Trinean included in the ISBER Proficiency testing program

Ghent, Belgium – September 18, 2012 – Trinean NV today announced to be included in the ISBER Biorepository Proficiency Testing Program 2012. The ISBER PT program is designed for biospecimen repositories to assess the accuracy of their quality control assays, including their DNA quantification methods. The recently launched proficiency testing program dedicated a specific category for the quantification and purity testing of DNA with Trinean’s spectrophotometer and cDrop™ analytical software.“This decision of ISBER confirms that the combination of our spectrophotometer with our cDrop analytical software is a valuable alternative to the traditional methods for quantifying DNA, RNA or protein”, commented Tony Montoye, Head of Marketing. “Our innovative approach using the cDrop™ spectral analysis software is becoming a reference QC method in these institutes and as of this year the ISBER PT program allows them to validate it in a controlled way.”The ISBER inter-laboratory testing schemes aim to compare results obtained throughout laboratories around the world. The proficiency testing program provides guidance to biorepositories and is a necessary quality assurance tool for their accreditation.

About Trinean
Trinean is a Belgium based instrumentation company, bringing micro-volume molecular spectroscopy to the next level by combining best in class analytical software with a highly standardized read-out platform. Founded in 2006 as a spin-out of the University of Ghent, Belgium And Imec Leuven, Belgium, the company developed a high throughput spectrophotometer, the DropSense96®, with unprecedented capabilities, using microfluidic chips for standardized sample analysis (the DropPlate-S and DropPlate-D+ for single and dual read-outs). The Trinean platform is complemented with a software toolbox (including DropControl, DropQuant, cDrop™) for improved data interpretation and lab-automation. Entering the market end of 2009, the DropSense96® is currently employed globally at over 100 sites. For more information about Trinean, visit

Further information:
Trinean N.V.
ir. Philippe Stas
Chief Executive Officer
Dulle Grietlaan 17/3
B-9050 Gent – Belgium
Tel.: +32-9-272.75.35
Fax.: +32-9-272.75.39