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Gyros platform enters leading US Clinical Research Organization

Uppsala, Sweden, 16 March 2010 - Gyros AB, a leader in the automation of miniaturized immunoassays, confirmed today that CEDRA Corporation has become the first North American Clinical Research Organization to incorporate a GyrolabTM xP workstation into their offering for the biopharmaceutical industry.

The workstation will be used specifically for ligand binding assays at CEDRA's bioanalytical research laboratory in Austin, Texas. Conventional, multi-step assay formats will be transformed into fully automated, integrated procedures performed at the nanoliter scale thus substantially boosting efficiency and productivity.

William Nowatzke, Ph.D., Director, Ligand Binding Assay Group, CEDRA Corporation explained: "A key driver to our business is the dedication to staying on the forefront of technology.  This investment addresses key areas of speed, strength and specificity in instrumentation and represents our dedication to enhancing the capabilities offered to the biopharmaceutical research industry.  We are investing in the highest performance system available; its flow-through format shortens analysis time, reduces sample matrix effects and minimizes sample consumption."   

CEDRA joins a steadily increasing number of laboratories in biopharmaceutical, contract research and contract manufacturing companies that have recognized the unique advantages of the Gyros platform. Erik Walldén, CEO at Gyros, added: "We are extremely pleased that leaders in the biotherapeutic industry are acknowledging the significant gains in productivity offered by our immunoassay solution. In fact, we now have a substantial proportion of our clients running multiple systems. Our open technology format enables clients to transfer their established ELISA assays easily and smoothly onto a faster, more efficient platform and to develop and optimize new immunoassays within days rather than weeks."

About Gyros (www.gyros.com)

Gyros is the world leader in the automation of miniaturized, nanoscale immunoassays. Many major pharmaceutical companies and service providers - CMOs/CROs - have implemented multiple Gyrolab workstations to boost their drug development process and to meet increasing regulatory demands on testing. Rapid assay development and high throughput ensure increased productivity and efficiency with applications spanning the entire spectrum for immunoassays. The ease of assay transfer from process development to clinical evaluation of therapeutic proteins is unsurpassed in the industry. The system enables 21 CFR part 11 compliance and comprehensive validation support is available. 

The company has over 50 employees based at its headquarters in Uppsala, Sweden and at regional sales and support offices in the USA and Europe and is expanding its global reach through a network of distributors.


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