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News Releases

Xpect Flu A&B Assay Achieves FDA Clearance for Novel Avian Influenza A (H7N9) Analytical Reactivity Label Claims

10/1/2013

Analytical sensitivity data shows Thermo Fisher Scientific’s Remel Xpect Flu A&B assay is able to detect cultured avian influenza A (H7N9), A/Anhui/1/2013 virus. Analytical reactivity testing for this novel strain is in line with the FDA reclassification proposal for assessing detection of emerging viruses that could potentially cause a public health emergency.

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Xpect® Flu A&B IFU with FDA clearance to include new analytical reactivity information for avian influenza A virus (H7N9).

7/16/2013

The Xpect® Flu A&B Instructions for Use (package insert) has been revised to include additional analytical reactivity information for the H7N9 strain of the avian influenza A virus.

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Sign-up for Paperless Invoices Today!

4/15/2011

We now offer customers a free service that allows you to receive invoices via e-mail. With paperless invoices you will get invoices 7-10 days faster than traditional mail while helping to reduce the impact of paper on the environment.

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Introducing Thermo Scientific PathoProof Mastitis PCR Assays

4/7/2011

LENEXA, Kan., (April 7, 2011) – Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., the world leader in serving science, today announced the availability of Thermo Scientific PathoProof PCR assays for the U.S. dairy industry. PathoProof is a new line of advanced assays for detecting mastitis-causing bacteria in milk samples. These molecular-based assays improve the quality of our dairy supply by identifying mastitis-causing bacteria in just four hours, compared to days for traditional methods, providing dairy testing laboratories with convenient, fast and accurate test results. Because PathoProof assays rely on DNA, users can perform tests on multiple types of milk samples, including quarter milk samples, milk recording samples, and bulk tank samples, making it easier than ever to manage the costly effects of bovine mastitis.

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Find the right microbiology product with our online Product Usage Guide!

2/16/2011

To help you choose the appropriate Remel or Oxoid brand microbiology product for your laboratory, we have created a user-friendly online version of our popular Product Usage Guide. This new web tool allows you to easily and quickly match your needs to our high quality microbiology products. While not all inclusive, our Product Usage Guide can be used as a quick reference for pathogen specific products and ordering information. It is part of our commitment to provide quality products, on-time delivery, and excellent customer service.

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Xpect® RSV IFU Update

1/13/2011

Updated Xpect® RSV IFU effective immediately with the following changes:

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Spectra™ MRSA Now FDA Cleared to Detect MRSA Bloodstream Infections

10/27/2010

Spectra MRSA is now available to detect MRSA bloodstream infections 24 hours faster than traditional methods, allowing for more targeted antibiotic therapy and improved patient outcomes.

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New HAI Microsite. Watch the Video.

10/26/2010

Introducing a new website dedicated to providing education and product solutions for Healthcare Associated Infections.

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Check out the MRSA Screening Cost Analyzer

10/4/2010

The MRSA Screening Cost Analyzer evaluates the economic implications of MRSA screening in your hospital. This model estimates the cost and outcome implications of the various methods of screening MRSA, taking into account whether or not hospitals are prepared to act immediately upon screening results.

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Spectra UTI™ chromogenic medium improves work flow and saves time in urine testing

9/28/2010

Microbiological examination of urine is one of the most frequently requested tests in the clinical microbiology laboratory and contributes significantly to the daily workload. Of the cultures which are positive for growth, 60-70% will yield E. coli, and 10-15% will yield enterococci, and both can be confirmed using Spectra UTI in just 24 hours. Traditional culture media, such as Blood Agar and MacConkey Agar, have routinely been used to recover organisms causing urinary tract infections. However, organisms grown on these media usually require further differentiation and identification, increasing the turn around time and workload.

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New QC Organism Look-up Tool Now Online

9/22/2010

Stringent Quality Control ensures reproducible clinical test results and consistent microbiological evaluation of pharmaceuticals and food. The quality of your results and products is important. Remel brand quality control products are available in over 600 strains and in multiple formats to meet your laboratory's needs.

