- By adding Gyrolab xPlore™ to its product line, the company has managed to increase its appeal to a wider range of customers
MOUNTAIN VIEW, California, June 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Based on its recent analysis of the immunoassay market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Gyros AB with the 2015 North America Frost & Sullivan Award for New Product Innovation. The newly launched Gyrolab xPlore™ brings automated nanoliter-scale immunoassay technology to low-to-mid throughput applications and laboratories. This cost-effective, follow-on system to Gyros's flagship Gyrolab™ xP workstation utilizes the same highly advantageous technology of its high-throughput counterpart in a single-CD, smaller footprint instrument.
The microstructured CDs, which Gyrolab xPlore™ uses to conduct immunoassays for protein detection, have several advantages over traditional microplates employed in enzyme-linked immunoassays (ELISAs) and other immunoassay types. The most obvious benefit of its proprietary CD is reagent miniaturization, which brings huge reagent cost savings and automation for increased workflow efficiency and high data quality.
Designed to be 21 CFR part 11-compliant, Gyrolab systems automate sample addition, washing, and laser-induced fluorescence detection steps, providing up to 112 data points from a single CD in one hour. In contrast, performing this same process with an ELISA requires considerable hands-on time, with multiple coating, blocking, washing and incubation steps over a full day. As an open platform, Gyrolab systems allow labs to use reagents of their choice to develop assays or kits supplied by Gyros and EMD Millipore. Researchers only need to place samples and reagents into a microtiter plate, put it into the instrument, and start the run.
Gyrolab xPlore™ is the second instrument in the innovative Gyrolab line of immunoassay systems. Gyros's flagship product, the Gyrolab™ xP workstation, has revolutionized high-throughput immunoassay workflows for many biopharmaceutical laboratories. This immunoassay platform can analyze up to five Gyrolab CDs (560 data points) concurrently, providing true walk-away automation and maximizing lab productivity. Gyros has placed nearly 200 Gyrolab™ xP workstations globally, with more than one-third of its customers installing multiple instruments. The system is placed in seven of the top 10 pharmaceutical companies, including Pfizer, GlaxoSmithKline, Merck, and many other high-profile companies in its impressive list of customers.
Adding to its value, Gyros technology can provide an entire PK profile from a single mouse, termed "One Mouse, One PK" by Gyros. This decreases the number of mice required for such a profile by 60 to 80 percent, increases the quality of the profile by reducing the variability of PK endpoints, and lowers costs related to animal usage. Beyond the quality and cost advantages, the ethical impact of curtailing animal testing is a major benefit, supporting the global 3R initiative for replacement, reduction and refinement in research using animals.
"Thus far, Gyrolab™ xP has been widely used along the biotherapeutic product development workflow for applications such as pharmacokinetics (PK)/toxicokinetics (TK), biomarker monitoring, immunogenicity, product titer, and impurity testing," noted Frost & Sullivan Senior Industry Analyst Christi Bird. "However, Gyros expects Gyrolab xPlore™ to expand the use of the technology into research and discovery phases, as well as widen the accessibility and applicability of the platform."
Each year, Frost & Sullivan presents this award to the company that has developed an innovative element in a product by leveraging leading-edge technologies. The award recognizes the value-added features/benefits of the product and the increased ROI it offers customers, which, in turn, increases customer acquisition and overall market penetration potential.
"Gyros AB has done a remarkably good job of understanding customer needs in the immunoassay market and developing innovative new products to address those needs. Its Gyrolab™ xPlore™ and xP workstations are uniquely positioned for sustained success because they address the core issues that customers care about—quality, functionality and reliability," said Frost & Sullivan Global President and Managing Partner Krishna Srinivasan.
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About Gyros AB
Gyros manufactures laboratory instruments, consumables, kits and software to maximize laboratory productivity by miniaturizing and automating immunoassays at nanoliter-scale. Gyrolab™ systems use proven microfluidic CD technology to analyze large numbers of samples in parallel, ensuring uniform processing and yielding up to 112 data points in less than one hour. Gyros will put a new spin on what's possible in your laboratory. Learn more at Gyros.com.
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