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Eiken Chemical Launches the OC-FCa TM Reagent

Today, January12, 2021,Eiken Chemical Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Taito Ward, Tokyo) launched OC-FCa TM Reagent.Provided as a CE-IVD product,OC-FCa TM Reagentis used for the quantitative measurement ofcalprotectin in human stool samples by latex agglutination immunoturbidimetric assay for OC-SENSOR PLEDIA.

The reagent and fully automated immunochemical analyzer,OC-SENSOR PLEDIA realize a simple and easy operation for quantitative measurement of calprotectin inhuman stool samples.

Calprotectin is an inflammatory protein abundantly present in neutrophils. The amount of alprotectin in human stool samples increases accompanied with intestinal mucosal inflammation. Therefore the quantitative measurement of calprotectinin human stool samplesis used for distinguishing inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) from functional intestinal disorders (e.g. Irritable bowel syndrome, IBS) and monitoring ulcerative colitis (UC) disease activity.

We aim to contribute to improve efficiency of laboratory tests and better quality of life for patients by Fecal Calprotectin Test with OC-SENSOR PLEDIA.