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RapID™ Demonstration Video Now Online

8/23/2010

Implementing RapID™ systems in your laboratory just got easier. A demonstration video is now available 24/7 on our web site. Since each system uses a common procedure, the video shows you how simple it is to use: RapID ANA II (anaerobes), CB Plus (Corynebacterium), NF (non-fermenters), NH (Neisseria/Haemophilus), ONE (oxidase negative Enterobacteriaceae), SS/u (urinary tract pathogens), Staph Plus, STR (streptococci), and Yeast Plus.

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Remel products facilities and administrative offices are going green to help the environment

8/9/2010

We believe in the responsible use of natural resources and strive for continuous improvement in our efforts to help the environment. Every day we make new strides in sustainability to reduce, reuse, and recycle. We invest in new technology and equipment, apply energy-efficient tools and techniques in our operations, and encourage our employees to live and work in an evironmentally friendly way. Learn More.

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Thermo Fisher Scientific Receives FDA Clearance of Spectra VRE

7/27/2010

Test is First Chromogenic Media to Detect Colonization in 24 Hours with No Required Confirmatory Testing.

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Isolator Wrap Sterile Contact Plates Now Available from Thermo Fisher Scientific

5/25/2010

The Isolator Wrap™ Sterile Contact Plates are for surface sampling in isolator environments and provide the critical confidence you require. The media are dispensed into GripFit™ petri dishes which prevent the lids and bottoms from separating when picked up, but also allows for easy removal of the lids, even with one hand. The plates are labeled on the bottom so the information (lot number, expiration date) stays with the sample to prevent mixups. The GripFit™ contact plates are contained in protective outer barrier wraps, which are impermeable to isolator decontamination procedures but maintains the integrity of the media inside. The plates are shrink-wrapped with easy-to-open tear strips. The shrink-wrap maintains moisture levels, prevents breakage, and provides a 6-month shelf life. An extra sterile bag is provided in each Isolator Wrap package for use in transporting the plates to the laboratory for testing after the samples have been obtained. The Isolator Wrap plates are manufactured in a Class 10,000 (ISO Class 7) cleanroom with Class 100 (ISO Class 5) work zones and then are irradiated to ensure a Sterility Assurance Level of 10-6 for the finished products.

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RapID™ QC Report Forms Now Online

4/16/2010

RapID™ sytems are ideal for manual testing and as companion confirmation tests for automated systems. Use RapID systems to accurately identify more than 400 medically important organisms in four hours. Easy-to-read color reactions from a single one-step inoculation and 4 hour aerobic incubation make these tests super convenient.

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The Latest Remel Products Catalog is Now Available

2/22/2010

The 2010-11 Remel Products Catalog is now available in print and online. The latest edition includes many customer-centric enhancements. The new format makes it easier to locate products and is more environmentally friendly. All catalog items were recently updated on remel.com, and a pdf version of the printed catalog is also available.

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Xpect® RSV IFU Update: Additional transport media validated for compatibility with Xpect RSV (R24601)

2/15/2010

Xpect® RSV IFU Update Effective February 2, 2010: Additional transport media validated for compatibility with
Xpect RSV (R24601).

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Thermo Fisher Scientific Improves Detection of Bacillus cereus Microorganisms in Food

1/19/2010

Lenexa, Kan. (January 19, 2010) – Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., the world leader in serving science, reports that its agar for identifying Bacillus cereus (B. cereus) can accurately test food and beverages for this illness-causing microorganism. Brilliance™ Bacillus cereus Agar allows laboratories to significantly improve the detection and recovery of B. cereus. Food microbiologists in both manufacturing companies and research laboratories rely on Brilliance Bacillus cereus Agar for rapid identification of the bacterium.

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Xpect® Flu A&B IFU with FDA clearance to include new analytical reactivity information for the 2009 H1N1.

10/20/2009

The Xpect® Flu A&B Instructions for Use (package insert) has been revised to include additional analytical reactivity information for two H1N1 strains including the 2009 H1N1 Influenza A/California/04/2009.

