Biocare Medical Launches Next Generation Antigen Retrieval Instrument

Biocare Medical is proud to launch the Decloaking Chamber™ Plus. This next generation Decloaking Chamber is optimized for programmable walk-away use. Moreover, the new and improved Decloaking Chamber Plus provides the most comprehensive quality control package, validating that antigen retrieval has occurred properly prior to IHC and ISH procedures. “The combination of complete walk-away and quality control capabilities makes this instrument ideal in ensuring optimized antigen retrieval with superior and consistent results,” said Dr. David Tacha, Vice President of R&D at Biocare Medical.

Biocare Medical’s Decloaking Chambers are the most validated and well-published tools for heat induced epitope-retrieval (HIER) methods. All Decloaker HIER solutions incorporate Assure™ color-coded pH indicator technology, indicating by visual inspection that the solution is at the correct dilution and pH.

About Biocare Medical
Biocare Medical LLC is an innovator in developing and supplying world class automated immunohistochemistry instrumentation, and the full range of reagents for IHC lab testing. Biocare is the market leader in simultaneous multiplex stain IHC and antibody development which solves difficult clinical problems and accelerates turnaround time.

The company’s customers include clinical histology laboratories, pharmaceutical companies, CROs, and biotechnology companies as well as academic, government, military, and other non-profit laboratories. Biocare Medical offers an expanding portfolio of integrated products to address the rapidly growing cancer and infectious disease diagnostic and research markets using tissue immunostaining and in situ hybridization methods. Biocare medical is headquartered and has manufacturing facilities in Concord, Calif., and has a global distribution network.

Posted By: Biocare Medical On: 16-Feb-2010

Microtiter Plate Platform For HIER

The Biocare Microtiter Plate Platform, is for free floating sections. The Platform holds the microtiter plates away from the source of heat used in HIER, allowing for more even, standardized results. This Platform was developed to support microtiter plates during antigen retrieval within an HIER instrument. Standard microtiter plates holding free floating sections are filled with a retrieval solution, placed on the Microtiter Plate Platform, which is then be lowered into a pressure system for heat induced antigen retrieval (ie, the Decloaking Chamber from Biocare). This is especially critical when using thick sections of delicate tissue such as brain tissues. The Microtiter Plate Platform also stabilizes the specimens and enables ease of use. It has been rigorously tested for heat stability and is ISO compliant.