Immunodiagnostic Systems Holdings plc (“IDS”), a leading producer of diagnostic testing kits for the clinical and research markets, announces the launch of a newly-developed fully-automated immunoassay for PINP, used as a bone formation marker, to appear on the IDS-iSYS Immunoanalyser.

IDS’s new fully-automated Immunoanalyser, the IDS-iSYS, was launched at the end of February, at the same time as the launch of its automated IDS iSYS Vitamin D assay; flagship product 25 Hydroxy Vitamin D, a test to quantify vitamin D in patient serum or plasma. It is IDS’s stated aim that throughout 2009 and into 2010/11, it will add highly complementary bone and skeletal products available for use on IDS-iSYS, such as Parathyroid Hormone (PTH), CTX-I, N-Mid Osteocalcin, PINP, Bone-Specific Alkaline Phosphatase (BSAP), TRAP 5B.