ChroMedX Commences AUF Development with Aline Inc. and Spectrum Labs
December 9, 2014
ChroMedX Corp. (the “Company”) (CSE: CHX, OTC: MNLIF, Frankfurt: EIY2), a developer of in vitro diagnostics and point-of-care technologies is pleased to announce the engagement of ALine Inc. as primary contractor for the development of its recently acquired Automated Ultrafiltration (AUF) Cartridge.
The AUF cartridge will be used as part of an automated system in the preparation of plasma/serum samples for immunoassay or mass spectrometry analysis of free hormones and free therapeutic drugs. Currently samples must be centrifuged, a time consuming, manual process, to remove proteins, which interfere with the immunoassay for these species, from the plasma sample. As there is no existing comparable method for sample preparation, the AUF has the potential to be a disruptive technology for this analytical segment.
ALine, with the collaboration of ultrafiltration membrane manufacturer Spectrum Labs of Rancho Dominguez, CA will work together to define operating parameters, create a working prototype cartridge and finally produce a limited pre-production quantity for clinical testing by early Q3 2015.
Aline, which is already the lead contractor for the Company’s HemoPalm system, has expertise in the engineering, prototyping and manufacturing of microfluidic cartridges used in the life sciences and in vitro diagnostic fields. ALine Inc. was founded by President and CEO, Leanna Levine, Ph.D. In particular, Dr. Levine has specific experience in ultrafiltration technology from past positions at both Monsanto and with project collaborator Spectrum Labs.
“We are pleased with the confidence that ChroMedX has shown in ALine, to award us the AUF project. The AUF will be a significant step forward in the preparation of plasma/serum samples for immunoassay and mass spectrometry analysis, allowing physicians to make a more accurate clinical assessment of a patient in the context of abnormal levels of hormones, and therapeutic levels as well as toxic levels of drugs in a patient’s blood ”, said ALine President Leanna Levine.
Spectrum Laboratories develops and manufactures innovative products for bioseparation and ultrafiltration. Spectrum products are used for the filtration, isolation, purification and concentration of pharmaceuticals, diagnostics, food, beverages and industrial fluids.
About ChroMedX Corp.
ChroMedX Corp. is a medical technology company focused on the development of novel medical devices for in vitro diagnostics and point-of-care testing. The devices are protected by the Company’s issued US and pending international patents, dealing with blood collection, analysis and plasma/serum processing.
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