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SCIEX Presents Clinical Solutions for Routine Diagnostics and Innovative Research at AACC


New Topaz™ Prep Station and FDA-approved Vitamin D 200A Assay Kit
streamline workflows to simplify sample prep, improving ROI

a global leader in life science analytical technologies, advanced the
accessibility of mass spectrometry in the clinical setting with new
product introductions at AACC 2018. These products add to SCIEX's
existing industry leading solutions and services, to deliver the power
of mass spectrometry to clinical laboratories performing routine
diagnostic assays and innovative clinical research applications.

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SCIEX Topaz Prep Station (Photo: Business Wire)

SCIEX Topaz Prep Station (Photo: Business Wire)

Today, SCIEX announced the launch of the new Topaz™ Prep Station,
an automated sample preparation workstation that is ideal for labs
managing high daily sample volumes. The Topaz Prep Station supports the Topaz™
LC-MS/MS System
, a Class I Medical Device designed to simplify
adoption for new mass spectrometry users, while still offering the
functionality needed for more advanced users.

Along with the Topaz Prep Station, SCIEX also announced the introduction
of the new FDA-approved Vitamin D 200A Assay Kit. This kit is a
locked, pre-validated assay that allows labs to perform vitamin D
analysis in-house, and employs automated sample preparation on the Topaz
Prep Station to deliver highly accurate results to support medical
decisions and quality patient care.

Together, the Topaz Prep Station and the Vitamin D 200A Assay Kit
enables clinical diagnostic testing labs to:

  • Increase laboratory productivity – fully automated, "walk-away" sample
    preparation frees up laboratory staff to perform other tasks
  • Further reduce sample preparation times and streamline workflows, with
    the pre-developed FDA-approved assay kit
  • Provide more consistent and accurate results, and minimize human error
    due to connectivity with the Topaz LC-MS/MS System
  • Easily handle large sample volumes — ideal for busy laboratories
  • Ensure continuous sample tracking, via tube and plate barcode scanning

The Topaz System makes the move to mass spectrometry simple and
efficient by providing clinical diagnostics laboratories a complete
LC-MS/MS package, with an easy-to-use, intuitive user interface that
allows users to build proficiency quickly.

"We are excited to offer our latest developments, designed to bring the
reliability and accuracy of LC-MS/MS to clinical labs," said Aaron
Hudson, Vice President of Global Marketing and Clinical Diagnostics at
. "While supporting our rapidly growing portfolio of innovative
solutions, SCIEX aspires to provide cutting edge technology while
reducing the complexity for the user."

Earlier this year, SCIEX launched the Citrine™ MS/MS system, the
front-line alternative for clinical diagnostics. With its unique
combination of sensitivity and speed, the Citrine system enables trace
level analysis, comprehensive panels and the measurement of both large
and small molecules.

At AACC, SCIEX will showcase the Topaz LC-MS/MS System, the Topaz Prep
Station and the Citrine MS/MS medical devices at booth #3909. In
addition to its medical devices portfolio, SCIEX will feature clinical
research innovations and workflows that support efforts in biomarker
discovery and validation, recognizing that new biomarkers today could be
applied as routine diagnostic assays of the future. SCIEX's partnership
with Phenomenex,
a global leader in separation science techniques, also leads to a wide
range of workflow and data quality-enhancing solutions, which will be
displayed at the booth.

Throughout the week, experts from SCIEX will provide a series of
in-booth seminars and a round table discussion on how mass spectrometry
technology can be seamlessly adopted in any clinical lab. For more
information, please visit

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SCIEX helps to improve the world we live in by enabling scientists and
laboratory analysts to find answers to the complex analytical challenges
they face. The company's global leadership and world-class service and
support in the capillary electrophoresis and liquid chromatography-mass
spectrometry industry have made it a trusted partner to thousands of the
scientists and lab analysts worldwide who are focused on basic research,
drug discovery and development, food and environmental testing,
forensics and clinical research.

With over 40 years of proven innovation, SCIEX excels by listening to
and understanding the ever-evolving needs of its customers to develop
reliable, sensitive and intuitive solutions that continue to redefine
what is achievable in routine and complex analysis. For more
information, please visit

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