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BD Gets CE-IVD Mark for Clinical Flow Cytometry Sample Prep System

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Becton Dickinson said today that it has received CE-IVD certification for its BD FACSDuet automated sample preparation system for flow cytometry, enabling it to be marketed for clinical use in European Union countries and other nations that recognize the CE mark.

The new sample prep system can be used by clinical laboratories to reduce errors and limit the manual interactions required to run assays on the BD FACSLyric clinical flow cytometer. Integration between the two systems enables technicians to load samples and reagents on the FACSDuet and then receive data once the FACSLyric processes the samples. Data integration between the systems is facilitated by by the BD FASLink middleware solution.

"Automation solutions for flow cytometry can go a long way towards improving accuracy and standardization from instrument to instrument providing the consistent results that clinicians depend on to inform patient care," John Ledek, worldwide president of biosciences for Franklin Lakes, NJ-based BD, said in a statement.