monitoring using a variety of technologies, including AlloSure®, a proprietary next-generation sequencing–based test to detect donor-derived cell-free DNA (dd-cfDNA) after transplantation.
CareDx, with its presence through Olerup, also develops, manufactures, markets and sells high quality products that increase the chance of successful transplants by facilitating a better match between a donor and a recipient of stem cells and organs. Olerup SSP® is a set of HLA typing tools used prior to hematopoietic stem cell/bone marrow transplantation and organ transplantation. Olerup QTYPE® offers speed and precision in real time as a rapid HLA typing tool. XM-ONE® is the first standardized test that quickly identifies a patient’s antigens against HLA Class I, Class II or antibodies against a donor’s endothelium. For more information, please visit: www.caredx.com.
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