Ladies and gentlemen,

We are pleased to announce the release of SBTengine® version 2.13.1.0, incorporating the new IMGT/HLA database version 3.1.0. Improvements include enhanced ambiguity-resolving power by improved GSSP selection and the display of near-matching genotypes in the crucial positions list.

SBTengine users will automatically receive the update, provided the computer is connected to the internet.

High Resolution HLA Typing Teaching Session (Before ASHI)

The ABHI-approved HLA-SBT Teaching Session will be running once again just before ASHI at the conference hotel, the Westin Diplomat, Hollywood, Florida, on Sunday 26th September. The Teaching Session starts at 9am, will run until 3.30pm, and is designed to provide participants with theory and practice in high resolution sequence based typing. All participants are eligible for 1.05 CEC's/ 7 contact hours of Continuing Education Credits. The course is free, lunch is included but places are limited so please register quickly and pass on the information to colleagues who might also be interested. More information can be found at the website of Genome Diagnostics.

GenDx Exhibiting at ASHI, Eurotransplant and APHIA

GenDx is a bronze sponsor of ASHI and will be exhibiting at the annual conference (26th – 30th September) together with our partners, Qiagen.

Other conferences they will be taking part in this year are:

  • Eurotransplant Meeting (23rd – 24th September) in Leiden, the Netherlands
  • APHIA (Asia-Pacific Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics Association) in New Zealand (16th -19th November).

New DPB1 Strategy

Coming soon: an improved SBTexcellerator® HLA-DPB1 strategy for accelerating unambiguous DPB1 typing. Features include:

  • Exon 1 to 5 amplified in a single multiplexed PCR
  • New! Essential regions exon 2 and exon 3 can now be analyzed
  • New! Complete exon 1 and exon 4 sequence information for enhanced allele ambiguity resolution

Please do not hesitate to contact us for further information on GenDx products.

Thank you for your attention and best regards.


Julia Hirtle
Sales and Marketing Manager Distribution

 
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