Medicon Hellas S.A. of Gerakas at MEDICA 2017 in Düsseldorf -- MEDICA Trade Fair
Manufacturers

Medicon Hellas S.A.

5-7, Melitona Str., 153 44 Gerakas
Greece

Telephone +30 210 6606000
Fax +30 210 6612666
medicon@mediconsa.com

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MEDICA 2017 hall map (Hall 3): stand C35

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MEDICA 2017 fairground map: Hall 3

Our range of products

Product categories

  • 03  Diagnostics
  • 03.02  Immunochemistry (Immunology)
  • 03.02.14  Specific proteins

Our products

Product category: Specific proteins

ANTI STREPTOLYSIN O ASO

CLINICAL SIGNIFICANCE
Streptococcus pyogenes is a gram-positive bacterium and is associated with many important diseases that result from the release of its toxin like: pharyngitis, sinusitis, pneumonia, septic scarlet fever and lymphangeitis. It can also cause diseases by the reaction of the immune system to it such as rheumatic fever and glomerulonephritis. Streptolysin O, a haemolysin produced by streptococci, can cause an immune response and detection of antistreptolysin O (ASO) antibodies can be clinically used to confirm a recent infection. ASO antibodies can be detected 1– - 3 weeks after infection and they sustain at maximum levels for 3 - 6 weeks.

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Product category: Specific proteins

C-REACTIVE PROTEIN CRP-HS

CLINICAL SIGNIFICANCE
CRP levels in serum rise faster than those of other acute phase proteins. CRP is therefore one of the most useful proteins in that category for the clinical evaluation of patients. Increased CRP concentrations in the serum are observed in cases of inflammation, tissue necrosis or wounds. In contrast to other acute phase proteins, like á1-antitrypsine and haptoglobuline, CRP is not significantly affected by non-steroid hormones of endogenous (pregnancy) or exogenous origin. It appears, however, that pharmaceutical treatment with steroid or non anti-inflammatory medicines may significantly reduce CRP levels. CRP levels in serum are increased more dramatically when compared to other acute phase proteins. Thus, CRP comprises one of the most useful proteins of that category for the clinical assessment of patients. Increase of CRP levels during an inflammation is observed even in the neonatal period, when it’s very significant for the diagnosis of bacterial septicemia. CRP levels may also rise in viral infections or spirochaete. Therefore, in lack of wound, very high CRP levels may indicate bacterial or viral infection. In bacterial meningitis very high initial CRP levels may be prognostic of neurological complications. Consecutive measurements of CRP levels are exceptionally useful for patient monitoring during the anti-microbial treatment, as well as post-operatively when protein levels increase in bacterial infection. Measuring CRP levels is also useful during clinical assessment in rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, vascular syndrome, bowel inflammation and myocardial infarction.

Measurements within the reference intervals have been reported to have prognostic value in patients with acute coronary incidents, or value in the prognosis of future coronary incidents.

CRP levels are lower for infants than adults. Direct immunoturbidimetry and nephelometry are not sensitive enough for the diagnosis of premature infants or infinitesimal increases in acute phase proteins of the newborn.
Determination with the high sensitivity CRP-Latex reagent can help the timely diagnosis of infection in premature babies and infants, the need for pharmaceutical treatment and the monitoring of its effectiveness. No cases of CRP deficiency have been reported.

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Product category: Specific proteins

FERRITIN

CLINICAL SIGNIFICANCE
Serum ferritin is particularly useful for distinguishing between iron deficiency and anemia due to chronic disorders, because in these cases ferritin levels are increased. Serum ferritin levels below 10 μg/L almost always suggest iron deficiency. Serum ferritin is also increased in other anemias such as aplastic anemia, sideroblastic anemia and chronic hemolytic anemia. In idiopathic hemochromatosis and in multi-transfusion patients may be exceptionally high.

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Product category: Specific proteins

IMMUNOGLOBULIN A IgA

CLINICAL SIGNIFICANCE
Antibodies consist of γ-globulin proteins, and are called immunoglobulins. Immunoglobulin A (IgA)
represents about 15% of immunoglobulins in serum and is mostly found in secretions of the gastrointestinal track, saliva, and tears. Increased IgA levels are observed in cirrhosis, rheumatic fever, inflammations of the intestines, alcoholism, chronic infections, carcinomaspecifically of the gastrointestinal and hepatobilial track.

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Product category: Specific proteins

RHEUMATOID FACTOR

CLINICAL SIGNIFICANCE
RFs are a heterogeneous group of autoantibodies directed against the F region of IgG molecules. RF and IgG form immunocomplexes, which are part of the disease process of various rheumatological diseases. RF is often determined in patients suspected in rheumatoid arthritis. It has relatively little use there, as positive results can be due to other causes, and negative results do not rule out the disease. The higher the levels of RF the higher the possibility of a more destructive articular disease. There is a high rate of false positives due to other causes. These are: chronic hepatitis, any chronic viral infection, leukaemia, dermatomyositis, infectious mononucleosis, scleroderma and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Their presence has been associated with more severe disease, vasculitis, and systemic symptoms.

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About us

Company details

Medicon Hellas, is a public company, listed in the Athens Stock Exchange, a market leader in diagnostics in Greece, offering an extensive range of instrumentation, tests and procedures to clinical and research labs and our partners abroad.

We manufacture, import and provide diagnostic and point-of-care test systems, molecular diagnostics, laboratory automation, work flow improvement and software solutions and services that meet the highest quality standards, to State and Private Hospitals and Laboratories. The company also produces and exports clinical chemistry, hematology and immunochemistry reagents to OEM partners.

Our state-of-the-art research lab is involved in cutting edge applied research for diagnostic products and procedures that enhance diagnostic efficiency, lower costs and improve quality of medically useful information to physicians for the benefit of patients and the society.

The company's facilities of 7,000 msq are located in Gerakas, Athens. All our products and services are certified to the highest international quality standards, such as ISO13485 and ISO9001. Our products comply with all current regulations established in the European Union (CE marking) and by the requirements of the U.S. F.D.A. 

We have established a fully automated diagnostic laboratory, providing affordable, reliable, fast, quality medical services to our community using in-vitro diagnostic products of our own manufacture. 

Our strategy is to develop competitive products via investing in R&D projects. , evidenced by a steady increase in R&D investments. 

In addition to our primary business, we have established a new business segment, to deal with cosmetics and body care products. These consumer products are produced in Greece, France and Italy under strictly controlled procedures and are sold in Greece through supermarket chains, sales outlets and are available for export.

Products
We produce a comprehensive menu of products including:
  • A complete range of clinical chemistry reagents for manual and automated use by several analytical platforms.
  • A vast range of immunoturbitimetry-based immunoassay reagents for automated use by several analytical platforms.
  • Reagents for hematology analyzers.
  • Monoclonal and polyclonal antibodies as raw materials.
  • Cosmetics.
Our products range is continuously updated as new tests are being developed. Our latest addition is two models of modern chemistry analyzers, under the trade names Medilyzer BT and Medilyzer F, with a dedicated line of reagents under the trade name MLR.

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