Press Release

Ortho to Discuss Data on Convalescent Plasma, Automating Extended Antigen Typing at Virtual AABB Annual Meeting

Raritan, NJ

Oct 1, 2020

Ortho Clinical Diagnostics, a global leader of in vitro diagnostics and the global market leader for transfusion medicine diagnostics, is pleased to announce a full slate of events at the 2020 AABB Annual Meeting, to be held virtually Oct. 3-5.


Ortho’s programming will focus on the company’s high-sensitivity and high-specificity COVID-19 antibody tests, convalescent plasma, the value to labs in maximizing their transfusion medicine diagnostics menus, particularly by automating extended antigen typing, and blood donor screening.


In total, Ortho will sponsor two “Science and Innovation” workshops, five additional scientific posters and a virtual booth that allows customers to schedule remote, real-time interactive demonstrations of the award winning ORTHO VISION® platform, the industry’s first fully automated blood bank analyzer, and online hosted conversations by appointment with leadership and members of the sales team.

“Driving research and sharing information are always essential, especially now amid the uncertainty of a global pandemic when people want answers,” said Bob Stowers, head of Ortho's transfusion medicine business unit. “We are determined to find ways to help our customers deploy precise and effective solutions that will enable them to maintain a high standard of care for all patients during the current emergency.”

Ortho’s extensive programming schedule and product related presentations at AABB include:


Science and Innovation Workshops:

Convalescent Plasma and the Treatment of COVID-19 Patients

  • Speakers: Raymond P. Goodrich, Ph.D., Executive Director, Infectious Disease Research Center, Colorado State University; Dr. Lily Li, Director of Medical and Scientific Affairs, Ortho Clinical Diagnostics
  • Area: COVID-19
  • When: Saturday, Oct. 3, 12:30-1:15 p.m. ET
  • Where: Virtual (must register to attend)


Maximizing Menu to Optimize Lab Efficiencies

  • Speaker: Col. (Ret) Kenneth Wayne Davis MSHSA, MT(ASCP), SBBcm, Technical Supervisor, Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio, Texas
  • Area: Immunohematology
  • When: Monday, Oct. 5, 9-9:45 a.m. ET
  • Where: Virtual (must register to attend)


Related Scientific Poster and Oral Abstract Presentation (Non-Ortho sponsored):

Qualification of COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma Donations by SARS-CoV-2 Antibody Screening Using Antigen-Sandwich S1 Antigen-Based High-Dynamic Range Immunoassay and Neutralizing Antibody Testing


Additional Ortho Scientific Posters:

Extended Antigen Typing on a Fully Automated Immunohematology (IH) Analyzer


Analytical and Clinical Performance of the VITROS® Immunodiagnostic Products Anti-HTLV I/II Assay 


Clinical Performance of the VITROS® Immunodiagnostic Products Anti-SARS-CoV-2 IgG Assay


Clinical Performance of the VITROS® Immunodiagnostic Products Anti-SARS-CoV-2 Total Antibody Assay


Clinical Performance of the VITROS® Immunodiagnostic Products Anti-SARS-CoV-2 Total Assay

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