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Pre-Clinical Screening and In Vitro Diagnostics (IVD)

High Throughput NMR for Development and Validation of High-Quality and Cost-Effective IVD-by-NMR research and pre-clinical in vitro Screening Assays.

Standardized nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy platform enabling cost-effective, high-performance NMR pre-clinical screening and IVD-by-NMR discovery and validation (on RUO Level) of novel NMR assays. The new AVANCE IVDr system, presently for research use only, is a complete, proven and standardized platform for NMR pre-clinical research and screening, as well as for IVD-by-NMR research.

It features high sensitivity and information-rich output at 600 MHz proton-NMR frequency, and incorporates advanced hardware, software, automation, spectral libraries and standard operating procedures (SOPs) for high-performance biofluid assay validation and pre-clinical screening. Customer benefits include higher information content and spectral feature differentiation compared to low-field NMR systems, as well as excellent reproducibility, high throughput and potentially dramatically lower cost per sample for better preparation and support of clinical screening and IVD-by-NMR discovery and validation (on RUO level).

High Performance and Throughput IVD-by-NMR Research

Paving the way for worldwide epidemiological studies as well as for preclinical research.

Dedicated to NMR-based pre-clinical in vitro screening and research, the AVANCE IVDr is optimized for ease-of-use and highest data quality, reliability and reproducibility as shown in the figure on the right side. The new standardized platform offers barcode analysis, control by a LIMS system, the high-throughput autosampler SampleJet™, remote access, and automatic analysis and customizable analytical result reporting.

Based on Bruker-validated SOPs, the AVANCE IVDr platform enables the development of future potential diagnostic tools for body-fluids that can address a variety of medical questions. The SOPs guarantee the preparation of highly reproducible clinical data, enabling the exchange and validation of novel NMR assays between laboratories on a global basis. In a translational clinical research environment the results produced by these NMR assays can easily be transferred into potential clinical screening and future IVD use.

This level of large-scale health-related NMR screening is paving the way for worldwide epidemiological studies as well as for pre-clinical in vitro research. The benefits have been significant: facilitated by the low cost per sample and the even lower cost per parameter as compared to established single parameter screening methods.

Novel NMR methods for determining the cause of disease, delivering individualized patient treatment are now enabling many clinical researchers for developing strategies for prevention.

Reproducibility performance unmatched by Non-NMR methods

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Overlay of 6 spectra each prepared and measured independantly on aliquots of a serum sample at Bruker BioSpin Rheinstetten and at Leiden University Medical Center in Holland, showing absolute identity of all spectra.
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Surgeons with two new AVANCE 600 MHz NMR systems at the Imperial/St. Mary’s Clinical Phenome Center (London, UK)
Surgeons with two new AVANCE 600 MHz NMR systems at the Imperial/St. Mary’s Clinical Phenome Center (London, UK)

“The latest generation of Bruker NMR instruments gives us staggering day to day and long term reproducibility and reliability of spectral acquisition, coupled with the ability to do automated digital quantification of multiple metabolites.  Thus, uniquely, the NMR technology platform can be used in simultaneous exploratory and targeted modes.  We are totally committed to the use of NMR spectroscopy (in association with mass spectrometry) as a definitive bio-screening tool, and the latest technology developments now allow the deployment of the platform on an industrial scale.”

Professor Jeremy Nicholson, Director of the MRC-NIHR Phenome Centre and Head of the Department of Surgery and Cancer at Imperial College London

LabScape

Service & Life Cycle Support for Magnetic Resonance and Preclinical Imaging

Bruker’s commitment to provide customers with unparalleled help throughout the buying cycle, from initial inquiry to evaluation, installation, and the lifetime of the instrument is now characterized by the LabScape service concept

LabScape Maintenance Agreements, On-Site On-Demand and Enhance Your Lab are designed to offer a new approach to maintenance and service for the modern laboratory 

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