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Chemicon International, Inc. Releases Innovative Infectious Disease Detection Product.



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) announced today that Chemicon International, Inc., its wholly-owned subsidiary based in Temecula, CA, has launched a new proprietary Amplifluor(R) ID Pan-Enterovirus Detection Reagent. This product rapidly detects Pan-Enterovirus. This is the first of many infectious disease Infectious disease

A pathological condition spread among biological species. Infectious diseases, although varied in their effects, are always associated with viruses, bacteria, fungi, protozoa, multicellular parasites and aberrant proteins known as prions.
 detection products to be offered utilizing Chemicon's patented fluorescent detection technology, Amplifluor(R).

Enteroviruses Enteroviruses
Viruses which live in the gastrointestinal tract. Coxsackie viruses, viruses that cause hand-foot-mouth disease, are an enterovirus.

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 cause a wide variety of disease ranging from polio, meningitis-encephalitis, myocarditis Myocarditis Definition

Myocarditis is an inflammatory disease of the heart muscle (myocardium) that can result from a variety of causes. While most cases are produced by a viral infection, an inflammation of the heart muscle may also be instigated by
, hand-foot-and-mouth disease Hand-Foot-and-Mouth Disease Definition

Hand-foot-and-mouth disease is an infection of young children in which characteristic fluid-filled blisters appear on the hands, feet, and inside the mouth.
, conjunctivitis conjunctivitis (kənjəngtəvī`təs), inflammation or infection of the mucosal membrane that covers the eyeball and lines the eyelid, usually acute, caused by a virus or, less often, by a bacillus, an allergic reaction, or an , and numerous other syndromes associated with intestinal organs. Chemicon's Amplifluor(R) ID Pan-Enterovirus Detection Reagent provides a sensitive, specific and rapid real-time method detection of enteroviruses.

The patented real-time Amplifluor(R) fluorescent detection system is a powerful and flexible platform that can be utilized for a variety of nucleic acid amplification techniques. Amplifluor(R) can be incorporated into a wide array of analytical applications appropriate to HTS HTS Heights
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HTS High Throughput Screening (biomolecular assay screening)
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 in drug discovery with other applications in genomics, clinical diagnostics, forensics, biothreat and food testing. In addition, Amplifluor(R) has been successfully used with strand displacement amplification, nucleic acid sequence-based amplification, and cascade rolling-circle amplification techniques.

Chemicon currently has several other viral detection targets in development leveraging the Amplifluor(R) technology platform: Hepatitis B, Parvovirus parvovirus (pär'vōvī`rəs), any of several small DNA viruses that cause several diseases in animals, including humans. In humans, parvoviruses cause fifth disease, or erythema infectiosum, an acute disease usually affecting young  B19, Babesia Babesia /Ba·be·sia/ (bah-be´ze-ah) a genus of protozoa found as parasites in red blood cells and transmitted by ticks; its numerous species include B. bige´mina, B. bo´vis, and B. , Erhlichia, Lyme Disease, Influenza A & B, Herpes Simplex Viruses 1 & 2, and West Nile. This patented platform technology allows for rapid real-time testing.

Chemicon International, Inc. offers a broad range of research products, including specialty reagents, kits, antibodies, and custom products and services, to customers working in the areas of neuroscience, stem cell biology, cancer, and infectious disease research. It is also a leading supplier of monoclonal antibodies, conjugates, antibody blends and molecular-based detection kits for use in diagnostic laboratories. Chemicon focuses on basic and biomedical research, drug discovery, and diagnostics, allowing it to serve thousands of customers worldwide in the academic, clinical, biotechnology, and pharmaceutical sectors. Acquired in 2003, Chemicon is a Serologicals company, based in Temecula, CA.

For more information, please visit our website: www.chemicon.com.

Serologicals Corporation (NASDAQ: SERO), headquartered in Atlanta, GA., is a global leader in developing and commercializing consumable biological products, enabling technologies and services in support of biological research, drug discovery, and the bioprocessing of life-enhancing products. Our customers include researchers at major life science companies and leading research institutions involved in key disciplines, such as neurology, oncology, hematology, immunology, cardiology, proteomics, infectious diseases, cell signaling and stem cell research. In addition, Serologicals is the world's leading provider of monoclonal antibodies for the blood typing industry. Serologicals employs a total of more than 1,000 people worldwide in three Serologicals' companies: Chemicon International, headquartered in Temecula, CA, Upstate Group, LLC (Logical Link Control) See "LANs" under data link protocol.

LLC - Logical Link Control
, headquartered in Charlottesville, VA. and Celliance Corporation, headquartered in Atlanta, GA.

For more information, please visit our website: www.serologicals.com.

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Serologicals is a registered trademark of Serologicals Investment Company.

Amplifluor(R) is a registered trademark of Chemicon International, Inc.

Amplifluor(R) technology is covered under US patents 5,866,336, 6,090,552, and 6,117,635 and related foreign patents.
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