Sunday, December 13, 2015

Trivitron patents NeoMass AAAC kit for Newborn Screening to detect 50 inborn disorders


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~ First kit in the world to offer the broadest panel~




Mumbai, 14th December 2015 - Trivitron Healthcare, the largest and most trusted company in Medical Technology Space of Indian Origin has launched NeoMass AAAC Kit (CE Approved) for expanded panel of Newborn Screening in India. This is the first kit in the Global market that can detect up to 50 disorders that a newborn baby might be born with or without any immediate symptoms or visible manifestations, making it the broadest available panel of biomarkers. The launch of NeoMass AAAC Kit makes Trivitron a complete solution provider for NBS with Modular Systems, Automated Systems & Kits for core panel screening and Tandem MS/MS and NeoMass AAAC kit for expanded panel screening. For the launch event, we were privileged to have Dr Ralph Fingerhut, Director Swiss Newborn Screening Laboratory University Children`s Hospital, Zurich and Mr. Nitin Sawant, Sr. Vice President Trivitron Healthcare who announced the launch of NeoMass AAAC Kit patented by Trivitron in India and shared insights about Newborn screening, its causes, global and Indian Scenario, importance, facts and figures etc.  The event was held on December 12th, 2015 in Mumbai from 6pm onwards.
The event was focused on creating awareness among target audience about Newborn screening and its alarming need to make it mandatory in India too like other countries. The testing process involves pricking the heel of a newborn baby to collect a few drops of blood on a filter paper within 72 hours of birth and test for detection of life threatening disorders. The launch of NeoMass AAAC kit would lead to screening of inborn metabolic disorders based on a technology called tandem mass spectrometry which allows fast and accurate determination of metabolic disorders. The newly patented NeoMass AAAC kit uses tandem mass spectrometry technology.
Dr. Ralph Fingerhut, Swiss Newborn Screening Laboratory University Children`s Hospital said, " Newborn screening is mandatory in other parts of the world and has been enormously successful.. The heel pricked blood can be used to detect deadly genetic disorders in newborns and can provide better life for infants. We hope globally accepted Newborn Screening sees some more light in India”.
Dr. GSK Velu, Chairman and Managing Director of Trivitron Group of Companies said, “Trivitron Healthcare is one of the largest provider for Newborn screening solutions in the world and our new patented NeoMass AAAC kit is the first kit in the world to detect up to 50 disorder. Trivitron Healthcare is always at the forefront of developing affordable technologies for Indian market.
The recently patented methodology makes it possible to detect deficiencies of all the six enzymes involved in the urea cycle metabolic pathway. The urea cycle is a metabolic pathway occurring in the liver and kidney and aberrant functions of the urea cycle enzymes lead to the buildup of ammonia, a product of protein metabolism. If not treated the outcome is very serious with symptoms ranging from vomiting and increasing lethargy to respiratory distress and even coma and death. Additionally NeoMass AAAC enables an easy and reliable detection of type I tyrosinemia, a serious disease causing dermatologic and neuro developmental problems due to accumulation of tyrosine within the liver and kidney.

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Nitin Sawant is a research post graduate in Biochemistry and has worked for 10 years in clinical research laboratory. Later, he joined Chiron Diagnostics, USA for Nucleic Acid Diagnostics. He has also worked in Bayer Diagnostics. Mr Nitin joined Trivitron in 2000 as its National Technical Manager handling responsibility of application and service support for diagnostics. He then started handling responsibility of product management also. With his experience in laboratory and in various segments of diagnostics, he currently heads the diagnostics division at Trivitron Healthcare.

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