IH&S Launches Tridex™ Protein Analyzer for Bioprocessing

Company News
August 12, 2019

Recognized as a leader in Optics & Fluidics, IDEX Health & Science has leveraged technologies from across its business to bring the Tridex™ Protein Analyzer to the Bioprocessing industry last month. The Tridex Protein Analyzer is a tool for quickly determining the antibody concentration, or “titer” of biologic drugs during production.

Biologics are a new class of drugs used to treat some cancers as well as autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn’s disease and psoriasis by stimulating or suppressing the immune system. Biosimilars, sometimes referred to as biogenerics, are highly similar versions of biologics.

The Tridex Analyzer is the first protein analyzer on the market built specifically for bioprocess monitoring and is a complete solution for improving efficiencies in the drug development process for biologics and biosimilars.

Using a space-saving design, Tridex requires only two consumable parts: the reagent pack and the analysis module. Tridex performs a proprietary trap-and-elute technique that quantifies the amount of antibody or immunoglobulin G (IgG) in a cell-free sample. This approach delivers fast and accurate results without the need for method development or specialized training.

Biologics are large complex molecules, and an antibody is a specific type of biologic. Unlike a drug, which is manufactured through chemical synthesis, biologics are manufactured in living systems such as a cells or bacteria. The process to make a biologic is very similar to the process for making beer or wine and takes a few days to weeks to ferment or grow the cells which produce the antibody. The process needs to be monitored constantly to ensure consistent, high quality products.

The biopharmaceutical industry has been seeking alternatives to monitor the process. The current methods can be time-consuming, require highly skilled technicians and are performed in a separate QC lab often far from the production floor. The most common method for measuring antibody concentration is High-Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC). Operating an HPLC requires a high level of training and skill to develop new methods and troubleshoot the system. Even after an HPLC method is developed, expertise is required to run a test and interpret the results.

The Tridex analyzer can be used in the development of drugs such as Humira, Rituxan and Enbrel, which can treat several diseases including:

  • Arthritis (Rheumatoid, Psoriatic & Juvenile Idiopathic)
  • Plaque Psoriasis
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
  • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

IDEX Health & Science, LLC is the global leader in life science fluidics, microfluidics, and optics, offering a three-fold advantage to customers by bringing optofluidic paths to life with strategic partnerships, breakthrough solutions, and proven expertise. As one of the few companies in the world with component, sub-system, and application level experts, IDEX Health & Science helps instrument developers solve the most demanding fluidic and optical challenges in a wide array of

Godiva, IDEX India Combine Forces, Bring GoFighter Pump to Market

Company News
August 5, 2019

Godiva Limited, which manufactures firefighting equipment and electronics, collaborated with IDEX India to bring a new line of pumps to the Indian market earlier this year.

Modeled after the Godiva Prima series, the GoFighter pump makes priming easier for firefighters.

Priming is the process of removing air from the pump and suction line, to allow atmospheric pressure and flooding pressure to cause liquid to flow into the pump. In the past, most pumps would require external piping from the suction tube to the primer, for the pump to function properly.

With extensive feedback from end customers and OEMs, the new GoFighter pump features internal priming, reducing leaks and pump failures.

Sourced, assembled and tested in India, the GoFighter pump is 30% smaller and 8% lighter than other pump products in the Indian market.

Compact, powerful and versatile, the GoFighter vehicle mounted pump offers range of flows and is available as a single or multi pressure pump for rear mounting.


Additional Features Include:


– Enhanced Firefighting Capabilities at Higher Elevations

– Improved Operating Pressures at Higher Flow Rates

– Low Maintenance Costs

– Lower operational costs

– Faster Service & Local support

– Easy Installation and maintenance

– Better reliability

IDEX Corporation Joining S&P 500

News Release
August 2, 2019

S&P Dow Jones Indices has announced that IDEX Corporation (NYSE: IEX) will join the S&P 500® effective before the open of trading on Friday, August 9.

“Becoming part of the S&P 500, a leading barometer of overall economic performance, is a tremendous honor for our company and our people worldwide,” IDEX Chairman and CEO Andrew K. Silvernail said. “It further marks the tremendous growth our team has achieved. The trusted solutions we produce for companies across myriad industries – from dosing pumps for clean water, to life-saving tools used by rescue workers, to components used in DNA sequencing machines – truly improve lives every day. Being added to the S&P 500 validates our teams’ dedication to results and obsession with solving customers’ most challenging problems.”

IDEX will also be added to the S&P 500 GICS Industrial Machinery Sub-Industry index and removed from the S&P MidCap 400.

S&P Dow Jones Indices is the largest global resource for essential index-based concepts, data and research, and home to iconic financial market indicators, such as the S&P 500® and the Dow Jones Industrial Average®.


To view the full announcement, click here

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