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Xpect® Flu A&B IFU Update: Additional transport media validated for compatibility

9/8/2009

Xpect® Flu A&B IFU Update Effective August 18, 2009: Additional transport media validated for use with Xpect ® Flu A&B (R24600).

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New Tool to Update Iodine Registration Information

8/31/2009

A new web tool was added to Remel.com today that allows customers who are authorized iodine purchasing agents to update their registered email, phone, and fax information. To speed up the process and ensure accuracy of the information, authorized agents can now submit changes to us directly from our website 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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Remel Offices Closed Monday, Sept. 7

8/21/2009

On Monday, September 7, 2009, our offices will be closed in observance of the Labor Day holiday. No orders will be taken or shipped on this date. Normal business hours, and operation, will commence on Tuesday, September 8.

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Remel Introduces New Saline 0.45% (3.0 ml in Plastic Tube)*

5/21/2009

Lenexa, Kan., (May 21, 2009) – Thermo Fisher Scientific, the world leader in serving science, announced a new product, Saline 0.45% (3.0 ml) in a plastic tube with screw cap for use with automated ID/AST (identification/antimicrobial susceptibility test) systems, specifically the Vitek® 2, manufactured by bioMérieux, Inc. In addition, the company also announced the modification to an existing product, Saline 0.45% (1.8 ml), to be manufactured with the same plastic tube and screw cap. The 1.8 ml product is used with the legacy Vitek® system.

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Remel Contact Plates for Environmental Monitoring
Featuring GripFit™ Technology

5/4/2009

Lenexa, Kan., (April 1, 2009) – New and improved GripFit™ plates are now available on Remel Contact Plates for environmental monitoring. The new lid design features a snug fit lid that makes one-handed plate handling easier while minimizing the risk of contamination due to inadvertent lid slippage during plate handling.

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Remel Spectra™ MRSA Wins
Medical Design Excellence Award

4/9/2009

Thermo Fisher Scientific recognized for innovation in developing a reliable, economical solution to help control and prevent the spread of MRSA.

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Thermo Fisher Scientific Testing Method Approved For Detecting Salmonella in Food

4/6/2009

AOAC Grants Performance Testing Methods Status to Salmonella Rapid Culture Method that Delivers Results in Less than 48 Hours

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New Remel VACC Agar Now Available

12/12/2008

Remel VACC Agar is now available for primary, selective isolation of ESBL (Extended-Spectrum ß-Lactamase) producing Enterobacteriaceae. ESBL-producing gram-negative bacilli are increasingly important nosocomial pathogens in healthcare facilities.1 ESBLs inactivate broad-spectrum cephalosporins, such as cefotaxime and ceftazidime and cause clinically significant resistance in several strains of Enterobacteriaceae. For more information, contact your local Technical Sales Representative.

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New Remel RPMI 1640 Agar w/MOPS and 2% Glucose Now Available

11/4/2008

Remel RPMI 1640 Agar w/MOPS and 2% Glucose is now available as an FDA cleared In Vitro Diagnostic product for use with the gradient-strip method for susceptibility testing of antifungal agents when testing Candida spp. directly from colonies grown on nonselective media. Used to determine MIC values for various antifungal agents, RPMI 1640 Ager 150mm plates offer a simple, convenient way to apply multiple antifungal gradient-strips with results in 24 hours. For more information, contact your local Technical Sales Representative.

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Remel to Supply Microbiology Products to MedAssets Supply Chain Systems

9/11/2008

LENEXA, Kan. (September 15, 2008) – Remel, part of Thermo Fisher Scientific, the world leader in serving science, announced today that it has signed a supply agreement with MedAssets Supply Chain Systems, a MedAssets company, to supply manual microbiology products and services to MedAssets customers through September, 2011. MedAssets partners with healthcare providers to improve their financial strength by implementing integrated spend management and revenue cycle solutions that help control cost, improve margins and cash flow, increase regulatory compliance, and optimize operational efficiency.

