Westbrook, ME, United States

IDEXX Laboratories

www.idexx.com
Westbrook, ME, United States

Idexx Laboratories, Inc. is a multinational corporation engaged in the development, manufacture, and distribution of products and services for the companion animal veterinary, livestock and poultry, water testing, and dairy markets. Incorporated in 1983 and headquartered in Westbrook, Maine, and EMEA in Hoofddorp, Netherlands,Idexx conducts operations through 60 locations around the world, and employs approximately 5,000 people in full-and part-time positions. There are mainly three segments in the company, namely Companion Animal Group, Water, and Livestock and Poultry Diagnostics. In addition, the company also engages in SNAP tests to detect antibiotic drug-residue in milk and OPTI point-of-care analyzers to measure electrolytes, blood gases, acid-base balance and other parameters. In November 2011, the Company acquired the research and diagnostic laboratory business of the College of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Missouri. In August 2013, the company acquired Madasa do Brasil Ltda. Wikipedia.

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A sample testing apparatus includes a sample tray defining a planar surface and a plurality of wells recessed relative to the planar surface, and a lid member configured to be sealed about the planar surface of the sample tray. The lid member includes an adhesive layer configured to be sealed to the planar surface of the sample tray, a breathable film layer disposed about the adhesive layer, and a backing layer disposed about the breathable film layer. Methods of using the sample testing apparatus for testing a sample and kits to facilitate such testing are also provided.


Patent
IDEXX Laboratories | Date: 2016-02-19

Homogeneous immunoassays that allow for compensation of background signals inherent in samples and reagents. The use of homogeneous immunoassays for the detection of the presence or amount of symmetrical Dimethyl Arginine (SDMA) in biological samples. Reagents and kits for conducting the assays.


Patent
IDEXX Laboratories | Date: 2016-01-01

The invention provides canine CD20 specific antibodies, methods of making the antibodies and methods of use of the antibodies.


Patent
IDEXX Laboratories | Date: 2016-08-10

This invention provides reagents and methods for diagnosing renal disease. Differential levels of inosine metabolite, and proteins: apolipoprotein C-I, apolipoprotein C-II, fibrinogen alpha chain, or fibrinogen A-alpha chain, kininogen, Inter-Alpha Inhibitor H4 (ITIH4), keratin Type I cytoskeletol 10 cystatin A, cystatin B and other polypeptides and fragments thereof provide biomarkers of renal disease and are described herein.


Patent
IDEXX Laboratories | Date: 2015-06-24

A composition, device, kit and method for detecting the presence or absence of roundworm in a fecal sample. The composition, device, kit and method of the present invention may be used to confirm the presence or absence of roundworm in a fecal sample from a mammal that may also be infected with one or more of hookworm, whipworm, and heartworm.


Patent
IDEXX Laboratories | Date: 2015-12-18

Methods, devices, kits and compositions for detecting the presence or absence of hookworm in a fecal sample are disclosed herein. The methods, devices, kits and compositions of the present invention may be used to confirm the presence or absence of hookworm in a fecal sample from a mammal that may also be infected with one or more of roundworm, whipworm, and heartworm. Confirmation of the presence or absence of hookworm in the mammal may be made, for example, for the purpose of selecting an optimal course of treating the mammal and/or for the purpose of determining whether the mammal has been rid of the infection after treatment has been initiated.


Patent
IDEXX Laboratories | Date: 2015-07-20

A chemical analyzer includes a slide transport mechanism having a slide track adapted to hold a plurality of reagent test slides, a sample metering device, an incubator formed as a part of the slide transport mechanism to precisely maintain the temperature of the reagent test slides, a slide ejector mechanism to remove the slides from the slide transport mechanism, a sample preparation station, which includes a centrifuge, and associated electronics and software. The slide transport mechanism holds a plurality of trapezoidally-shaped reagent test slides about its circumference, which slides are loaded onto the transport mechanism by the slide inserter mechanism. The slide transport mechanism positions the reagent test slides under the sample metering device, which device deposits a predetermined volume of sample onto each slide. The slide transport mechanism also carries the slides above a reflectometer. After testing has been completed, the slide ejector mechanism automatically removes the reagent test slides from the slide transport mechanism.


Patent
IDEXX Laboratories | Date: 2016-03-04

The disclosure is directed to methods and apparatus for the determination, diagnosis, progression and prognosis of kidney disease and mortality associated with kidney disease. The disclosure includes methods for determining renal function, in particular estimating glomerular filtration rate (GFR), in an animal. GFR can be useful in the diagnosis and treatment of kidney disease or dysfunction. In various aspects, the disclosure is directed to the use of free symmetrical dimethylarginine (SDMA) and creatinine in blood samples from animals, in particular cats and dogs, to determine glomerular filtration rate and kidney disease.


The invention provides methods and compositions for the detection and treatment of Anaplasma phagocytophilum and Anaplasma platys infection.


Patent
IDEXX Laboratories | Date: 2015-01-08

A medical apparatus for analyzing fluid samples includes an outer casing, a slide loading mechanism disposed within the outer casing for loading fluid analysis slides, a slide ejecting mechanism disposed within the outer casing for ejecting fluid analysis slides, an evaporation cap opening mechanism disposed within the outer casing for opening an evaporation cap, an evaporation cap closing mechanism disposed within the outer casing for closing an evaporation cap, a drawer locking mechanism disposed within the outer casing for locking a drawer associated with the outer casing, a camera disposed within the outer casing, and a robot disposed within the outer casing. The robot is movable in three dimensions and has means for conducting three or more of the following operations: slide loading; slide ejecting; evaporation cap opening; evaporation cap closing; drawer locking; and camera manipulation.

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