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Collaboration between Lonza and BD Diagnostics

By Gerald Ondrey |

BD Diagnostics, a segment of BD (Becton, Dickinson and Co.; Franklin Lakes, N.J.: www.bd.com), and Lonza Group Ltd (Basel, Switzerland; www.lonza.com) have entered into an exclusive licensing and collaboration agreement for Lonza to commercialize its microCompass molecular assays on the BD MAX System. Lonza has the exclusive worldwide license to co-market the BD MAX System with the complete microCompass product line in selected fields. The microCompass assays on the BD Max system will provide an automated platform with same day results for quality control testing in the Pharmaceutical and Personal Care Products market segments. BD and Lonza are also developing and optimizing automated rapid microbial testing solutions that are easy to use with true “load and walk away” functionality. “Collaboration is an important part of our strategy for the BD MAX System. Working with Lonza will accelerate the availability of an integrated molecular quality and process control system for industrial microbiologists,” says Tom Polen, president of BD Diagnostics – Diagnostics Systems. “Together we can provide customers the benefits of an easy to operate, automated molecular diagnostic analyzer, the BD MAX System,…
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