CHANTILLY, Virginia, Sep. 24, 2013 – Dynex Technologies announced today it has received approval from China’s State Food and Drug Administration (SFDA) to market the DSX® automated enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) processing system in China. The DSX is Dynex’s industry leading automated ELISA processing system for diagnostic assays in clinical laboratories, capable of quickly and accurately handling four microplates per assay run, greatly reducing required manual technician time while improving the speed and reliability of test results. The SFDA approval for the DSX system is effective for four years and allows Dynex to provide broader automation options to assay developers and clinical technologists throughout China.
Adrian M. Bunce, Dynex’s President, said “It is very exciting to have the opportunity to provide even greater choice to laboratories in this region, after the SFDA approval of Dynex’s two-plate DS2 system early last year. The re-introduction of the DSX system to the Chinese market will have a tremendous impact on the ability of labs to take full advantage of the benefits of reliable ELISA automation.”
China's rapid economic development, especially in the healthcare and diagnostics sectors, continues to outpace that of much of the rest of the world. Duane M. Steele, Dynex’s Vice President of Sales and Marketing, said “In response to China’s outstanding market outlook, Dynex opened a Hong Kong branch in early 2012. The SFDA approval of DSX allows us to substantially enhance our already growing presence in China, where the ELISA market is still very strong and growing. We also expect that we will seek SFDA approval in the future for our new Agility® 12-plate system.” Agility is a fully automated microplate testing system that was released by Dynex in the fourth quarter of 2012 in the U.S. and many other international markets. The Agility system utilizes state-of-the-art robotics that allows processing of up to 12 microplates in a single run and delivers unparalleled precision while eliminating nearly all manual steps and potential sources of error. More information on Dynex and the DS2, DSX, and Agility systems can be found at www.dynextechnologies.com.