EUROGIN 2013: Greiner Bio-One accelerates HPV laboratory diagnostics

Frickenhausen/Florence, 4th of November 2013 – Greiner Bio-One, a technology partner for the diagnostic and pharmaceutical industry, will be represented at “EUROGIN 2013” in Florence from 3rd to 6th of November. At the international congress on HPV (human papilloma virus) and cervical cancer, Greiner Bio-One is presenting the CheckExtractor for automated DNA extraction and preparation of the PCR setup, and the latest clinical study on the PapilloCheck HPV test.

For what is now the seventh time, Greiner Bio-One GmbH will be presenting its products in the field of cervical cancer at the international EUROGIN congress. The new CheckExtractor is a leap in technology and a crucial step toward a fully automated HPV detection. The device replaces the manual process of extracting DNA from patient samples and preparing the PCR setup for subsequent analysis using PapilloCheck and PapilloCheck high-risk. This simplifies and cuts down on the work done by laboratory staff while simultaneously making it possible to process far more samples in consistently high quality. This is confirmed by Dr. Ron Opstelten, the new Director Sales & Marketing for the Diagnostics Business Unit at Greiner Bio-One GmbH: “The introduction of the CheckExtractor for automatic DNA purification marks the successful completion of the first phase of the work Greiner Bio-One is doing to fully automate the oCheck microarray applications.” This was the company’s response to customers’ greatly increased analysis requirements in the field of human medicine laboratory diagnostics. “Together with the CheckProcessor now under development, this will mean that all the work needed to process samples can be completed as quickly as possible, based on the principle ‘sample in – result out’,” explains Opstelten.

Another key element of Greiner Bio-One’s programme at Eurogin will be Dr. Bart Hesselink’s presentation on the recently concluded clinical study on PapilloCheck. His speech on “Clinical validation of the PapilloCheck assay according to international guidelines for HPV test requirements for cervical screening” will examine the successful approval of the PapilloCheck HPV-DNA test by the Dutch Society for Pathology. The DNA test kit can analyse 18 high-risk types of HPV and 6 low-risk types in parallel, thus enabling early identification of a total of 24 carcinogenic virus types. With these innovative products for diagnostic medicine, Greiner Bio-One has made important progress toward enabling an early risk management for cervical cancer development, the second most common form of cancer in women.

PapilloCheck® and PapilloCheck® high-risk are part of the oCheck® product line from Greiner Bio-One

Greiner Bio-One GmbH - BioScience Division

Greiner Bio-One is specialised in the development, production and distribution of plastic laboratory products. The company is a technology partner for universities, research institutes and the diagnostic, pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries as well. With the BioScience division, Greiner Bio-One ranks among the leading providers of specialised products for the cultivation and analysis of cell and tissue cultures, as well as microplates for high-throughput screening, allowing industry and research most rapid and efficient drug screening. Additionally Greiner Bio-One develops innovative biochip technologies for genotyping. Under the management of Georg Heftberger, Rainer Perneker and Heinz Schmid, the German headquarters of the BioScience division in Frickenhausen (Baden-Württemberg) controls the whole research and development activities in the product ranges Cell Culture, High-Throughput Screening, Biochips and OEM.

Greiner Bio-One GmbH is a division of Greiner Bio-One International AG, based in Kremsmuenster (Austria). Today Greiner Bio-One International AG generates a turnover of 364 million euros. It has over 1,700 employees and operates globally with 24 subsidiaries and numerous distributors in more than 100 countries.

Further information about Greiner Bio-One can be obtained from

Greiner Bio-One GmbH
Simone Schafstein & Sylvia Bauer
Maybachstrasse 2
72636 Frickenhausen, Germany
Phone: +49 (0) 7022 / 948-0
Fax: +49 (0) 7022 / 948-514

Zeeb Kommunikation GmbH
Anja Pätzold
Hohenheimer Strasse 58a
70184 Stuttgart, Germany
Phone: +49 (0) 711 60707-19
Fax: +49 (0) 711 60707-39

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