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Welcome to the Clinical Ligand Assay Society's website.


The Clinical Ligand Assay Society cordially invites you to become an active member of the Society that promotes and educates individuals in the use of Ligand assays. [Membership application form]


Members of the Society come from a variety of backgrounds but are unified by their special interest in ligand assays.  A multi-disciplinary association, Clinical Ligand Assay Society members work in clinical laboratory medicine (as clinical chemists, pathologists, or medical technologists), industry, and academia.  The Society is of a size that allows for close interaction among the members at both the national and local chapter level.  Membership benefits include a subscription to the Journal of Clinical Ligand Assay, a newsletter, reduced rates at an Annual Meeting, and numerous local and regional educational opportunities.




32nd International Meeting


[Preliminary Program]




"We're off to the races!!!!!!!!


If you missed the CLAS International Meeting in San Diego this year, you really missed being on the cutting edge of technologies for diagnosis of disease and other healthcare issues. The good news is: CLAS 2006 in Louisville, Kentucky promises to be even more exciting and informative. 


The meeting will be held between the NEW Louisville Marriott Downtown and the Louisville Convention Center.  These snapshots will give you a glimpse of the deluxe surroundings and Louisville sites of interest you will enjoy while absorbing brain-tingling innovations for future healthcare. The preliminary program already promises an educational experience you won't want to miss.


Mark your calendars now for May 22-25, 2006. Visit this website often for updates as the full program evolves.


Coming to the IFCC/AACC EXPO? Visit the CLAS booth (#1764) for more information.


See you there!"




To Apply for Membership:

Contact us at: Clinical Ligand Assay Society

3139 S. Wayne Road

Wayne, MI 48184


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Abbott Laboratories

100 Abbott Park Rd.

Abbott Park, Illinois 60064–3500


(847) 937–6100

www.abbott.com






Add-A-Tech, Inc. is a staffing agency dedicated to providing contract, contract to permanent and permanent personnel for the clinical laboratory as well as biotech and pharmaceutical industry.  Contract placements are made in the following states: Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky and Georgia.  Permanent placements can be made nationwide.  Please visit our website (www.add-a-tech.com) for a list of job openings.



3139 South Wayne Road

Wayne, MI 48184

Phone (734) 722-2722

Toll Free (800) 823 2722

Fax (734) 722 7006






Arcturus Bioscience, Inc.

400 Logue Avenue

Mountain View, California 94043, USA


888.446.7911 toll-free within the US

650.962.3020 voice; 650.962.3039 fax

www.arctur.com


Arcturus is the industry leader in Laser Capture Microdissection (LCM) and reagent systems for microgenomics, the molecular analysis of microscopic tissue samples, with systems installed in leading cancer centers, research institutions and clinical research laboratories worldwide. These tools enable researchers to perform rapid cell-based analysis of disease progression utilizing the smallest and purest samples currently available. The company has developed this unique technology platform for genetic analysis of biopsy samples and has applied its platform to discover cell-specific gene signatures associated with human diseases such as cancer. These novel gene signatures enable clinical laboratories to develop diagnostic applications for tumor identification and breast cancer prognosis. Arcturus is a private company headquartered in Mountain View, California.






artus-Biotech

Koenigstr. 4a

Hamburg, 22767 Germany


Phone: 49-0-40-41-36-47-83; Fax: 49-40-413647 10

E-mail: info@artus-biotech.com; Website: www.artus-biotech.com


Our booth will not include large instruments, but graphic displays will be presented with ExpressArt technology, applications and examples with results. A video will be on display (DVD copies available) with menu-directed topics:


bullet animated video of the ExpressArt amplification technology

bullet selected laboratory procedures that we found useful for our customers in general lab practice, for RNA handling and for ExpressArt procedures (not the standard advice for RNase-free work).







Asterand, Inc.

Tech One, Suite 501

440 Burroughs

Detroit, MI 48202


Phone: 1-313-263-0960; Fax: 1-313-263-0961

E-mail: info@asterand.com; Website: www.asterand.com


Asterand is the leading supplier of high quality human tissue and tissue-based services. Our comprehensive approach to human tissue and research services offers drug discovery companies the unique opportunity to have one company meet all of their human biomaterial needs along the continuum of drug discovery. Our mission is to accelerate target discovery and validation, leading to new and improved therapeutics.







AutoGenomics, Inc.

