Matsudo, Japan, June 24, 2013 - Precision System Science, Co., Ltd (PSS) and Precision System Science, USA, Inc. have reached an agreement to develop and manufacture a compact automated PCR cleanup instrument (nDS) for Abbott. The nDS purifies PCR products essentially free of salts and low molecular weight chemical noise.
The nDS will be designed to be a stand-alone, integrated system for automating the sample-preparation process to enable faster and more efficient testing for Abbott's bioidentification platform. To meet the higher requirements, nDS employs the Master Tip™, a new technology recently developed by PSS. The Master Tip™ is designed to address the demands for high-throughput and low system cost in molecular platforms. Incorporating the Master Tip™ is expected to help improve performance and laboratory efficiency.
PSS's focus is to further develop automated instruments in various areas to expand genomic analysis and in vitro diagnostics.
PSS, located at Matsudo, Japan, is a leading global provider of laboratory instruments for nucleic acid extraction. The company specializes in the development and production of automated instruments. As an original equipment manufacturer, PSS is also a leader in developing and manufacturing OEM instruments and components that are then distributed by partner companies. Founded as a maintenance and service company for clinical laboratory instruments in 1985, the company has manufacturing, research and development sites in Japan and maintains sales and service networks in the US and Europe. Registered shares of PSS are traded on the JASDAQ under ticker code 7707.