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Measuring sIL-2R Levels In Interstitial Lung Disease

St Antonius Hospital in Nieuwegein, the Netherlands, uses a soluble interleukin-2 receptor (sIL-2R) ELISA from Tecan in the investigation, management and monitoring of interstitial lung disease. This easy-to-use assay is the world’s first IVDR-compliant ELISA for the quantification of sIL-2R levels, and is supplied complete with the internal controls necessary to provide reliable measurements and distinguish between different types of interstitial lung disease.

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Working together to untangle IVDR

The European Union’s In Vitro Diagnostics Regulation (IVDR) replaces the In Vitro Diagnostic Medical Devices Directive (IVDD), completely overhauling the regulations regarding pre- and post- market requirements for IVD devices. This has implications for the entire supply chain, from manufacturers with responsibilities for design, development and commercialization, to agreements between manufacturers and key economic operators, such as importers and distributors. The regulation also introduces specific requirements and limitations on hospitals and labs developing their own diagnostic tests, which must review and, if necessary, replace in-house assays with commercially available CE-marked, IVDR- certified alternatives to ensure compliance for the chosen application.

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