2270- K, Camino Vida Roble

Carlsbad, CA 92009


Tel: 760-804-7378, Fax: 760-804-7382

E-mail : customersupport@autogenomics.com; Website: www.autogenomics.com


The INFINITI™ system is an automated multiplexing microarray platform that delivers sample to results without manual intervention. It integrates all the discrete processes of sample handling, reagent management, hybridization stringency and scanning for DNA and protein analysis in a totally self-contained instrument. The "open architecture" design enables adaptation of multiple methodologies such as hybridization, primer extension assays and immunoassays processing up to 24 microarrays simultaneously. Based on a novel film based matrix for the microarray, current applications include CFTR, thrombophilia panel (FII, FV, MTHFR), HPV genotyping, CYP450 2D6, 2C9 & MDR1, and MTB with drug resistance to Rifampin. Planned applications consist of a wide spectrum of cancer markers, infectious disease and protein tests.







Avalon Pharmaceuticals

20358 Seneca Meadows Parkway

Germantown, MD 20876


Phone: 301-556-9900; Fax: 301-556-9910

E-mail: info@avalonrx.com; Website: www.avalonrx.com


Avalon Pharmaceuticals utilizes proprietary forward chemical genomics-based methods to accelerate the discovery of novel targets, biomarkers and drugs. For the discovery of small molecules Avalon utilizes a comprehensive systems approach, enabling more informed decisions at earlier stages in the drug discovery process. Currently, Avalon is focusing its efforts to produce the next generation of cancer medicines. Avalon Pharmaceuticals was established in 1999 and is headquartered in Germantown, Maryland.







Bayer Diagnostics

Diagnostics Division Global Headquarters

511 Benedict Ave

Tarrytown, NY 10591


Phone: 914-631-8000; Fax: 914-524-2132

http://www.bayerdiag.com


Bayer HealthCare LLC, Diagnostics Division offers a portfolio of innovative molecular diagnostic assays and instrumentation for the detection, quantification and characterization of HIV, Hepatitis C and Hepatitis B. The FDA approved VERSANT® HIV-1 RNA 3.0 Assay (bDNA) provides sensitive, accurate and HIV-1 RNA 3.0 Assay (bDNA) provides sensitive, accurate and highly reproducible HIV viral load results. Our FDA cleared TruGene HIV-1 Genotyping Test can detect mutations that confer resistance to specific types of antiretroviral drugs to aid in monitoring and treating HIV infection.







Beckman Coulter, Inc.

Bioresearch Information:

4300 N. Harbor Boulevard

P. O. Box 3100

Fullerton, CA 92834-3100


Tel: (800) 742-2345; FAX: (800) 643-4366

www.beckmancoulter.com


Clinical Diagnostics Division

250 South Kraemer Boulevard

Brea CA 92822-0550


Tel: General (714) 993-5321; FAX: General (714) 961-4165


Beckman Coulter, Inc. develops and markets instruments, chemistries, software and supplies that simplify and automate laboratory processes. Our products support biomedical analysis in all phases of the battle against disease from pioneering medical research through patient blood testing. These products are used in hospital laboratories, physicians' offices and group practices. The company provides a variety of systems for medical research, drug discovery and biotechnology applications.




Beckman Coulter, Inc.

Clinical Diagnostics

200 N. Kraemer Blvd.

Brea, CA  92822-8000


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UniCel DxI™ 800 Immunoassay System






Carl Zeiss MicroImaging

One Zeiss Drive

Thornwood, NY 10594


Phone: 914-747-1800; Fax: 914-682-8296

www.zeiss.com


Carl Zeiss will show its PALM Laser MicroBeam system utilizing a patented Laser Pressure Catapulting, the latest in non-contact micromanipulation/microdissection technology. A laser beam will dissect and catapult selected living cell areas and cell nuclei directly into the cap of a common microphage tube for subsequent PCR's evaluation without danger of contamination.







CHEMICON International

28820 Single Oak Drive

Temecula, CA 92590


Telephone: 800-437-7500 or 951-676-8080; FAX: 800-437-7502 or 951-676-9209

www.chemicon.com







Ciphergen Biosystems, Inc.

6611 Dumbarton Circle

Fremont, CA 94555


Phone: 888-864-3770; Fax: 510-505-2101

www.ciphergen.com


Ciphergen’s Corporate mission is to accelerate translational medicine by enabling the discovery of protein-based biomarkers in the laboratory and their rapid conversion to clinical practice as high value diagnostic and theranostic tests. These tests will help us better understand the underlying mechanisms of disease biology in basic and clinical research; segregate patients in clinical trials to speed drug development; predict drug toxicity, efficacy or response; and improve disease diagnosis and prognosis. Ciphergen’s Diagnostics Division is dedicated to improving patient outcomes by bringing unique proteinbased diagnostics to market through commercialization of high impact discoveries emerging from PatternTrack proteomics. The Division is continually expanding its portfolio through Ciphergen’s extensive collaborative partnerships with world experts in translational medicine.







