GenBIo launches new, rapid testing product line, ImmunoFLOW Immunoassay
GenBio has launched its new product line, ImmunoFLOW with the introduction of the
ImmunoFLOW Mycoplasma IgM Test. Innominata dba GenBio has met the requirements of
the in-vitro diagnostics directive; 98/79/EC and the respective Competent Authorities have been
notified opening new international sales of the test through its distributors.
ImmunoFLOW is a flow-through, membrane-based rapid test. It is a rapid, simple immunoassay
consisting of a test cassette and three reagents (patient diluent, wash and conjugate). The
cassette membrane is spotted with three test “dots”, each containing an antigen (positive control,
patient test 1, and patient test 2). Prediluted patient serum is applied to the opening on top of the
cassette and allowed to flow through the paper matrix into the absorbing material inside usually in
less than a minute. To assure assay specificity, a wash reagent is applied to chase through the
serum through the membrane. Conjugate is dropped onto the cassette to visualize the reaction,
followed by a final wash addition. The entire process only takes a few minutes and can be read
Specific patient serum antibodies will bind to the antigens spotted on the membrane and when
specific patient antibodies are present; the conjugate binds causing a red/pink colored dot
indicating the positive reaction.
For a general demonstration on performance of the assay, go to You Tube:
The Mycoplasma IgM test is available now internationally. ImmunoFLOW Herpes Simplex Virus
Type 2 test for the detection of genital herpes antibodies using type specific recombinant proteins
is the second test in development and expected available in late 2010.
July 14, 2008
Addition of NEW ImmunoDOT infectious disease kits to the GenBio line of products:
GenBio has been manufacturing additional infectious disease products under the
PanBio label (Dip-S-Ticks) for years. Recently, PanBio was acquired by
Inverness and discontinued offering the ImmunoDOT format products under their
PanBio (Dip-S-Ticks) label.
These kits were manufactured and developed by GenBio for PanBio and included
kits for various species of Rickettsia, Coxiella, Leptospira and Salmonella.
All of these kits are a consistent format to the ImmunoDOT products developed
and manufactured by GenBio since the 1990's.
We are proud to continue offering these products to the PanBio customers and
to our GenBio customers as an extension of our available infectious disease
products in the ImmunoDOT format. Please contact us for product availability
and pricing. All of the package inserts and product description sheets and
"frequently asked questions" have been updated into this website.
Thank you for your continued interest.
October 26, 2007
To All Our Friends, Partners and Valued Customers:
I just wanted to give everyone an update as to what is going on in San Diego County.
By now all of you have heard about the San Diego Fires and yes, GenBio sits right in the middle the situation although totally spared from any disasters or problems. We were not working for a couple days despite the fact that there were hundreds of thousands of people in mandatory evacuations from their homes. While many suffered tragic losses, no one at GenBio lost their homes. The city, county and state did a great job with a fire of this unprecedented size and severity and we all owe a tremendous debt to the people that risked their lives to save life and property.
For those of you that don't know the area around San Diego, we are close to both Rancho Bernardo and Poway in the Carmel Mountain Ranch area.
Here are a couple links showing the fires within a few miles of us:
Our facilities are safe, and there have been no power or storage issues. We even used the plant as an evacuation center for a few families at GenBio. It is business as usual with everyone working to meet your needs. Please phone, fax or email us with any needs. We are here to serve you.