EMD Millipore Partners with Gyros to Develop, Manufacture and Commercialize Kits on the Gyrolab™ Immunoassay Platform

  • Simple, automated, nanoliter-scale assays requiring as little as 1uL of sample
  • Ready-to-use kits are fully validated for reliable use in clinical research
  • Accuracy and precision meet or exceed ELISA performance

July 15, 2013, Billerica, MA - EMD Millipore, the Life Science division of Merck KGaA of Darmstadt, Germany, today announced a partnership with Gyros AB to develop, manufacture and commercialize immunoassay kits for the Gyrolab™ platform. The new, fully validated kits from EMD Millipore will enable clinical researchers and drug developers to generate valuable research data much faster than typical ELISA kits. Traditional ELISAs can consume significant time, sample and reagents. With the fully automated, walk-away system from Gyros, up to 560 data points can be generated in a run.

"We are very pleased to be able to partner with Gyros to fill a commercial need to provide immunoassay kits requiring only nanoliter reagent volume on a truly high-throughput platform," says Jehangir Mistry, PhD, General Manager, Multiplex & Immunoassays at EMD Millipore.

Because the Gyrolab™ platform employs microfluidic technology with parallel processing, it offers many advantages over traditional assays in addition to reagent and time savings. Gyrolab™ assays provide (1) accuracy over a four-log dynamic range, compared to two logs for ELISAs (2) elimination of cross-talk and plate position artifacts and (3) simplified sample prep with reduced matrix interference.

Gyros' Global Marketing Director Maria Hjortsmark commented: "The Gyrolab™ platform revolutionizes immunoassays, enabling scientists to analyze a large number of samples in parallel, at nanoliter scale and using a fully automated system. We are delighted that EMD Millipore has now chosen to work with us to develop off-the-shelf kits, to further reduce time to results, freeing up analyst time and offering an easier route to robust, reproducible data."

For more information on these new kits, please contact Cindy Fry, BS, MBA, EMD Millipore, 636-720-1078, cindy.fry@emdmillipore.com.

About EMD Millipore

EMD Millipore is the Life Science division of Merck KGaA of Germany and offers a broad range of innovative, performance products, services and business relationships that enable our customers' success in research, development and production of biotech and pharmaceutical drug therapies. Through dedicated collaboration on new scientific and engineering insights, and as one of the top three R&D investors in the Life Science Tools industry, EMD Millipore serves as a strategic partner to customers and helps advance the promise of life science.

Headquartered in Billerica, Massachusetts, the division has around 10,000 employees, operations in 66 countries and 2012 revenues of €2.6 billion. EMD Millipore is known as Merck Millipore outside of the U.S. and Canada.

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