"Tissue diagnostics play a critical role in enabling accurate diagnosis and treatment decisions for cancer patients. Ventana is dedicated to providing laboratories, pathologists and their patients with novel assays, and we are empowering our customers to achieve greater efficiencies by automating common, yet labor-intensive tests like the Gram stain," says Mara G. Aspinall, President, Ventana Medical Systems, Inc.
The Gram Staining kit is the newest addition to the Ventana product offerings on the highly successful, fully automated BenchMark Special Stains platform launched in mid-2012. The kit offers two counterstain options and testing protocol flexibility to meet pathologists' individual preferences.
"The new Gram Staining Kit will provide our customers visual consistency and clarity rarely achieved with manual Gram staining protocols. Our commitment to quality and advancing diagnostic consistency through world-class automation shines with this new product," says Adrian Ralph, Vice President, Primary Staining, Ventana Medical Systems, Inc.
1. The VENTANA Gram Stain Kit is being launched as a US Class I exempt/ CE-IVD product.
Image: Gram positive and gram negative bacteria with green counterstain, stained using VENTANA Gram Staining Kit on the BenchMark Special Stains automated staining platform