TBG is under development of various detection kits for various diseases, namely in the categories of transplantation, blood safety, oncology, infectious disease and hereditary genetic disease. We believe these diseases will continue to be the leading causes of death worldwide.
Clinical studies have clearly shown that HLA gene matching between the donor and recipients of organs and stem cell transplants are key prognostic markers of the transplant success rate including immediate rejection as well as long term survival of the transplanted organ/cell. The applications of HLA genotyping not only includes the traditional donor matching against transplant recipients, but also to establish a global database of HLA typed donors from healthy blood donors or donated cord bloods, determine potential adverse drug reactions, and lastly, the diagnostic of specific autoimmune diseases. We currently provide IVD products for both LOW and HIGH resolution
Once blood has been collected by the blood bank, every unit of blood must be screened for the presence of specific pathogenic microorganisms. While each blood center across the globe has adopted different screening protocols, most of them will screen for Hepatitis B virus (HBV), Hepatitis C virus (HCV), and Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV).
Molecular diagnostics in the field of oncology are now growing rapidly. Oncology tests can be used for many different indications, including screening to identify patients at risk of developing cancer, screening for early detection of cancer, determining prognosis, predicting response to therapy and monitoring patients both during and after treatment.
Molecular diagnostics for infectious diseases has been widely used and it is currently the largest application for molecular diagnostics. The driving force behind future infectious IVD testing market expansion will be the detection of hospital acquired infection, sexually transmitted diseases and human papilloma virus (HPV).
Genetic testing identifies specific inherited changes in a person’s chromosomes, genes, or proteins. Genetic mutations can have harmful, beneficial, no effect, or cause uncertain effects on health. Genetic testing can confirm whether a condition is, indeed, the result of an inherited syndrome. Genetic testing is also performed to determine whether family members without obvious illness have inherited the same mutation as a family member who is known to carry a disease-associated mutation. We currently provide HLA B27 IVD products for Ankylosing Spongyditis as well as HLA-DQB IVD Products for Celiac and Narcolepsy.
In order to provide a "sample to answer" workflow, TBG is also developing a fully integrated automation system based on Real Time PCR technology. Built upon this system, we aim to advance efficiency and accelerate results, ultimately improving the quality of products, reducing laboratory costs, and operator safety.
Utilizing this workflow, we plan to provide solutions for transplantation, blood screening, infectious disease detection, monitoring of hereditary genetic disease and cancer theranostics.