The Quantum Blue® 3rd generation is a state-of-the-art camera based lateral flow test cassette reader. It uses the latest image analysis technology. The touch screen allows for an intuitive user interface with easy step-by-step tutorial screens. The HL7 based communication interface offers the connection to Laboratory and Hospital Information Systems (LIS/HIS).
Calprotectin is the best marker to discriminate between organic (IBD) and non-organic bowel disease (IBS). Calprotectin is a reliable indicator of inflammation in several pathologies. Patients suffering from IBS do not have increased faecal calprotectinvalues. Faecal calprotectin concentrations, as measured by the BÜHLMANN calprotectin assays, are significantly elevated in patients with IBD and correlate well with endoscopic and histological assessment of disease activity.
Over the past two decades great improvements in therapy of chronic inflammatory diseases have been made. The rise of TNFα biologics like adalimumab and infliximab has been a great step forward to ameliorating disease course and keep inflammations at remission levels for prolonged periods of time. Patients with suboptimal drug concentrations have worse outcomes than those with adequate drug levels. Therapeutic drug monitoring (TDM) for adalimumab and infliximab has a great potential for the management of anti TNF therapy.
The Quantum Blue® product line is based on lateral flow technology,offering quantitative results within minutes.
MRP8/14 is an early and sensitive marker of inflammation and is released immediately in response to local inflammation. In contrast, other inflammatory markers are generated by downstream pathways and require de novo synthesis. Therefore, MRP8/14 is an ideal target for monitoring disease activity of Rheumatoid Arthritis. The MRP8/14 assays by BÜHLMANN allow for precise and sensitive measurement of this important marker.