Clinical Ligand Assay Society

3139 S. Wayne Rd.

Wayne, MI 48184


Phone: 734-722-6290; Fax: 734-722-7006

www.clas.org


The Clinical Ligand Assay Society mission is to establish and promote high standards in the science and application of ligand assay technology by encouraging research, educating practitioners, and fostering communication and cooperation among individuals in laboratories, in medicine, in academia and industry.


In the last 30 years, ligand assay technology has exploded to encompass not only a variety of non-isotopic techniques besides the classical radioactive labeling one to quantitate immunoassays, but also receptor assays and gene probe technology.







Clinical Consultants, Inc.

76 North Maple Ave., Suite 222

Ridgewood, NJ 07450


Phone: 973-423-4855; Fax: 707-248-5067

E-mail: clincon1@optonline.net


Clinical Consultants, Inc is a private consulting firm in Ridgewood, New Jersey. Clinical Consultants brings over 30 years experience in the Clinical Laboratory and in vitro diagnostics (IVD) industry, together with over 15 years in the pharmaceutical industry to the healthcare community. The emphasis is on quality healthcare for the consumer. The company concentrates its efforts on Clinical Trials (IVD and Pharmaceutical) with an emphasis on Quality Assurance in the FDA submission process. Our quality control staff and medical writers ensure that data analyses from clinical trials are presented in their best light in accordance with ICH and other FDA and EU guidelines. In addition, we assist laboratories in preparing for accreditation: State and Federal licensures and/or ISO certification (domestic and international). Coincidentally, the President, OliveJoy Wolfe is a Founding member and Past President of the Clinical Ligand Assay Society (CLAS). To which end the Company is proud to sponsor the Clinical Consultants Award for the Best Abstract presented at the CLAS National Meeting.







David G. Rhoads Associates, Inc.

504 Meetinghouse Lane

Kennett Square, PA 19348


Phone: 610-388-2626; (800) 786-2622; Fax 610-388-0150

E-mail: dgrhoads@dgrhoads.com; Website: www.dgrhoads.com


David G. Rhoads Associates., Inc., providers of specialty PC software to clinical laboratories, POL's and clinical laboratory vendors, will be showing EP Evaluator™, the industry-leading product line of software programs to evaluate clinical laboratory methods. Flexible design provides the features needed by small, medium and large laboratories to meet all CLIA ‘88 and CAP requirements for validating and evaluating methods.








Diagnostic Products Corporation

5700 West 96th St.

Los Angeles, CA 90045


Phone: 800-986-1001; Fax: 310-645-9999

Email: info@dpconline.com; Website: www.dpconline.com


DPC, the world's largest independent supplier of immunoassay products has a unique product offering with the IMMULITE® 1000, 2000, 2500 and SMS and offers real solutions to the challenges faced in the clinical laboratory. Quality instrumentation with a proven track record of productivity and reliability in over 6,000 laboratories and an extensive breadth of menu, including infectious disease, allergy and cardiacs, make the IMMULITE family of systems the superior choice for any size laboratory.







GenWay Biotech, Inc.

10130 Sorrento Valley Rd., Suite C

San Diego, CA 92121


Phone: 858-458-0866; Fax: 858-458-0833

E-mail: xfang@genwaybio.com

Website: www.genwaybio.com


GenWay is a leading proteomic solutions provider, with a proprietary technology platform and an international network to provide our clients with antibodies, recombinant proteins, full-length cDNAs, cell lines, and tissue samples. We are the recognized world leader in gene-specific IgY (chicken) antibodies and their applications.







I.A., Inc./Threefold Sensors

P.O. Box 1306

Ann Arbor, MI 48106


Phone: 734-995-9338; Fax: 734-995-6869

E-mail: jerb@threefoldsensors.com; Website: www.threefoldsensors.com


Our Booth will have a portable fiber-optic sensor instrument for rapid sensitive measurements available for demonstration. It will also have information on the instrument, examples of data from the instrument and a video demonstrating its use, as well as a person to speak with about it.







Invitrogen Corporation

1600 Faraday Avenue

PO Box 6482

Carlsbad, California 92008


Phone: (760) 603-7200; FAX: (760) 602-6500

www.invitrogen.com


Invitrogen provides products and services that support academic and government research institutions and pharmaceutical and biotech companies worldwide in their efforts to improve the human condition. Our life science technologies improve and accelerate all areas of research, drug discovery, and commercial bioproduction.







Linco Diagnostics Services, Inc.