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Remel to Supply Microbiology Products to MedAssets Supply Chain Systems

9/11/2008

LENEXA, Kan. (September 15, 2008) – Remel, part of Thermo Fisher Scientific, the world leader in serving science, announced today that it has signed a supply agreement with MedAssets Supply Chain Systems, a MedAssets company, to supply manual microbiology products and services to MedAssets customers through September, 2011. MedAssets partners with healthcare providers to improve their financial strength by implementing integrated spend management and revenue cycle solutions that help control cost, improve margins and cash flow, increase regulatory compliance, and optimize operational efficiency.

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MSDS Document Receipt Registration

5/28/2008

We are committed to providing you with exceptional customer service and technical support in order to exceed your expectations on a daily basis. Today we are taking steps to make it faster and easier for you to obtain our Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDSs). We understand these documents are critical to your organization, and we want to make the process of receiving them as timely and as simple as possible for you.

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What We Do Matters – Watch New Video to Learn How

5/21/2009

What we do in microbiology matters to each and every one of us at Remel. With a relentless focus on our industry and our corporate values – integrity, intensity, innovation and involvement – Remel employees deliver high-quality products, on-time delivery and superior service each day for our customers. Ultimately, everything we do supports our mission – to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer.

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All Technical Documents Now Available Without Login

7/3/2008

As part of our continued commitment to providing quality products, on-time delivery, and superior service and support, we have recently taken steps to make technical documents even faster and easier to obtain.

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Ribbon cutting in Lenexa celebrates growth and success of Microbiology division

5/30/2008

Thursday, May 29, we hosted a ribbon cutting event to celebrate the recent expansion to our Lenexa Microbiology operation and to bring awareness to the local community that we are one of the area’s largest scientific employers. City and state government officials were present to acknowledge the importance of the event and to join with other local Bioscience leaders and business partners to tour the facility, network with each other, and celebrate the event with a representative set of employees. It was a wonderful opportunity to reach out to the local community and remind people that we are a great place to work and that we are doing great things to make the world healthier, cleaner, and safer through Microbiology.

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Thermo Fisher Scientific Receives FDA Clearance for MRSA Test Medium

4/3/2008

WALTHAM, Mass., April 3, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE: TMO), the world leader in serving science, announced that it has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance for Spectra™ MRSA, a test designed to screen for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), more commonly known as the "superbug." With the highest Positive Predictive Value commercially available for MRSA screening, Spectra provides accurate results within 24 hours. The Spectra MRSA test is manufactured, distributed and sold under the Thermo Fisher specialty brand, Remel.

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KBA and Thermo Fisher Scientific partner for growth in Lenexa

10/24/2007

OLATHE, Kan. — The Kansas Bioscience Authority (KBA) and Thermo Fisher Scientific have concluded an agreement that will support a multi-million dollar expansion of Thermo Fisher Scientific's microbiology business unit in Lenexa, Kan., which manufactures and distributes Remel products to clinical, industrial, and academic laboratories around the world.

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ATCC Licensed Derivative® Program

6/20/2007

Remel Inc. has a license agreement with American Type Culture Collection (ATCC®) regarding the manufacture, marketing, and sale of quality control microbiology products that incorporate microorganisms derived from ATCC cultures. The license agreement confirms Remel's participation in ATCC's Licensed Derivative® Program and enables us to supply Quality Control microbiology products that incorporate organisms with identity, purity, and viability, which have been assured by ATCC. These include our market-leading Culti-Loops® and Quanti-Cult® product lines.

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Merger of Thermo Electron and Fisher Scientific Completed, Forming Thermo Fisher Scientific

11/9/2007

New combined company creates the leading provider of products and services in the high-growth life, laboratory and health sciences industry

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Guidelines for Ordering Iodine Containing Products

6/26/2007

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) enacted a final rule requiring the regulation of iodine as a List 1 chemical under the chemical regulatory provisions of the Controlled Substances Act (the “Act”). The Act requires that all manufacturers and distributors confirm the "proof of identity" of persons making regulated purchases of List 1 chemicals including iodine containing products. "Proof of identity" requires that positive identification and authorization status be established for all persons making regulated purchases of List 1 chemicals.

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CDC Revised Guidelines for Group B Strep

5/11/2007

CDC Revised Guidelines for Group B Strep

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