15 Research Park Drive

St. Charles, MO 63304


Phone: 866-442-6700; Fax: 636-442-6058

E-mail: info@lincodiagnostics.com; Website: www.lincodiagnostics.com


LINCO Diagnostic Services, Inc. is a CRO who specializes in ligand binding assays for pharmaceutical and biotechnology clients. We support bioanalytical research through GLP/GCP-compliant studies and perform assays for CLIA-certified biomarkers and immunogenicity. Our new state-of-the-art BioPharma Services Center also provides clinical trial sample and data management, pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic evaluations, cell based assays, assay development and statistical services. We are also a leader in performing multiplexed biomarker analyses. Please visit www.lincodiagnostics.com for more information.







Molecular Machines & Industries, AG

P. O. Box 23991

Knoxville, TN 37933


Phone: 865-988-7500; Fax: 865-988-6666

info@molecular-machines.com; Website: www.molecular-machines.com


The Cellcut laser microdissector is an instrument which facilitates molecular analysis by allowing the isolation of single cells or groups of cells from tissue sections. The Cellcut combines high precision with versatility and ease of use; thus, lends itself well to demanding applications related to the study of DNA, RNA, and proteins.










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Pointe Scientific, Inc.

Canton, MI USA


800-445-9853


www.pointescientific.com


Pointe Scientific, Inc. has been a prime manufacturer of clinical chemistry reagent products since 1981. Pointe offers a complete line of reagents in both dry-powder and liquid stable formats. These products are available in a wide variety of package configurations, including instrument specific packaging for Hitachi analyzers. As an OEM Supplier, Pointe offers contract manufacturing, private labeling and bulk products to companies all over the world. Pointe Scientific also offers the Pointe 180 Chemistry analyzer, a compact semi-automated system designed for research and education.







Pressure BioSciences, Inc.

375 West St.

Bridgewater, MA 02379


Phone: 505-580-1900


On September 14, 2004, Boston Biomedica, Inc. changed its name to Pressure BioSciences, Inc (PBI). PBI is a publicly traded, early-stage company focused on the development of a novel technology called Pressure Cycling Technology (PCT). PCT uses cycles of hydrostatic pressure between ambient and ultra-high levels (up to 35,000 psi and greater) to control bio-molecular interactions. PBI currently holds 13 US and 4 foreign patents covering multiple applications of PCT in the life sciences field, including in such areas as genomic and proteomic sample preparation, pathogen inactivation, control of enzymes, immunodiagnostics, and protein purification.







Primus Corporation

4231 East 75th Terrace

Kansas City, MO 64132


816.523.7491

800.377.4752

816.361.1974 Fax


www.primusdiagnostics.com










Quest Diagnostics/Nichols Institute

One Malcolm Avenue

Teterboro, NJ 07608


Phone: 201-393-5000; Toll free 800-222-0446

www.questdiagnostics.com







The Binding Site, Inc.

5889 Oberlin Dr., Suite 101

San Diego, CA 92121


Phone: 800-633-4484; Fax: 858-453-9189

E-mail: info@thebindingsite.com; Website: www.thebindingsite.com


The Binding Site booth will feature Freelite™ serum Free Kappa and Lambda Light chain assays as an aid in the diagnosis and monitoring of Multiple Myeloma, an extensive range of Autoimmune and Infectious disease Elisa kits, the DSX™ fully automated 4 plate elisa processor, IFA kits for autoimmune disease diagnosis, IgG Subclass assays and a wide range of Complement and serum protein assays.











University of Louisville/Hormone Receptor Laboratory

Delia B. Baxter Bldg., Box 24

580 S. Preston St.

Louisville, KY 40202


Office Phone: 502-852-4134; Lab Phone: 502-852-5694; Fax: 502-852-8008

Website: http://biochemistry.louisville.edu/hrl/; www.imd3.org


The Hormone Receptor Laboratory is a diverse Division involved in basic and clinical research, graduate and post-graduate education and laboratory medicine. These multifaceted activities are integrated with projects in the Divisions of Gynecologic, Medical and Surgical Oncology as well as the Departments of Pathology and Chemistry. Members of the HRL hold academic appointments in the Department of Biochemistry and the Director has additional appointments in Surgery and in Gynecologic Oncology. The HRL was one of the founding research programs in the Institute for Molecular Diversity and Drug Design (IMD3),an inter-disciplinary program that focuses on broad aspects ranging from basic medicinal chemistry to advanced design and synthesis of new structures using molecular modeling and structural biological approaches.







Veridex, LLC/ Johnson & Johnson Co.

33 Technology Drive

P. O. Box 4920

Warren, NJ 07059


Phone: 877-VERIDEX; Fax: 908-791-2377

www.veridex.com







Zymed Laboratories, Inc.

561 Eccles Ave.

South San Francisco, CA 94080


Phone: 650-871-4494; 800-874-4494

Email: info@zymed.com; Website: www.zymed.com